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  • Power Lock external locking mechanisms are easy to use—even at low temperatures and when wearing gloves
  • 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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Specs

Best Use Hiking
Shaft Construction Aluminum 7075-T6
Grip Material Foam
Adjustable Yes
Maximum Length (in.) 55.1 inches
Minimum Length (in.) 27.2 inches
Collapsed Length (in.) 27.2 inches
Locking Mechanism External Lever Lock
Camera Mount Yes
Weight 10.2 ounces
Gender Unisex
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: 2013-06-20
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: 2013-04-13
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: 2013-03-22
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: 2013-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile and handy Loved this stick before it snapped (my fault) in some rocks. I typically prefer a single pole when hiking unless snow is present. This pole was lightweight and effective. The top cork is also nice to use if you reduce the staff height below the standard grip point. The grip area is well padded. There's also a camera mount under the screw-off cork that my wife made use of. Pretty handy :)
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light Weight, Sturdy and Comfortable Before purchasing this staff, I had worn out a pair of Leki trekking poles, literally. I thought carefully about how I hiked, and how I would like to have one hand free while walking. So, I decided to go with this choice. I had looked at the comparable versions such as the Leki model, but decided this staff was a better value. I have had the opportunity to use this on a hiking trip since I purchased. I noticed right away how smoothly the adjustment and locking mechanisms worked. The grip is very comfortable, the knob is removeable for a camera mount. The wrist strap fits well. The wrist strap is also easily adjustable, and it has a comfortable material lining the inside. I particularly liked the way the strap natrually fit the angle of my hand in relation to the staff. With this staff I feel that I have all the support I need while hiking. At the same time I am saving some weight, and freeing up a hand to do all the little tasks I find myself doing while walking, adjusting straps, checking gps, fishing out an energy bar, grabbing my camera, scratching my nose, etc., All these things are much easier to do since I don't need to drag a pole or stop when I would like to keep moving. I do like the shock absorption feature, and it seems well proportioned to my activities. The one con I can see in this feature is that the lock-out mechanism is not for the shock absorber comes unlocked too easily. For me this is no big deal since I leave it alone anyway, but for those who need to leave it off for long stretches of time may have an issue.
Date published: 2014-04-23
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: 2013-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adjustable with nice shock absorber Used this hiking staff to hike all over Isle Royale National Park. I like the feature in which you can set the shock absorber on, which I used on level terrain and going up hill, and turn the shock absorber off, which I used when going downhill. I added a rubber tip, which was very good on rocky trails.
Date published: 2014-07-04
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What weight is the camera mount rated for?

Asked by: Harold
​We're sorry, but that information is not available.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-17

I have one pole with spherical top and love it compared to other pole grips. Very comfortable, using wrist strap for most support. Have read this design is unsuitable if using 2 poles, only for one. Do you agree? Why?

Asked by: larapinta
Most people using two poles while hiking are using trekking poles as opposed to staffs. Trekking poles are more comfortable as they swing more naturally in your hand when you're moving faster. Hiking staffs are generally used for support where poles are used for balance. However, if you like hiking staffs and feel comfortable using one in each hand then you're certainly welcome to consider that method.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-14

How do you attach the basket?  What's the purpose of the basket?

Asked by: SNWL
The basket attaches by inserting the knobs on the bottom of the trekking pole through corresponding holes on the basket and then turn the basket until it locks into place. The baskets are designed to provide additional support in mud or dirt.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-21

Where can I obtain replacement trekking baskets for this staff?

Asked by: IanZ
​The baskets are the REI Co-op Trekking Pole baskets - Pair, and are found via the link below; https://www.rei.com/c/hiking-pole-baskets
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-02

Does the REI Hiker Power Lock Staff have spring loaded give like my 20 yr old REI Hiker Antishock staff, which is still going strong? My old staff was made in Austria by Komperdell. Where and by whom is the new staff made?

Asked by: MRileyK
This pole does not have shock absorption. This item is made in Austria by Komperdell. Please keep in mind the country of origin can change over time and some items are sourced from multiple countries.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-14
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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: 2013-06-20
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: 2013-04-13
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: 2013-03-22
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: 2013-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile and handy Loved this stick before it snapped (my fault) in some rocks. I typically prefer a single pole when hiking unless snow is present. This pole was lightweight and effective. The top cork is also nice to use if you reduce the staff height below the standard grip point. The grip area is well padded. There's also a camera mount under the screw-off cork that my wife made use of. Pretty handy :)
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light Weight, Sturdy and Comfortable Before purchasing this staff, I had worn out a pair of Leki trekking poles, literally. I thought carefully about how I hiked, and how I would like to have one hand free while walking. So, I decided to go with this choice. I had looked at the comparable versions such as the Leki model, but decided this staff was a better value. I have had the opportunity to use this on a hiking trip since I purchased. I noticed right away how smoothly the adjustment and locking mechanisms worked. The grip is very comfortable, the knob is removeable for a camera mount. The wrist strap fits well. The wrist strap is also easily adjustable, and it has a comfortable material lining the inside. I particularly liked the way the strap natrually fit the angle of my hand in relation to the staff. With this staff I feel that I have all the support I need while hiking. At the same time I am saving some weight, and freeing up a hand to do all the little tasks I find myself doing while walking, adjusting straps, checking gps, fishing out an energy bar, grabbing my camera, scratching my nose, etc., All these things are much easier to do since I don't need to drag a pole or stop when I would like to keep moving. I do like the shock absorption feature, and it seems well proportioned to my activities. The one con I can see in this feature is that the lock-out mechanism is not for the shock absorber comes unlocked too easily. For me this is no big deal since I leave it alone anyway, but for those who need to leave it off for long stretches of time may have an issue.
Date published: 2014-04-23
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: 2013-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adjustable with nice shock absorber Used this hiking staff to hike all over Isle Royale National Park. I like the feature in which you can set the shock absorber on, which I used on level terrain and going up hill, and turn the shock absorber off, which I used when going downhill. I added a rubber tip, which was very good on rocky trails.
Date published: 2014-07-04
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Questions & Answers

What weight is the camera mount rated for?

Asked by: Harold
​We're sorry, but that information is not available.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-17

I have one pole with spherical top and love it compared to other pole grips. Very comfortable, using wrist strap for most support. Have read this design is unsuitable if using 2 poles, only for one. Do you agree? Why?

Asked by: larapinta
Most people using two poles while hiking are using trekking poles as opposed to staffs. Trekking poles are more comfortable as they swing more naturally in your hand when you're moving faster. Hiking staffs are generally used for support where poles are used for balance. However, if you like hiking staffs and feel comfortable using one in each hand then you're certainly welcome to consider that method.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-14

How do you attach the basket?  What's the purpose of the basket?

Asked by: SNWL
The basket attaches by inserting the knobs on the bottom of the trekking pole through corresponding holes on the basket and then turn the basket until it locks into place. The baskets are designed to provide additional support in mud or dirt.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-21

Where can I obtain replacement trekking baskets for this staff?

Asked by: IanZ
​The baskets are the REI Co-op Trekking Pole baskets - Pair, and are found via the link below; https://www.rei.com/c/hiking-pole-baskets
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-02

Does the REI Hiker Power Lock Staff have spring loaded give like my 20 yr old REI Hiker Antishock staff, which is still going strong? My old staff was made in Austria by Komperdell. Where and by whom is the new staff made?

Asked by: MRileyK
This pole does not have shock absorption. This item is made in Austria by Komperdell. Please keep in mind the country of origin can change over time and some items are sourced from multiple countries.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-14
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