That’s the question…

The debate is raging in the hiking universe. Trekking poles (a.k.a., hiking poles, walking poles, ski poles), are they helpful or just dead weight? People who use them, swear by them. Others have tried and rejected them. Everyone has an opinion. Ultimately, it may only be a matter of preference but, there is some research on the topic. Recently, Outside Magazine published an article discussing the research surrounding this. The most startling finding was that you burn about 20% more calories with poles compared to without! …

Rikard Kjellberg

Entrepreneur and product innovator. A Scandifornian, combining the grit required to endure the north with the creativity enabled in California.

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