Does anyone NOT like Pacerpoles?

Backpacks and poles = check or carry on?

The question was:

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?
Just wondering.

Read this interesting conversation on walking poles on the Camino de Santiago here.

Backpacks and poles = check or carry on?

Backpacks and poles = check or carry on?

The question was:

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?

Read the good advice on checking poles or backpack while traveling to the Camino de Santiago.

Can I bring my wooden pole on a flight?

Can I bring my wooden pole on a flight?
Can I bring my wooden pole on a flight?

The question was:

i am flying from Dublin to biarritz with ryanair , does anybody know if i can bring my wooden pole on board , or should i buy one in sjpdp , its about 4ft long

Read all the good advice on bringing a wooden pole on a plane on the way to your Camino de Santiago.

Walking poles or no walking poles on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was:

I really can’t decide. I appreciate that they make your life easier but will they make they walkers lot MUCH easier. I’ve used them before and I just feel slightly uncomfortable.

Read all the good walking pole advice on the Camino de Santiago.