@jmaunsell I'm 6'2" and am relatively new to hiking and backpacking.  I was very skeptical about trekking poles but all of the folks that I was watching on Youtube were using them and I saw (see) a lot of folks on trail using them, so I decided to give it a shot.  I bought a pair of z-fold carbon fiber poles and hit the trail and was sold by about 1 mile in.  I definitely second the notion earlier to make sure that they're adjustable, I've tinkered with the height on mine and it was much easier if they were shorter on ups and longer on downs.  Hope this helps.  Happy trails!

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