Today we’ve got a review of the Naturehike ultralight trekking pole to share with you all. When we reviewed the 3F UL Gear Solo recently, the search was on for a cheap lightweight trekking pole to prop the tent up. We managed to find this one from Naturehike (Amazon link here) which seemed to strike exactly the right balance between weight and price. So, let’s dive into it and see how this pole performed!
Overview / Specs
Weight might not seem like an overly important factor when choosing a trekking
Size and style
The 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 before, it’s always wise 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 seem 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 for us on a recent trip.
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The extending and collapsing bit
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 and walking bit
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 a quick and easy ‘slip in’. It’s definitely worth getting the hang of this pole before taking it out on the road! I had worried that carbon
If you’re looking for a cheap lightweight trekking pole that won’t break the bank, then this offering from Naturehike should definitely be on your gear list. There’s a knack to extending and collapsing, but once you’ve got the hang of it this is a perfectly capable little stick!
If you’d like to buy this trekking pole, you can do so on either Ali Express or on Amazon.
Well, that’s all folks! Hope you enjoyed this Naturehike trekking pole review.
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