Hammers HP5 Hiking Pole Review

Hammers HP5 Hiking Pole Review, 3.8 out of 5 based on 6 ratings
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Hammer HP5 Anti-Shock Hiking Pole is a lightweight, entry level hiking pole for the person who wants to hit the trails at a moments notice.



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The Hammer HP5 Anti-Shock Hiking Pole has it all. Nice comfy soft cork handle that makes it easy to hold on to for an extended time. Includes a wear proof carbon tip along with a snow disk - stuff you find standard with most hiking poles these days. And as you would expect, it is lightweight, weighing in at a mere 11.2 ounces for you weight weenies. As a bonus, comes with a compass and thermometer. Woot!

This is the type of hiking stick you want to leave in your car for the weekend hiking. It is a three section telescopic pole that shortens down for easy travel underneath the front seat of your car or the side compartment of the door. Perfect for those that get out for the occasional high in the hills - especially with the dogs!

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Pros:
  • Cork grips
Cons:
  • NOT quick release adjustments

This is what I would call an entry level hiking pole. This pole has the ability to extend anywhere in height from about 28 inches to 55 inches. Works well for a wide range of hiker's height. Even at the longer length the pole stays sturdy. You will find that this pole has a spring coil that you can lockout. Very handy feature to have especially as your hiking terrain changes conditions. You're probably going to want to lock out the sping on hard, solid surfaces and keep the spring coil floating on rocky, undulating terrain. Turning this on and off is a breeze, you simply twist.

Comes with a compass and thermometer. Your first reaction might be "why". Why do I need a compass and thermometer? You don't. However, its nice to know what you are getting into. I would hate to think that you are going to get lost out hiking. But having a compass to at least guide you in the right direction is helpful. The thermometer ... not so sure about that one. Its either hot or cold or somewhere in between. In case it isn't clear, the added compass and thermometer are, well, just OK. The cork handle on the other hand, now that is a worthwhile feature. A cork grip on a hiking pole is the way to go. That comfortable, soft grip makes for good grip. Not having a slippery grip, especially if you are out in the heat (just check your thermometer if you are not sure how hot is, is the best.

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