Hi folks. Today on the blog we’re taking a look at this Naturehike Trekking Pole. Recently I bought the 3F UL Gear Solo, and when I did the search was on for a cheap lightweight trekking pole to prop up the tent. I managed to find this one on Ali Express (you can also find it on Amazon) which seemed to strike the right balance between weight and price. So, let’s dive into it and see how this trekking pole performed!
Overview & Specs
Weight might not seem like an important factor when choosing a trekking
Size & Weight
This trekking pole is collapsible and has 4 sections – 5 if you count the cap at the end of the pole. When collapsed it has a length of 36 cm, and when the pole is fully extended it has a length of 135cm.
The pole had a stated weight of 234 grams. When we did our own weigh-in, we found it came in just a shade over at 237 grams (without the bag). As we’ve said on this blog before, it’s always best to assume that whatever you’re buying might weigh a little more (or a little less, if you’re lucky) than stated.
The pole is made of Carbon Fibre and 7075 Aluminum Alloy. The tip of the pole is Tungsten Steel. Both the cap at the end and the grip are made from EPA Rubber, as near as I can tell. The listed specs page seems to be a little vague on that part!
Naturehike Cheap Lightweight Trekking Pole Review
So, let’s take a look at how this pole actually performed on a recent trip.
The Extending & Collapsing Part
For some reason, it took me about 5 attempts to be able to extend the pole when I first got it. There’s definitely a knack, and a lack of any real instructions didn’t help! But once you know how, it’s easy to extend and collapse in a couple of seconds. I found the storage bag that comes with the pole pretty handy for when it’s not in use as well.
The Camping & Walking Part
In the interests of full disclosure, I should say I didn’t actually do a hell of a lot of walking with this pole when I took it out.
When it came time to prop up my 3F UL Gear Solo with the pole, I found it to be quick and easy to slip-in. I had worried that carbon
Naturehike Trekking Pole – Verdict
If you’re looking for a cheap & cheerful lightweight trekking pole, then this Naturehike one will fit the bill for you perfectly. There’s a slight knack to extending and collapsing, but once you’ve done this a few times it’s very easy to master.
Well, that’s all for this week folks! I hope you enjoyed this Naturehike Trekking Pole review. What do you think of this stick? Feel free to let us know in the comments! And don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog for more tips, tricks, and gear reviews from the trail. Until next time.
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Very rarely do I see hikers using poles properly. My experience has been not only two of us hiking, but also on many Sierra Club and other group excursions. Usually, hikers just plop them on the ground ahead of themselves and don’t put any pressure on them.. They’re ‘just for show’ until perhaps they get to a stream crossing. Properly used on the trail, they should be planted alongside the hiker, and pressure put on them to help propel forward motion and reduce stress in knees. This is especially important for going uphill. I can remember only once seeing a hiker using her poles properly, mostly in the back of herself. I complimented her on it and she told me she had an excellent mentor who had instructed her. . .I go with Black Diamonds, and never ever get on a trail without them.