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Top 12 Walking Sticks or Hiking Staffs


Updated May 17, 2014

Walking or hiking with a single walking stick, hiking staff or pole can give you an extra point of stability. Many people like the convenience of a folding walking stick or collapsible walking stick. Features to look for include grip comfort, weight, adjustable height, folding for storage, camera mount, and options for the tips. Or, you may prefer a classic wooden stick.

1. Leki Wanderfreund Walking Staff

Leki Wanderfreund Walking Stick
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If you prefer the cane grip on your walking stick, this collapsible walking stick is for you, and it includes an adjustable wrist strap. The 3-section aluminum shaft telescopes from 24 to 51 inches to pack and to adjust to terrain and height. Weighs only 10 oz. Comes in regular and anti-shock varieties.

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2. Leki Sierra Anti-shock Travel Staff

Leki Sierra Walking Stick
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Wood knob is removable to expose a camera mount on this collapsible walking stick. Foam grip and buckle strap. This is 3-section adjustable staff from 75-145 cm, weighing 11.2 oz. Comes with a rubber tip and carbide flextip.

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3. Brazos Traveler's Stick

Brazos Travelers Stick
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If you love a wooden walking stick but would like one that could fit into your pack or luggage, the Traveler's Stick is a great idea. Made in the USA, this natural oak hiking stick disassembles into three sections to store at 19 inches long. It has a combination tip for use on pavement or trail. For an additional charge, you can have it engraved.

4. Folstaf

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This folding walking stick is the one that I carry. It is an aluminum hiking stick that folds up (like a tent pole) to 9 inches for easy packing. It has a foam grip and your choice of a compass or a camera mount.

5. Tracks Sherlock Staff Adjustable Length

Tracks Sherlock Staff
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This deluxe collapsible walking stick is more substantial - weighing in at 16.5 oz. Its two sections unscrew so you can pack it in a small carry bag for travel. It has a camera mount under the top knob and a steel spike under the rubber tip. The height is adjustable from 42.5 - 57.7 inches with a push button sure-lock mechanism.

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6. Brazos Walking Sticks and Canes

Brazos Walking Sticks
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Brazos Walking Sticks has handcrafted walking sticks and canes made in Texas. Their most popular styles include simple sticks with a leather tether, made of hickory, twisted hickory or twisted ash. They also have handcrafted cane-headed sticks. But they also go beyond the ordinary with exotic woods, colored wood and one-of-a-kind sticks.

7. Western Wood Artist

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Bill Jones crafts custom wooden walking sticks. He adds designs, inlays, knobs, straps and feathers as desired. Different designs celebrate the life history of the owner, career, military service, etc.
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8. Tracks Lite Staff

Tracks Lite Staff
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The Lite Staff is an economical and lightweight one-section walking staff. Features adjustable wrist loop, foam grip, walnut knob, and rubber foot. Available in four fixed lengths. From 10 to 11 oz.

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9. Tracks Compact Travel Staff

Tracks Compact Travel Staff
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The Compact Travel Staff is a folding walking stick that features an upper section with push-button length adjustment, and two shock-corded lower sections for compact storage and travel. An elastic keeper strap secures the collapsed staff. It has a contoured foam grip with Wedge Lock wrist loop, a camera mount beneath a walnut knob, and a molded flex tip with removable rubber foot and trekking basket. Weighs 10.5 oz. Stores at 19 inches. Adjustable length from 48-54 inches.

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10. Whistle Creek Walking Sticks

When you want back to basics - a wooden hiking stick, but one done right, Whistle Creek should be your stop. Over 30 styles of classic wooden hiking sticks to choose from in Hickory, Sassafras, Dogwood, Cedar, Pine, Walnut and more. Includes basic and fancy designs of all price ranges.

11. Ms Stick Custom Hiking and Walking Sticks

Tell your life story with a custom walking stick from Ms Sticks. Each stick is customized with symbols and items of importance to you. These make a great gift.

12. Colorado Walking Sticks

Hand-carved walking sticks to your request, made from Colorado aspen. If you want a special stick, with a decorative head or inscription, this is the place.
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