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Trekking poles that do not make "Clicking Noise"...


Hikingonthru
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Hikingonthru

Good evening. Was wondering if anyone knew of any collapsible trekking poles that did NOT make the clicking noise when they are used. I have been using and old pair of thrift store ski poles since 1997, but they are bent and on their last leg. Got my son a pair with anti-shock features and he is pretty bothered by the noise. I tried them and found the same thing. Tried some Leki poles a friend had and same story. We are looking for some collapsible/foldable poles that just don't make a lot of noise (other than tips on ground) when used. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Hi Hikingonthru, welcome to the forum! I've been using the Gossamer Gear LT4S trekking poles for several years and they're pretty quiet, here is a TrailGroove review:

https://www.trailgroove.com/issue28.html?autoflip=99

Although these are collapsible, they do not fold, so I'm not sure it is what you are looking for. I also use rubber "boots" on the end of my poles which make them even quieter.

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I used a pair of Lekis with anti-shock for 3 years. The noise bothered me more and more. Finally I bought Black Diamond flic-locks without the anti-shock feature. No more irritating noise. s a bonus the flic lock are very easy adjust.

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The Black Diamond Distance FL Z-Poles are quiet

Yep. Carbon fiber poles are quieter than aluminum/alloy. They're also stiffer, and yet generally lighter. My carbon fiber Komperdell poles are one of my most prized possessions. On one hike last summer, I swapped poles with a friend who had a new set of very lightweight alloy Komperdell poles, not shock absorbing, almost as light as my carbon fiber poles, maybe at the most 2 oz heavier. I just couldn't take the alloy poles, they were ringy and springy, like noisy metal noodles; I handed back to my friend after perhaps 15 minutes of hiking.

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