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Pole tips and accessories

The hiking poles , the gayatos or wooden or aluminum poles have become one of the fundamental pieces in our equipment when we go out to practice outdoor activities .

The mountain poles usually have a metal tip, or toe cap .

Metal tips, tips and accessories

Rubber, steel, nickel, galvanized tips in different sizes

Many amateurs make their own handmade wooden poles, choosing the straightest and most resistant poles, and in many cases decorating them. A metal tip for a mountain walking stick will ensure a long life for your handmade walking stick.

At La Casa de las Setas you will find different types of metal and rubber tips. Of different materials: stainless steel, nickel or galvanized and with diameters from 16 to 26 mm in the metallic pieces . For the rubber models, the diameters range from 10 mm to 28 mm

Find accessories for walking sticks, hiking poles or mountain poles.

Metal tips for walking sticks in different sizes and materials

Metal tips for walking sticks, metal or rubber tips or any other finishing for the tip of the stick, not only help us to walk and maintain the stability of the wooden or folding stick. They are also one of the elements to pay attention to and maintain properly.

A cane with a metal tip, a stainless steel tip or a rubber tip (the material will vary according to our preferences and the grip needs of the terrain), will give us a plus of stability. And the greater the stability, the greater the confidence in our walking and therefore the better the experience when walking on the mountain, rocks and even ice.

They will allow us to walk in a lighter and more comfortable way, and reduce the feeling of rest.

What type of tip or tip end does my walking stick need?

The answer depends a lot on the type of terrain we are going to walk on and the diameter of our walking stick. The first factor will determine whether we need a metal tip or a rubber tip. If we are walking on asphalt or in the city, using a rubber tip for walking sticks will be the best option. We will minimize noise and obtain greater grip and stability. On the other hand, if we are going to move through the mountain, walk with walking sticks on earth or stones, a metal toe cap or metal tip should be our choice. They have a better grip on soft ground, digging into the earth or between stones, and they are also more resistant and durable. Lets not forget that walking in the mountains wears out the poles more than walking in the city.

The diameter of the pole will determine the diameter of the tip, tip or toe. This is not a problem since at La Casa de las Setas we have different diameters, whether we are talking about metal tips or tips for mountain poles, or rubber tips for wooden or folding poles.

What material should my tip be made of?

As we have mentioned, the choice of material for our hiking pole tip will depend on various factors, type of terrain, use to which it is going to be destined, sound, etc. In any case, in La Casa de las Setas we understand that the poles are an important part of the mountain equipment and we have selected metal and rubber tips. Being the most common use that we are going to give to our field cane, to help us to walk in the mountain, the metal tips will almost always be the most appropriate.

Within the types of metal tips there are different diameters, from 16 mm to 26 mm, but the most significant are the 3 types of metal we offer:

  • Stainless steel: more durable and resistant
  • Nickel: lighter and shinier, better aesthetics but less resistance Galvanized: very resistant but less aesthetic
  • Galvanized: very resistant but less aesthetic.

With these options in mind, all that remains is to choose the most appropriate metal tip or rubber tip to guarantee safety and stability when walking with a trekking pole

Who may need Mats, tips and plugs

Anyone who likes walking in the mountains, hiking, trekking or looking for mushrooms will need to replace the metal or rubber tip of their pole at some point.

Also those people who need a cane or gayato as a walking aid. In this case, they will probably opt for a rubber tip that will give them greater stability, but in any case they should replace it when necessary

When the mushroom season arrives, many enthusiasts make their own walking sticks. They choose a boxwood, chestnut or hazel stick. It must be very straight. And they give it the shape they need to be able to use it as a cane. They customize the wood, the handle and even paint them or make a pyrography or carved design. These artisans will need to buy spike tips for walking sticks.

When do I need to replace the tip or end of my walking stick?

The maintenance of a mountain walking stick, whether it is a gayato, a wooden walking stick or a folding aluminum walking stick, is fundamental.

We should make sure that the tips are in perfect condition. If you notice that they are worn, we notice that we are losing grip and stability, then it is time to change the metal tip for our stick. If we do not do it we can cause a fall

Buy a metal or rubber tip or buy several?

There are not many stores specialized in selling mountain poles, and La casa de las Setas is one of them. You can buy poles and accessories online and receive them comfortably at home.

Although you will normally only need one or at most 2 units, one per pole, it is recommended that you take advantage of the shipping costs and add another unit. You wont need them soon but you will need them later and you wont have to pay shipping costs again. These parts are very economical and in many occasions the shipping cost is higher than the price of the product. For this reason we recommend you to buy metallic wooden cane tips in groups or several units at the same time

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