I pushed off the idea of getting walking sticks for a while now because I thought they were useless and all for show. After using my wife's walking sticks from this company, I just had to order my own pair. It feels like having an extra pair of legs on my walks and hikes around my favorite trails. The stability I get on uneven terrain is unmatchable. Before ordering for this company, I did my research and concluded that HH's material and design was the best.
I use these poles on every hike now. It took a little bit to get used to, but once I got the hang of it, the support and balance I get are amazing.
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.