Hiking can be rough on your joints whether it's your first time on steep trails or your second time hiking the AT. Black Diamond designed its Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Pole to give you the support you need to cover miles without sore knees. Its aluminum shaft makes the entire pole incredibly lightweight so you barely notice the additional weight. Its cork grip wicks moisture away from your sweaty palms, and Black Diamond set the grip at a 15 angle in order to reduce swing motion from your wrist in order to provide a more positive plant. The 360 padded webbing strap makes each pole specific to your left and right hands for easy access and extra comfort. Its FlickLock clamps let you adjust the length with ease for easy transport, and you can switch out the Tech Tips with rubber or carbide tips depending on the terrain you're trekking.