Make for Easier Trekking
Admittedly, I have not ever had experience with any other set of trekking poles, so take that for what it is. However, notwithstanding this automatic and narrow bias that I inherently possess towards these poles over any other, I would have to say that they prove to be absolute wonders when out on the trails. I hiked Swift Camp Creek in Red River Gorge a while back, and the trail had seen a lot of action and tumult due to some storms that had occurred in the area recently. The trail was torn to s*** and I was carrying a pack that weighed ~40 lbs. All I can say is that my ankles and lower legs are much happier doing longer hikes when I use these.