Trekking is on the increase as we all try to keep fit and healthy. And like all trends, popularity leads to more products on the market and difficult decisions for the buyer to make.
In the case of trekking, it’s important to ensure you get the right equipment to fit your needs and women usually need completely different trek poles than men.
Austrian specialists Komperdell are leading the way when it comes to equipment which is both innovative and custom made.
And they have been rewarded for their years of research and dedication by winning the ISPO award 2022 for the women’s Calima carbon cloud poles.
Designed with women in mind, these new trek poles are 40 per cent lighter than traditional ones, are a smaller pack size at 57cm, with an extended length of pole of 120cm and adjustable from 90cm.
The poles are extremely slim with an ergonomically formed cork grip and softly woven strap affording better comfort and grip.
The Powerlock 3.0 adjusting system is very easy to adjust as well as being extremely strong and reliable, and the poles also have a new contemporary look with discreet and stylish graphics making them stand out from the crowd.
Once you have your trek poles sorted, then it’s time to get the body in shape ready for the challenges ahead.
Your body needs to have built up some power and strength if you want to get the best out of the experience and the poles of course.
Walking or running in sand helps to build up the muscles which protect your ankles and knees and also by doing a series of exercises, such as crunches, squats and lunges, push ups, cardio and step ups, which all help.
Then you need to learn the basics of hiking, pacing, resting and rhythm, which all lead to a more enjoyable hike.
Once the body is in order, then the only thing left is to discover are some top trekking trails around the world. These days there are many options available and lots of very inspiration websites to help you on your way.
It’s a brilliant and fun way to discover the world!
The award winning Calima Carbon Cloud poles retail at £175.95 and are available to buy on: www.komperdell.com.
Rebecca Hay is an experienced travel writer and member of The British Guild of Travel Writers. Follow her adventures with her family on Twitter and Instagram @emojiadventurer and on Facebook via EmojiAdventurers2.
Photographs courtesy of Komperdell