in place of the more traditional cane, as a walking aid. The hiking
pole is extremely light—especially as mine are carbon fiber
(they come in pairs)—and it lets me grip it with a straight
wrist—like using a branch as a walking aid. Also it has a shock
There are wrist straps but they bother me and I don't normally use
The biggest downside is they have obtrusive advertising on them, like
much sporting equipment.