These walking sticks are versatile. There's been an increase in coyote activity in my neighborhood near the mountains, and I used these sticks to scare away a few coyotes while walking my dog. I took off the rubber tips just in case I have to use these sticks as a self-defense weapon against those darn coyotes. The tips are made of some metal that would really help if anything happened to my dog. I can see why there are rubber tips. The rubber tips are also easy to take on and off.
I've tested these babies for the last 3 months now. I've hiked on trails that were rocky, sandy, and even tested these with the rubber tips on the regular pavement. They stood up to all the tests.
the sticks are very high quality. better than the ones i had before.
I just joined a hiking group and saw most of them using these sticks. I’ve seen a noticeable difference in my hiking pace because I can actually keep up with my friends now!
These poles work very well. Uphill and downhill are much easier now.