ANATOM EXPLORER WALKING POLES

Why are trekking poles so useful? Chris Townsend reviews the latest walking poles for the outdoors. On test Anatom Explorer walking poles


The Explorers are excellent poles at a reasonable price. They have chunky external clip locks that are easy to operate with gloves on and which lock firmly on the shafts. To prevent them jamming – not something I’ve experienced with clip locks – the brass screws are anti-corrosive and self-lubricating. The grips are made of comfortable foam and have ribbed extensions. The webbing straps have soft linings and easily adjust to accommodate thick mitts.

Reviewed in April 2015 Issue

Overview

  • Overall: 4 out of 5

Pros: external clip-locks, grips

Cons: Nothing

  • Price: £70
  • Length: 62-135cms
  • Materials: 6000 aircraft grade alloy
  • Grip: EVA foam
  • Anti-Shock: No
  • Adjustments: external clip lock
  • Weight: 550 grams
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