While some people look to walking, hiking and trekking sticks for considerable amounts of exercise and long distance travelling, others look for walking sticks for one purpose – to increase the support you get during your walk and take pressure off your legs and knees. These sticks do not have to be loaded with features, they do not have to be highly adjustable – All they need to be is a quality, sturdy stick that will last
The Jobar Telescopic Walking Stick is just such a pole. While it is labeled as a “trekking” stick, the Jobar Telescopic Walking Stick is designed for regular, everyday use by anyone the needs that extra support. It doesn’t have any special tip, and its design has similarities to canes more so than standard poles, but the Jobar Telescopic Walking Stick may be all you need if you are simply looking for a way to improve your walk.
Features of the Jobar Telescopic Walking Stick
· Made of a strong aluminum alloy.
· Weights only 11.2 oz.
· Uses an anti-shock spring to reduce strain on your wrists and hands.
· Comes with a standard trekking handle.
· Made with telescopic sections for adjusting the poke length.
Though at first glance the Jobar Telescopic Walking Stick may appear like any other trekking pole, careful inspection shows that the Jobar Telescopic Walking Stick is designed more for casual support than active trekking. The pole does not have a tip like other trekking poles, instead relying on a standard rubber plug that is found on many canes. This plug may not be suitable for active trekkers, but it is extremely useful for supporting your body if you need the support to walk.
On the other hand, the Jobar Telescopic Walking Stick is not a straight cane either. It uses the trekking pole grip, allowing the walking stick to be held in front of you with your arm at a 90 degree angle rather than gripped above and leaned on like a cane would be. This is better for keeping your back straight, and yet another reason why the Jobar Telescopic Walking Stick is a very different product. The Jobar Telescopic Walking Stick is also very low cost and easily affordable.
Because the Jobar Telescopic Walking Stick does not come with either a basket or a tip, it is not meant for harsher weather conditions. It does not have the extensive features found on some of the more widely known walking poles, and is not really designed for Nordic walking (fitness walking) either.
The interesting thing about the Jobar Telescopic Walking Stick is that, for what it is, it is very good. It is a pole designed for those that need extra support while walking, and occasionally in the outdoors in non-rough terrain. It is probably best for those that are starting to feel the signs of aging but are not at the point where they require a cane, but may still be good for those that are simply experiencing discomfort when they walk for long distances and could use the extra help. You can buy it online here.