Classic 6 Panels - Baseball Design Soft Cap with a rounded crown and a stiff peak projecting in front.
- 100% Quality Soft Cotton Fabric (Peacock Blue & Standard Gray Colors).
- AMELY logo and Name are embroidered into the fabric.
- 100% SILK Customized AMELY Logo Woven Tag.
- Center Push and Camming Buckles provide easy adjustment while holding webbing securely in place.
- Customized inner sweatband.
- Six eyelets for maximum breathability.
7075 aluminum alloy of 7000 series (Commercially called ERGAL), with zinc as the primary alloying element.
Due to its high specific strength and excellent mechanical properties, exhibits good ductility, high strength, toughness and good resistance to fatigue, it is often used in rock climbing equipment, bicycle components, inline skating-frames and for all- seasons hiking poles.
* Tube diameter φ18-16-14 / Thickness 1.0mm
* Levers: Quick Flip-Lock
* Handle (Grip): Cork grips absorb shock and don't get slippery. They are nicely shaped to fit your hand and very comfortable.
* Secondary Grip: An an extended EVA Foam grip to allow a quick change of grip, effectively shortening the pole on steep terrain.
* Length: Size 24” (60.9cm) all the way to 54” (137cm).
* Wrist Straps with AMELY Logo Embroidered.
Different 4 ends ( Tips ) for different applications:
- Rocky surfaces.
- Hard solid surfaces.
Avoid risk of injury
Trekking can place extraordinary stress on your hips, leg muscles, ankles, and knee joints, and many hikers feel the stress during steep ascents and descents. Prolonged stress to these joints can lead to muscle fatigue and injuries from tippings, stumbling, or even falling while on the trail. Using hiking poles reduces the impact of hiking on the leg muscles and knee joints, and can help to lessen the impact of the load by as much as five kilograms when walking on level ground and as much as eight kilograms when descending. The poles reduce the effort placed on the leg muscles by sharing the load with the muscles of the upper body and transferring the weight, strain, and stress evenly across other muscles. By doing so, there is less stress on your muscles and joints, leading to a more enjoyable and injury-free hike.
Help with balance issues
When navigating through shallow streams, rock hopping, scree-running, or walking through the muddy forest floor, trekking poles can be worth their weight in gold by providing two extra points of contact with the ground, essentially converting two-foot hikers into four-legged hiking machines. This can be particularly beneficial for trekkers carrying a full pack, as the added weight of up the 15 kilograms can increase instability around obstacles like streams, traversing rocks and over logs.
Reduce back pain
When trekking, most people tend to look down a lot, watching where we place our feet. The problem with looking down is that by doing so, we round our shoulders and bend our heads forward, putting strain on our necks and upper backs. Additionally, when you look down while walking uphill this shifts the center of gravity and increases the risk of stumbling or even falling on uneven surfaces. Using a trekking pole while bushwalking corrects your posture and engaging muscles in the body that help strengthen your core muscles, which in turn protect your back and improve upper back muscles.
Increase blood flow
Thanks to the additional stability, posture, and injury avoidance benefits that walking poles have on your bushwalk, trekking poles can also increase the pace in which you walk, which in turn increases your heart rate. Normal walking engages 35% of the muscles in your body, however, this increases to 90% when you walk with trekking poles. As a result, you increase oxygen use and blood flow in your body by 20%, even if you don’t actively increase your exercise intensity. In fact, research shows that you can burn 20% more calories while using trekking poles!
Before starting off on your trek, you need to adjust the trekking pole height. Standing on a flat surface, unlock the top and bottom sections of the pole by either twisting or opening the lever. Adjust the length of your pole so that your arm forms a 90-degree angle, ensuring your shoulders are relaxed and your elbows are by your side. Some people like to adjust the upper and lower sections equally, however, some poles are designed to have the lower section extended to the maximum height before adjusting the top section. ⚠️Keep in mind to not cross over the maximum permitted length in any way.
When heading up hills, you may want to adjust your pole length so it is slightly shorter, and similarly, make it longer for when you are descending downhill.
⚠️Lock the adjusting clips very well to prevent any slip during risky ways.
The reason some trekkers aren’t a fan of using walking poles often comes down to the fact that they have not trained themselves in using the poles properly. After you position your hands correctly in the straps, adjust the height of the poles, and are ready to take off, remember that there are three main ways you can move with poles that could work for you. Try one method, and if it’s not ‘you’, give one of the other methods ago:
Alternate legs: Each pole goes forward when the opposite leg does. This pattern maximizes balance and lets your arms swing the way they do naturally when hiking.
Parallel legs: Each pole goes forward when the same-side leg does. This pattern provides the most relief to your legs, so use it to minimize leg fatigue and stress as needed.
Double pole: Both poles move forward at the same time. This pattern is useful for stepping up or down obstacles.
Walking downhill can sometimes be taken for granted. After all, with the help of gravity, you don’t need to use your muscles as much, right? Not necessarily! Twists, slips, and tumbles are much more likely while walking downhill and for this reason, it’s important to learn how to walk effectively downhill, and use the support of trekking poles when available.
⚠️Ensure your center of gravity is low and over your legs. That means don’t lean forward or backward. Your trekking poles, when adjusted for a slightly longer length than on a flat surface, should help you here!
Keep your downhill leg slightly bent upon impact to reduce stress on the knees. By doing so, you are encouraging your muscles to take the brunt of the strain rather than your joints. Believe us, your knees will thank you for it later!
Shorten your stride to lessen the impact of strain on the knee joints, especially if you are carrying a backpack. ⚠️If the terrain is very steep, icy, or muddy, consider walking sideways to reduce your chances of slipping.
When using poles, place the tip of the pole on the ground and position your foot right beside it for optimal balance.
⚠️Focus on where you are placing your feet. You may feel tempted to ‘let it all hang out’ on the descent, however, this can lead to mistakes.
⚠️Poor foot placement, center of gravity or not paying attention to obstacles can lead to slips, falls, and tumbles and can turn a good day into a bad one pretty quickly!
Trekking poles are also handy when walking uphill as they encourage a healthy balance of weight. Slightly shorten the poles so that they are used to push off (rather than pull yourself upward) as this ensures correct body positioning and exertion placed on the right muscles. When walking uphill, consider:
Loosening your hip straps from your backpack as they may constrict your stride and ability to breathe properly while ascending. Placing the poles close to your body as you ascend and pushing off the ground with them to give you added propulsion. This engages your upper body strength during the ascent and takes some of the strain away from your lower body. Take regular breaks. Sometimes, no matter how many poles you walk with, it can be a battle going uphill. Take regular breaks and try to keep your heartbeat constant. Remember the tortoise and the hare story? Be the tortoise!
Trekking poles can make a huge difference to your bushwalking experience if you use them correctly. They are useful especially for hilly terrains, crossing streams, and when walking with a heavy backpack. They help you to walk quickly, give you additional support, and reduce your risk of injury. While there's no right or wrong way of using trekking poles, training helps you to use them efficiently for a more satisfying trekking experience.
PERFECT FOR SAFER TRAVELS
When traveling to a foreign country "especially one where you might already stand out as a tourist" having a waist bag is crucial! A medium sized waist bag is the perfect size for carrying everything you need close to your body! Plus, you won’t draw unnecessary attention to your things as you walk
Ever dug through your bag just to find your things and pulled everything out first? No need with a small waist bag , With loads of pockets and zippers, you can easily keep things organized if you’re packing it as an airplane bag. There are even pockets large enough to fit your passport, tablet, and phone, keeping them safe and secure.
MINIMALISM FOR YOUR BAG
A waist pack's compact nature minimizes the amount of stuff you carry around, so you stick to just the essentials
MULTI-FUNCTIONAL PACK AND STYLISH, TOO
Whether you’re traveling, need your hands free while juggling kids or groceries, or out for a run, the waist pack can handle it. Beyond whatever activity you can think up, a waist pack actually looks cool and go beyond its multi-functionality.
EVERYONE CAN CARRY STUFF
When traveling as a couple or with kids, there is often one person holding the bag with everyone’s stuff. With a waist pack, everyone can hold their own belongings and carry the weight. Solo travelers will also love the waist pack, because they now can keep their stuff in a smaller space.
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