Walking poles (hire)

$10.00$20.00 (to hire)

Walking poles (hire)

(6 customer reviews)
4.67 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings

$10.00$20.00 (to hire)

547g

Hire for up to five nights. Need longer?

Why use trekking poles? Go ahead and Google it: there are loads of reasons for, and a decent number against. For: they reduce impact on your knees, ankles and feet – an assertion that sports medicine mostly supports. If you’re at all wobbly through the hips they’re also a decent balance aid. Having said that, the Three Capes Track is wide and even, and there’s a fair number of duckboards, which can jam your poles. But there are also a lot of stairs, for which sticks are useful.

It comes down to this: do you feel more comfortable and capable with them? If the answer’s yes, take them. We carry two models of pole: two-section Black Diamond Trail Sport 2 that weigh about 550g a pair, and three-section Macpac A3 that are about 600g a pair.

There are loads of reasons for using trekking poles, including that they reduce impact on your knees, ankles and feet, and help with balance if you’re at all wobbly through the hips. The Three Capes Track is wide and even but it has loads of stairs, and a lot of walkers are finding poles an invaluable aid. The track’s many timber duckboards are known as a bit of a pole hazard (think tips getting caught in gaps) so we fit all our poles with rubber tips.

We carry two models of pole: two-section Black Diamond Trail Sport 2 that weigh about 550g a pair, and three-section Macpac A3 that are about 600g a pair.

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6 reviews for Walking poles (hire)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sue Bermingham

    We were trying to decide if we should buy poles, but not having used them hiring them from Gear and Gourmet was a perfect solution. We were shown how to use them and the convenient pick up at the end of the trip was excellent. Good gear and saved our knees, I know it made all the difference to our walk.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Trish Dewhirst

    I hired the poles for the 3 Capes Walk and found them invaluable on the uphill sections particularly the stairs on the return from Cape Huoy. Gail & Ian couldn’t have been more obliging in doing the drop off and allowing me to return them the following day when I went thru Hobart. Thanks so much for making the difference.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Fraser

    Recently did the 3 Capes Track and loved the poles – was very grateful on days 3 & 4 where I found I needed the extra support for the stairs. The service from Ian & Gail was brilliant with the delivery and pick up plus the hints and tips on how, and when, to use the poles. Thanks so much!

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jill Price

    On a practice hike I borrowed a set of poles from a friend and was instantly hooked so added them to my hire list. Though heavier and longer than the borrowed poles, I find them to be terrific on the longer days, especially on steps as they aid in balance and make you feel safer.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ralph Tattersall

    I liked these fine. I just didn’t find that I needed them after all

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Monica Clemow

    these walking poles were great for steadying ourselves on the downhill steps of 3 capes, particularly towards the end of the longer hiking days. 3capesgearand gourmet were quick to assist when we needed another set at the last minute. Thanks Ian & Gail.

    • Gail MacCallum

      You’re welcome, Monica – and glad you had a great time. Walking poles are particularly good for the (many) ups and downs on the track – and helpful if you’re not a regular hiking backpack walker…

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Models and brands:

Trail Sport 2 Trekking poles from Black Diamond; Recommended Retail Price: $99.95

A3 Trekking Poles from Macpac; Recommended Retail Price: $99.99

Additional information

Weight547 g
Number of poles

1 pole – $10, 2 poles – $20