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Backpacker Oak Walking Stick

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Brazos™ Backpacker Oak Walking Stick

Oak is a high density wood giving it great strength and hardness, while at the same time having a consistent grain that absorbs a stain beautifully. Sticks made from oak in your stain color choice are among our bestselling products. Naturally, oak makes for a great walking stick! With the Twisted Oak Backpacker Hiking Stick we've taken our venerable Backpacker design and have made it out of oak. The combination is a proven design coupled with a bestselling wood, a surefire hit! So whether you're planning a rigorous trek across mountainous terrain or a leisurely stroll through lazy neighborhood pathways, the Oak Backpacker is a stick you can count on to last for years to come. All of our oak is meticulously chosen, cut, sanded, and prepared by our own craftsmen. Each piece is finished with a protective clear coat lacquer; the final product is a handcrafted beauty that's as functional as it is ornamental. Like all of our finely crafted walking sticks and canes, the Twisted Oak Backpacker Walking Stick is made in the USA by our skilled craftsmen using the highest quality oak wood and time-tested methods.

Made in America, One at a Time

Unlike sterile, lifeless metal canes and poles, Brazos walking canes offer natural appeal because they are made from real wood. You can see the fine detail and beauty of the actual tree when you look at one. Each cane is a work of art. Plus, because they are solid wood, there are no moving parts to become unstable. Brazos Walking Sticks is family operated and located in the beautiful Brazos River Valley of Central Texas. Each walking stick is handcrafted by skilled local craftsmen.

Make it Uniquely Yours

All our hiking sticks can be personalized with laser engraving, making them uniquely yours. Walking sticks and canes can be further customized with accessories listed above, per your choice.

100/100 Guarantee

Buy with confidence with our Lifetime Warranty against defects and our 100/100 Satisfaction Guarantee. If you're not 100 percent satisfied, return your stick within 100 days for a full refund of the price of the stick, or exchange your stick for a low flat fee of only $10 plus shipping. Buy risk free with this comprehensive purchase protection plan. The 100/100 Satisfaction Guarantee covers every stick we sell, with the exception of anything listed in our Brazos Bargain section. So buy confidently!

To be sure, determining the right size walking stick or can be a subjective art form. What feels right for one person may feel horrible for another. However, with almost two decades of experience in making handcrafted, wooden walking sticks and canes, you can be sure that we have some opinions on the matter!

Walking Sticks

  • For small children and shorter adults, we generally recommend a 41-inch stick.
  • For people who are shorter than 5’4″, we recommend a 48-inch stick.
  • For people who are between 5’4″ and 5’11”, we recommend a 55-inch stick.
  • For adults over 5’11”, we recommend a 58-inch stick.

Walking Canes

  • For people who are shorter than 5’4″, we recommend a our lighter 34-inch canes
  • For people who are between 5’4″ and 6’, we recommend our standard 37-inch canes as the best starting point.
  • For adults over 6’, we offer 40-inch canes.

Cane sizing is best achieved by standing up nice and straight, relaxing your arm naturally to the side, and having someone measure the distance from your wrist to the floor.

Again, let me reiterate, the sizing recommendations listed above are only suggestions. For people needing step-by-step support, it’s best to consult your doctor or another medical professional about your exact sizing needs.

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  • 5
    Backpacker Oak Walking Stick

    Posted by Terry M on 19th Nov 2019

    I ordered the red and it is beautifully finished and just perfect for me. Really great quality.

  • 5
    Oak Walking Stick

    Posted by Melanie Dzierba on 28th Oct 2019

    Absolutely love mine!! I’ve ordered another one thats on the way for my husband,

  • 5
    Oak walking stick/staff

    Posted by Bill on 2nd Oct 2018

    WELL made! Fast shipping! I was impressed with the box it was shipped in, NO damages...perfect condition! I highly recommend purchasing from them and I will purchase from them again.

  • 5
    Solid, sturdy, artistic looking

    Posted by Winter Camper on 31st Jul 2018

    Bought this 55” for my dad and did only a bit of test walking with it myself. Note that this one does not have a carved out area for gripping so it may be better for some who find the carved out areas in some of the Brazos sticks too narrow for their preference. Also, the user can find the precise height for comfortable gripping on this one and not be forced to use only the carved area which may or may not be the “just right” height. I would agree with others who have indicated this is a tad heavy, but not so much that a 180-200 pound person should find it unfriendly. The craftsmanship is excellent and I’ll take a bit of extra weight as part of the price of being extra sturdy and supportive — especially if one were to jab it strongly in one direction or another in the act of trying to break a sudden trip or fall. I now own three of the Brazos sticks and I will say that I like the looks of the hickory one I have where the spiraling shows a different, lighter coloration than the spiraling on this oak one. That color contrast makes it look a bit more rustic than the finely finished oak, but I knew this before purchase from the pictures. Maybe dad will use the “rustic” one for woods adventures and the other for use in more public places.

  • 5
    58" Backpacker Oak Walking Stick

    Posted by Paul on 9th Jul 2018

    Everything I expected in quality and service. Communication of the order via email was fast and exact. Strong, light stick which will serve well for balance and, if needed, protection.

  • 3
    This stick is quite sturdy, but I didn't realize it had the curves on it. I lost my original hickory walking stick and thought this was simply a different wood. I ordered the straight (freeform?) hickory walking stick along with this one, and I'm

    Posted by Daune Hess on 1st Sep 2017

    I'd like to return this walking stick and get one more like the hickory stick I also received.

  • 5
    Spiral Oak Hiking Walking Stick

    Posted by Sonny Nietz on 28th Aug 2017

    An ABSOLUTELY beautiful work of art!!!

  • 5

    Posted by BackPackers Oak Walking Stick on 5th May 2017

    What a great Walking Stick. It arrived on time and in perfect condition. It is a beautiful, high end piece of work. This is my second Brazos walking stick, the first I gifted to a friend because I ordered to short. This 55" is the perfect height for me and I'm sure will assist me in my daily walks. Thank Brazos and Enrique!

  • 5
    Great Walking stick

    Posted by Clyde G on 9th Feb 2017

    I wanted a strong walking stick and this stick is made from oak and it also looks wonderful too. Really well made and sturdy.