If you knew that next week you would lose the ability to walk, what would you do? You would probably do as much walking as you could squeeze into a week. Most of us don’t realize how much we take for granted the simple act of walking and how good it is for us to do on a regular basis. If you don’t take walking for granted, you may want to have some sort of walking aid to take with you but when you start looking for one, it becomes confusing as to what the difference is between walking sticks for sale, poles, canes, hiking sticks or poles, and trekking poles.
This Walking Sticks For Sale Guide will hopefully help you know what the differences are as well as give you examples to buy of two of the best kind of walking sticks.
What is a Walking Stick?
Whether called a walking stick or pole, cane, hiking, or trekking pole, these are all to be used as walking or hiking aids to help alleviate some strain that is put on your joints, to help with balance, and to clear the way of spider webs, sticks, and shrubs or debris. Which one you buy is just a matter of personal preference and physical need. The type of terrain you plan on walking on can also be a factor as to which one you choose. A trekking pole would be used for heavier terrain with several rocks, steep hills and perhaps water of a stream. A walking stick or pole would be used for the terrain of well-worn paths and smoother surfaces.
Walking sticks (or poles) and canes do not absorb as much shock or strain to the knees and ankles as trekking or hiking poles do but they do help in balancing, especially when going downhill as they provide a feeling of security. They do not always have as secure of a grip as hiking or trekking poles but can still be used for walking in your neighborhood, on trails, or while hiking in the mountains depending on how strong they are made. The terms of walking or hiking stick or pole, as well as trekking pole, have been used interchangeable with some being adjustable and with metal tip covers.
Walking sticks for sale also work the upper body to burn calories while making you feel like you’re not exerting yourself as much. Walking sticks are most popular with active people from middle age up to over 55 years of age. Walking sticks can be made of several different materials, such as carbon fiber, aluminum, wood, brass or chrome and some are designed with simple to elegant handles or wrist straps. Walking sticks can be used as a fashion statement or for defensive purposes when a knife or steel spike is hidden in the handle. Walking sticks or poles are more associated with hiking and walking for people that do not need a mobility aid whereas a walking cane is associated with people needing the support of a mobility aid.
Walking Sticks For Sale
Below are two examples of different types of walking sticks that are for sale on Amazon.
SE’s WS627-50 Wooden Walking/Hiking Stick with Hand-Carved Flower Design, 50”
This wooden walking stick made by SE has a 50-inch hand-carved flower design that includes a wrist strap that can be used while walking or for hanging up, a spike tip and removable rubber tip cover for safety and traction when out in the wilderness while camping or hiking and should be handled with care. The diameter may vary due to it being hand carved and have the genuine SE logo on the packaging. It is made of natural Bianbai wood and has a weatherproof finish. Many customers appreciated this lightweight stick being only 1.1 pounds. The majority of customers loved the SE walking sticks for sale, giving it a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
- 50" long and features a hand-carved flower design
- SE designed steel spike with metal-reinforced removable rubber tip cover for excellent traction
- Wrist strap can be used while walking, or for hanging while storing
- Made of hard pine wood
- Weatherproof finish on the body
REDCAMP Aluminum Walking Sticks Collapsible, 2 Pack
The Redcamp walking sticks for sale are for hiking on a variety of rough terrain and to keep your knees from being exposed to pain. They are made of ultra-light durable aerospace-grade 7075 aluminum alloy that is weather and temperature resistant. They are collapsible into four sections with a diameter of 16/14/14/14mm and easy to put together making it easy to pack in your backpack. The grip handles are made of comfortable EVA foam making them easy to hold on to for long periods of time. The interchangeable tips let you switch between tungsten-carbide tips, rubber tips, and rubber feet to use on different surfaces to reduce strain and stress on your ankle and knee joints for a smooth walking experience. Each stick weighs 8.5 ounces for a total weight of 1.1 pounds per pair. They extend from the large range of 13.8 to 49.2 inches (35-125 cm) making it possible for a youngster to a tall adult to use. The sticks are sturdy and very easy to fold or unfold and have wrist straps that are made of comfortable woven nylon. Color choices are blue or green. Included in the package are two aluminum poles, two rubber feet tips, two mud baskets, and a carry bag with a strap to carry them. Most customers were pleased with these sticks and found them to be sturdy and easy to fold giving them a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
- Durable and Light Material: Made of durable and lightweight aircraft grade 7075 Aluminum Alloy, which can strongly reduce damage from repetitive impact force! Each collapsible trekking poles's weight is only 8.5 oz, so light for outdoor portablity.
- Easy Lock and Collapsible: With Quick Flip Lock, can be collapsible to adjust the foldable hiking poles length from 13.8 to 49.2 inches, which is suitable for each hiker from 5 to 7 feet tall.
- Multi-terrain: Tackle any terrain with the tungsten-tipped ends, removable rubber ferrules, and mud/snow baskets. Explore nature's beauty with increased balance, stability, and endurance!
- Enjoy Your Outdoor Life: Our Aluminium trekking poles are perfect for hiking, backpacking, walking, mountaineering, snowshoeing, climbing, and all adventure travel!
- 100% Money Back Guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied with this walking stick for hiking, please contact us and we offer a 30 day 100% money back guarantee. REDCAMP is dedicated to address any product/service issues and is committed to delivering a 5 star experience for all buyers.
Even though you could find walking sticks for sale at thrift stores or online outlets for used items, it is better to buy them new so that you know they have not been damaged. Either one of the above walking sticks is reasonably priced. Since a walking stick can be called a cane, be sure to check with your insurance company to see if they will pay for a portion of the cost with the approval of your doctor.
Buying one of these or any other types of walking sticks can help motivate you to go walking. If you don’t have a favorite trail or walking track, you soon will. All it takes is exploring your neighborhood or the nearby roads if you live in the country to find somewhere you can walk to take in nature and fresh air while walking.
Wherever you live, walking with a walking stick is a great way to lower your stress level even if you only walk around the block for an evening stroll. If you’re looking for a way to lose a few pounds or to build up your strength, either one of these types of walking sticks will be the best companion to take with you. If you are going out of your neighborhood to walk or hike, it is always a good idea to take someone you know with you as a walking partner. Better yet, take the whole family and have a fun outing!