Has anyone used them and not liked them?
I had never considered using poles until I read about them on this forum. That is to say, when trekking in Thailand, I used a bit of bamboo on steep downhills to try to alleviate a tears-inducing knee pain, and in NZ bush I carry an old stick….but the thought that there are real proper poles was a new idea to me.
I’ve borrowed a pair of Lekis, which are OK, but Pacerpoles *sound* so much better. Certainly I’ve found positive reviews on this forum – but are there any bad experiences?
In the past few years, we have come up against various “rules” regarding luggage which seem to make no sense. For instance, last week I traveled from California to Oregon via air. I called the airlines ahead of time to be sure my luggage was of the size & weight to carry on, only to have them tell me at check-in that the luggage must be checked, which cost me a whopping $40 instead of the $15 I was prepared to pay for the one extra bag.
Sooo.. we’d like to be prepared when it comes to our backpack and hiking poles.
Does anyone have any recent experience flying on British Air from the USA to Spain/Europe?