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    REI Hiker Shocklight Staff

    The telescoping, lightweight REI Hiker Shocklight staff features internal springs to absorb shock and help protect your joints while you wander. See details

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    The telescoping, lightweight REI Hiker Shocklight staff features internal springs to absorb shock and help protect your joints while you wander.

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    The telescoping, lightweight REI Hiker Shocklight staff features internal springs to absorb shock and help protect your joints while you wander.

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    The telescoping, lightweight REI Hiker Shocklight staff features internal springs to absorb shock and help protect your joints while you wander.

    • Antishock springs can be turned on and off with a twist of the pole—use the extra cushion for going downhill or set it rigid for uphill support
    • Shocklight springs are located inside the inner shaft for quiet and smooth performance
    • 8 in. foam grip and a wide, padded wrist loop ensure a comfortable and secure hold; cork knob unscrews to create a monopod camera mount
    • Small-diameter trekking basket helps keep the carbide tip from sinking into soft dirt and sand
    • 3-section shaft extends to 58 in. and collapses to 29 in.—small enough to strap to a daypack


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    REI Hiker Shocklight Staff Specs
    Best use
    Aluminum 7075-T6
    57.1 inches
    29.1 inches
    145 centimeters
    74 centimeters
    Twist lock
    10.2 ounces
    Shaft material
    Grip material
    Maximum length (in.)
    Minimum length (in.)
    Maximum length (cm)
    Minimum length (cm)
    Locking mechanism
    Shock absorbing
    Camera mount

    REI Hiker Shocklight Staff

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    REI Hiker Shocklight Staff is rated 4.625 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Favorite One... Ok, so this was my favorite one out of the four available at REI. The Mountainsmith one is decent especially at $30 but there's things about it that are weird...besides the bad graphics. The Brunton one is solid, but nothing too special about it, or no extra features. The REI Four Winds, is $20 more than the REI Hiker Shocklight and it had different features, such as it collapses down smaller, and it is very easy to adjust length. Anyway, the Shocklight staff is what I went with and I am happy with it. It feels really good in your hand, it feels strong...strong enough to even use as an emergency crutch if you were to blow out a knee or ankle in the backcountry. The shock absorber feels good, (better than the one in the Mountainsmith pole), and I like the idea that you can give it a quarter twist and cancel out the shock absorber for trekking uphill, and access it during your trip down. I did remove the wrist strap, it just bothered me, lol. Especially if/when removing the top to access the camera mount. The carbide tip is nice, and I suggest buying some "rubber walking tips" as this does not come with one.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from still going strong... Originally bought summer 2006, and figured after close to 7 years, it is time for a review... The only wear and tear so far: some of the paint has rubbed from the same places on the pole where I extend the lengths. This is a staple of my hikes, both day and extended; I enjoy having added stability while keeping one hand free. After a long, hard day's hike and my joints/hips begin to hurt, I lean on it a little more and trust my weight to it completely. When I don't have it, I almost feel naked. Not sure if the actual staff weight from then to now has changed given new metal technologies, but I do like knowing its weight/durability makes it seem strong enough to keep me from unexpectedly stumbling. Not once have I had a blister from extended use. Fantastic product and well worth the purchase!
    Date published: 2014-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have the original version I've had one of these for close to 15 years, maybe longer. I liked this version of a hiking staff so well I bought a couple more for my sons. Only use one, not a pair. While I'm an avid hiker, I also do backcountry SAR. In our high desert environment it's nice to not only have a third leg going cross country but these staffs are useful in quick shelter making in an emergency. You always have a proper shelter pole with you. Not as big a fan of the shock system but what I really like is the ball end handle. Easier for me to put solid weight on than the other style handle.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice I love the weight of the product. The cork top is great. Cons I wish the cork was wrapped around the pole lower. I have to lower the pole after using it for my camera to have a good grip for walking. I don't unscrew the cork section to attach my camera but I do use the top to balance my camera, and it's a great help. I love the concept, and weight and will be using this product for my day photography trips. If you like a trekking pole and taking pictures, I highly recommend this product.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hiker Shocklight was a great choice Very useful over rugged terrain. Realized an angled grip would have been helpful on the elevation changes.
    Date published: 2014-03-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, study staff Use this for day mountain hikes. Very durable, and easy to adjust. It was also comfortable to grip.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stick! I love this hiking staff. I use it every time I hit the mountains here in Alaska. I even bought a second one for my son to use when he comes up to visit.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poles healed my aching wrists I had a pair of REI rigid poles for 7 years, and they worked just fine until one of the locking mechanisms finally failed. Unable to repair it, REI refunded their full value at their Boulder, Colorado store, and I applied the credit toward the purchase of the Hiker Shocklight poles. In the previous year, I had retired and really ramped up my hiking (2-3 days a week), primarily along the California coast with lots of elevation in the trails there. I use the poles hard, as my intent is to relieve the pressure on my knees and hips (I'm 66 years old). I also like the added benefit of the upper body exercise, especially to my core, that the poles provide. Several months into this "ramped up" activity, my wrists began hurting, similar to carpel tunnel syndrome. I suspected that the hard use with the rigid poles was contributing to the wrist problem, so that is why I decided to try the Shocklight poles. Within a couple of months of using the new poles, the wrist pain went away and hasn't returned in almost a year. I had thought that perhaps the "give" in the poles provided by the shock absorbers might sacrifice stability, but that hasn't been the case. These poles are very stable in both uphill and downhill use. Needless to say, I am thrilled by the results. I plan on taking them along on a trip to Italy later this fall.
    Date published: 2014-04-11

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