How To Change Out Your Snowshoe Pole Tips for Hiking

Guide to Trekking Pole Tips

Most snowshoe poles (including ours) are designed with interchangeable baskets so they can be used in a variety of weather conditions and terrains. If you’re getting ready to hit the trail for some hiking this summer, for instance, a quick removal of the snow baskets means you have hiking poles that can help you balance better, and take a load off your knees as you hike!

In addition to various basket options, there are also a variety of optional rubber trekking pole tips that can be slid on over the metal tips to assist in grip and stability on different types of hard, rocky, or paved surfaces.

If these options are enough to make your head spin, here’s a simplified rundown of the various baskets and tips you can use along with your trekking poles, and how they can help you get outside year round:

Basic Tips (No basket)

Bare Trekking Pole Tips

Your simplest option, by simply removing the snow basket from your poles, you’ll have what you need for most dry trail conditions. The carbide tip will help you dig into the trail each time you strike it, improving both your traction and balance.

Not sure how to get those snow baskets off? Here’s an easy how-to video:

Mud Baskets

Mud Baskets

If you think you’ll be hiking anywhere there might be deeper mud, these baskets will come in handy. The small disks will help the pole from sinking too deep when conditions do get muddy. They can also help keep the mud from splashing up onto your clothing.

Most poles will come with these baskets included, and they’re small enough (not that much extra weight) that you may find it makes sense to slide these on for the entire summer, so you always have them with you.

Rounded Rubber Tips

Rounded Rubber Trekking Pole Tips

Rounded rubber tips can be handy when the trail is especially rocky or hard packed. They help give you a little extra grip where the metal tips would normally bounce or slide out from under you.

Nordic Walking Tips

Nordic Walking Tips

which way nordic walking tips should point

If you’re an urban walker, you may want to check out the Nordic Walking concept that these tips are designed specifically for. A popular sport in Europe, this can be a great way to burn additional calories when you head out for a walk. Up to 20% more, in fact, than without poles because you engage your upper body while walking.

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Nordic Walking tips are designed to engage specifically on paved surfaces and have a longer body to help facilitate a longer push off each time you swing your arm backward. A common point of confusion is which direction these oblong tips should be pointing, but wonder no more. As you walk forward, the longer side of these tips should be facing behind you.

Snow Baskets

Snow Baskets

Once winter comes back around, you’ll want to be sure you re-install these to your trekking poles. They’ll help keep your poles from sinking in too deep in snowy conditions.

Guide to tips & baskets

Comments

Where can I purchase the Urban Walking tips? Those look pretty sweet!

Team Yukon Charlie’s says

Hi Dustin! Those are available here on our website. We’ve got a link to them at the start of the article, but pasting it here for you too, so you can find it quickly: https://yukoncharlies.com/product/trekking-tips/

Where can I buy in Toronto, Canada?

Team Yukon Charlie’s says

Hi Fong! You should be able to search Amazon Canada to find most, if not all, of our products. Hope this helps!

Carbon Lite™ Trekking Poles

Carbon Lite Snowshoe Hiking Poles - Yukon Sports FW18-19 Products-001009

These carbon fiber poles are extremely lightweight yet incredibly strong. The Fast Lock™ adjustment system makes it a snap to adjust the length to match any height. Another perk to these Carbon Lite Trekking Poles they feature our molded Soft Touch extended EVA grips and padded wrist straps. The TLAS™ – twist lock anti-shock feature provides stress relief for your muscles and joints over longer hikes. This all-season trekking pole set includes baskets for snow and summer adventures.

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Description

  • Use year round for both snowshoeing and hiking with changeable tips
  • Adjustable from 65 cm – 135 cm for use
  • Carbon Fiber Poles
  • Dual Twist Lock Anti-Shock (TLAS) and Fast Lock™ adjustment system
  • Molded Soft Touch™ extended EVA grips
  • Trekking and snow baskets included

How to Adjust Length:

How to Change Baskets:

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1.0 lb (per pair without baskets)

3 1/4″ Snow and 2″ Trekking

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doug hrynyk – February 24, 2015

an I purchase a softener for the tip of the poles for urban walking.thanks doug

Team Yukon Charlie’s – February 24, 2015

Hi Doug…you sure can! Here’s how: visit https://yukoncharlies.com/contact-yukon-charlies/. Under “Select your needs”, check the box next to Trekking/Snowshoe pole parts. That will open up options for parts. The part you’re looking for is called a “Tip Protecter”. Just put in the quantity you need (likely 2) and complete the rest of the form, so we can send them your way.

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Anne Hoelscher – October 3, 2015

Purchased my set of Yukon Charlie’s Carbon Trekker poles in March in great anticipation of my Camino trek in Spain in September. After feeling great confidence in my walking poles, today, day 7 of my trek on lovely countryside trails, I was shocked when my pole shattered at the base just above the tip. I managed to complete today’s hike but the one pole is useless. Do you guarantee your equipment or should I go directly to Costco where I purchased the poles online? I was so happy with these poles until today. Please advise. Thank you from Spain.

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Team Yukon Charlie’s – October 5, 2015

Oh dear. It certainly sounds as though your poles should be covered under our warranty.

Here’s more information on what our warranty covers, including a claim form if you’d like to try that route: https://yukoncharlies.com/warranty/. Alternately, you may simply wish to contact our customer service team directly. You can find our contact info here: https://yukoncharlies.com/contact-yukon-charlies/

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How To Change Out Your Snowshoe Pole Tips for Hiking

Guide to Trekking Pole Tips

Most snowshoe poles (including ours) are designed with interchangeable baskets so they can be used in a variety of weather conditions and terrains. If you’re getting ready to hit the trail for some hiking this summer, for instance, a quick removal of the snow baskets means you have hiking poles that can help you balance better, and take a load off your knees as you hike!

In addition to various basket options, there are also a variety of optional rubber trekking pole tips that can be slid on over the metal tips to assist in grip and stability on different types of hard, rocky, or paved surfaces.

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If these options are enough to make your head spin, here’s a simplified rundown of the various baskets and tips you can use along with your trekking poles, and how they can help you get outside year round:

Basic Tips (No basket)

Bare Trekking Pole Tips

Your simplest option, by simply removing the snow basket from your poles, you’ll have what you need for most dry trail conditions. The carbide tip will help you dig into the trail each time you strike it, improving both your traction and balance.

Not sure how to get those snow baskets off? Here’s an easy how-to video:

Mud Baskets

Mud Baskets

If you think you’ll be hiking anywhere there might be deeper mud, these baskets will come in handy. The small disks will help the pole from sinking too deep when conditions do get muddy. They can also help keep the mud from splashing up onto your clothing.

Most poles will come with these baskets included, and they’re small enough (not that much extra weight) that you may find it makes sense to slide these on for the entire summer, so you always have them with you.

Rounded Rubber Tips

Rounded Rubber Trekking Pole Tips

Rounded rubber tips can be handy when the trail is especially rocky or hard packed. They help give you a little extra grip where the metal tips would normally bounce or slide out from under you.

Nordic Walking Tips

Nordic Walking Tips

which way nordic walking tips should point

If you’re an urban walker, you may want to check out the Nordic Walking concept that these tips are designed specifically for. A popular sport in Europe, this can be a great way to burn additional calories when you head out for a walk. Up to 20% more, in fact, than without poles because you engage your upper body while walking.

Nordic Walking tips are designed to engage specifically on paved surfaces and have a longer body to help facilitate a longer push off each time you swing your arm backward. A common point of confusion is which direction these oblong tips should be pointing, but wonder no more. As you walk forward, the longer side of these tips should be facing behind you.

Snow Baskets

Snow Baskets

Once winter comes back around, you’ll want to be sure you re-install these to your trekking poles. They’ll help keep your poles from sinking in too deep in snowy conditions.

Guide to tips & baskets

Comments

Where can I purchase the Urban Walking tips? Those look pretty sweet!

Team Yukon Charlie’s says

Hi Dustin! Those are available here on our website. We’ve got a link to them at the start of the article, but pasting it here for you too, so you can find it quickly: https://yukoncharlies.com/product/trekking-tips/

Where can I buy in Toronto, Canada?

Team Yukon Charlie’s says

Hi Fong! You should be able to search Amazon Canada to find most, if not all, of our products. Hope this helps!

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