30515RE: [John Muir Trail] Appropriate length for fixed length trekking poles
- May 18, 2013
I use my poles as tent poles in my tents (Tarptent or SoLong 6) so for others who do the same, fixed lengths don't work so well. Actually I start out at the recommended length for the tent and then later when the material stretches a bit I add another 2-3 cm to the length of the poles to tighten the tent up. But for the data base I am 6 ft and set my poles a 130 cm and only change them when I am scrambling and need my hands free (I close them up and hang them from the pack).
I would measure against your adjustable poles to determine what fixed length you should select.
Thumper aka Dan C.
---- John Ladd <johnladd@...> wrote:
> I'm a fan of adjustable trekking poles, but I did want to experiment a bit
> with using fixed length poles (by adjusting my poles to that length and
> just using them without adjustment that way, over some up and down hiking
> with a pack)
> What length do you think would be an appropriate choice for someone just
> under 6 feet tall? I see Black Diamond recommends 130 cm. Does that seem
> John Curran Ladd
> 1616 Castro Street
> San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
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