I am not a hiker, so I don’t know how hard it is to hike. I do a walk at home and it’s easy for me. Hiking though is different, and a lot of people love outdoor enough to hike on their free time. Due to my allergy to grass and everything, I need to stay indoor. Leki Poles are one of necessities when doing some hiking, trekking or what have you, it helps for stability and to take loads off your knees. Sometimes, no matter how stable you are, when you get tired, your knees can give in. No wonder when I watch TV about hiking, I see people holding some poles to balance themselves. I think it’s great to have one of these when hiking.