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Home | Snowshoe FAQs |  Article 

Do I Need Poles?

The use of poles is gaining in its popularity with snowshoers. So here are a few thoughts as to why you might want to consider adding a set of poles to your purchase:

  • Snowshoeing poles are telescoping and can be easily adjusted to exactly meet the requirements of the user: height, terrain, snow conditions, etc.

  • The same telescoping feature allows the poles to be easily stored or carried when they are in the car or strapped to your pack.

  • Poles provide additional stability...particularly for the novice or those who are in uneven terrain.

  • For those who are fitness conscious...you get a nice little upper-body workout using poles!

  • Poles make a great prop to rest on when you get tired!

  • They are also a great defense for any unexpected woodland encounters!



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