Sterling Endurance Trekking Poles: QUICK OVERVIEW
What We Like
What We Don't Like
The aluminum alloy used to craft these poles has a reputation for being strong and durable. In fact, not only is T6 alloy of 7075 aluminum strong but it is lightweight, too.
Plus, these poles are going to hold up well, and you will too. You'll experience less fatigue whether you are hiking for hours or trekking for days.
This review takes a look at all of the points that matter to serious and novice hikers alike. By the time you finish looking through it, you'll know if Sterling Endurance trekking poles are the right hiking sticks to take on your next trek.
Sterling Endurance Trekking Pole Review
This is an affordable set of collapsible trekking poles from Sterling Endurance, a middle-of-the-road brand delivering competitively priced merchandise.
Who Is This Product For?
Planning on hiking among a wide expanse of boulders or traveling through a volcanic archipelago? These walking sticks are the ideal choice.
They are sturdy, strong, and easily adjusted to meet changing needs. With the included snow baskets, you are ready to tackle the Colorado Rockies or a location of your choice for some well-deserved snow shoeing.
A height restriction is in play with these poles. They aren't the ideal choice for someone who is shorter than 5'4" tall.
When you are taller than 5'4", you can use this set of poles to enjoy a day of trekking, hiking, walking, backpacking, or snow shoeing.
This set of poles is ready to go as soon as you receive them. All you need to do is pack up your stuff and travel to your intended hiking or trekking destination.
Here's what comes with your new set of Sterling Endurance hiking sticks:
- Tungsten carbide tips
- Rubber tip covers
- Snow baskets
- Carry bag designed to hold one or two poles depending on what you buy
- One year warranty
Overview of the Features
Even though many of the following features are commonly found in nearly all hiking and trekking poles, it's still nice to take a look at what you actually get with your set.
You'll probably like the extended soft foam handles, because they make it possible to change your hiking direction without always needing to adjust the pole length. You even have adjustable wrist straps to ease your journey.
- Lightweight Construction
The weight of the poles is barely noticeable, even if you need to carry them in a backpack or travel bag.
Whether you need to change the height to accommodate a difference in your incline or you need to pack up your gear, adjustability is a critical feature.
This set of poles collapses to a length of 13.5 inches, making it easy to pack them up in your carrying bag. They really don't take up much room.
You should be able to adjust the length of the poles easily. Just remember to twist the poles and then tighten the tension knob.
- Quick Flip Lock Adjustment
It's easy to see if you've forgotten to secure the quick flip lock, because it sticks out a bit when you do. Better yet - this setting is easy to use.
The tungsten carbide tips are durable and give you good performance on trails and boulders.
Interestingly enough, the soft but durable rubber tip covers seem like a good idea for senior citizens. No one will hear you walking down the hallway!
Don't worry. If you like to trek in the snow, this pair gives you a set of snow baskets.
How to Use
You will need to adjust your poles to fit your height before taking them out on the road. Just unlock, collapse, and lock them up again to keep them secure.
It is important to twist each part of the pole after you adjust its height, making sure that they did lock up. Don't forget to do this or you may have issues with your poles staying securely in place.
When you need to collapse your poles, just follow the same steps as you did to adjust their length and tuck them into your carrying bag. They collapse to just under 14 inches.
Unfortunately, this pair of poles isn't designed for individuals who are 5'3" or shorter. They simply won't deliver the kind of performance you need to hike safely, securely, and happily.
A good alternative would be to look into a set of trekking poles styled for individuals who are 5'3" or less.
One good option is Sterling Endurance's Short Person's trekking poles. You receive the same number of accessories, features, warranty, and affordability.
The only real difference is that this set of poles is designed specifically for individuals measuring 4'6" to 5'3" in height.
The shiny colors of these poles are enticing, which puts this pair on our radar. We couldn't resist. We discovered that most of the features are just as appealing, if not more so.
Perhaps you've never used a set of hiking poles offering a soft foam grip along with an extension before now. It's a good option to have. Try it.
This may not be the lightest set of walking sticks on the market today, but they are still easy to use, carry, and store.
Sterling Endurance trekking poles can save your ankles, ease arm fatigue, and travel with you anywhere. This is a good middle-of-the-road set of poles for anyone over 5'3" tall.