Originally Posted by chapinb
Iv tried simply useing a knot to the pole, it wont stay well if its windy.
Trail sticks arnt common enough to be used, and @ about 7 ounces for a pair of 6' poles, its an easy item to bring.
I did find Trekking Pole Cups from zpacks though. Seems like an easy solution for almost no weight. Their customer service thus far has been top notch too.
Ill see how they work on my next trip.
I saw these too. I'd love to hear if they are worth saving any time or hassle. I think they would be helpful for quick switch from porch mode to storm mode should some fast weather approach. easier than untying or wrapping from the pole. Not that those few seconds would make a huge difference, but I'm all for simplicity through engineering.