Extra Size Hitchhicker Oak Walking Stick

Extra Size Hitchhicker Oak Walking Stick

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Brazos™ Extra Size Free Form Oak Hitchhiker Handcrafted Wood Walking Stick Hiking Trekking Pole

Our Extra Size Hitchhiker Walking Stick is handcrafted from a solid piece of oak, making it a strong walking companion. While not a heavy stick, it’s robust, making it an ideal staff for hard-core hikers who tend to put their walking sticks through strenuous conditions. Each staff is beautifully stained, magnifying the wood's beautiful grain patterns. Every stick is sprayed with a protective clear coat lacquer. The result is a smooth finish that highlights the wood's intrinsic beauty. The finished staff is a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted walking stick that is both sturdy and attractive. The Extra Size Hitchhiker Walking Stick comes with a standard rubber tip for a firm, secure grip on virtually any surface. Like all of our finely crafted walking sticks and canes, the Hitchhiker Walking Stick is made in the USA by our skilled craftsmen using the highest quality wood and time-tested methods.

Made in America, One at a Time

Unlike sterile, lifeless metal canes and poles, Brazos walking sticks 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 stick is a work of art and no two are exactly alike. 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 canes can be personalized with laser engraving, making them uniquely yours. 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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  • 3
    Wumped wid an ugly stick!""

    Posted by S. Davis on 2nd Jun 2015

    Nicely finished but too heavy & unattractive. Qualifiers: Purpose probably makes the difference. This stick is like lifting about 3 lb weight for every step you take. (In it's mailing tube, USPS weighed it at 4 lbs) For a hiker in robust shape, one who might not think anything of the weight, this stick might be just the thing, especially if s/he likes the appearance: see below for description. For a non-hiking person who does not need something to help bear weight, but an everyday aid to balance that encourages upright posture, a light weight walking stick is wonderful. As long as it it is as tall or taller than shoulder height, greater height does not matter. If it is also attractive, it calls attention away from the health concern for which it is being used. This makes it easier for a person, self conscious about being seen as weak or crippled, to decide to use it with regularity. I purchased this stick for someone with those needs. It's appearance did not match our taste. The merchant's photos did not show enough detail to know in advance that it would be heavily sprinkled with yellow polka dots where side branches had been shaved off + many bluish-black areas that look like the spider veins and bruises that are often seen on the skin of elderly people. As beauty is definitely in the eyes of the beholder, I concede that to some, these very features might make it seem a work of fine art, just not to us. A word of caution: return shipping cost: I made the mistake of ordering it without knowing it's weight or having a clear idea of it's appearance. I wrongly assumed for the price of the postage quoted at checkout, $5.49, I would be able to return it if it wasn't suitable. At that price the risk seemed manageable. When I took it, packaged for return in its original shipping tube, to UPS, I found the return shipping cost to be $31.68! The least expensive return shipping was at USPS for a whopping $16.57. Lesson learned and passed on to you!

  • 3
    Wumped wid an ugly stick!""

    Posted by S. Davis on 2nd Jun 2015

    Nicely finished but too heavy & unattractive. Qualifiers: Purpose probably makes the difference. This stick is like lifting about 3 lb weight for every step you take. (In it's mailing tube, USPS weighed it at 4 lbs) For a hiker in robust shape, one who might not think anything of the weight, this stick might be just the thing, especially if s/he likes the appearance: see below for description. For a non-hiking person who does not need something to help bear weight, but an everyday aid to balance that encourages upright posture, a light weight walking stick is wonderful. As long as it it is as tall or taller than shoulder height, greater height does not matter. If it is also attractive, it calls attention away from the health concern for which it is being used. This makes it easier for a person, self conscious about being seen as weak or crippled, to decide to use it with regularity. I purchased this stick for someone with those needs. It's appearance did not match our taste. The merchant's photos did not show enough detail to know in advance that it would be heavily sprinkled with yellow polka dots where side branches had been shaved off + many bluish-black areas that look like the spider veins and bruises that are often seen on the skin of elderly people. As beauty is definitely in the eyes of the beholder, I concede that to some, these very features might make it seem a work of fine art, just not to us. A word of caution: return shipping cost: I made the mistake of ordering it without knowing it's weight or having a clear idea of it's appearance. I wrongly assumed for the price of the postage quoted at checkout, $5.49, I would be able to return it if it wasn't suitable. At that price the risk seemed manageable. When I took it, packaged for return in its original shipping tube, to UPS, I found the return shipping cost to be $31.68! The least expensive return shipping was at USPS for a whopping $16.57. Lesson learned and passed on to you!

  • 3
    Wumped wid an ugly stick!""

    Posted by S. Davis on 2nd Jun 2015

    Nicely finished but too heavy & unattractive. Qualifiers: Purpose probably makes the difference. This stick is like lifting about 3 lb weight for every step you take. (In it's mailing tube, USPS weighed it at 4 lbs) For a hiker in robust shape, one who might not think anything of the weight, this stick might be just the thing, especially if s/he likes the appearance: see below for description. For a non-hiking person who does not need something to help bear weight, but an everyday aid to balance that encourages upright posture, a light weight walking stick is wonderful. As long as it it is as tall or taller than shoulder height, greater height does not matter. If it is also attractive, it calls attention away from the health concern for which it is being used. This makes it easier for a person, self conscious about being seen as weak or crippled, to decide to use it with regularity. I purchased this stick for someone with those needs. It's appearance did not match our taste. The merchant's photos did not show enough detail to know in advance that it would be heavily sprinkled with yellow polka dots where side branches had been shaved off + many bluish-black areas that look like the spider veins and bruises that are often seen on the skin of elderly people. As beauty is definitely in the eyes of the beholder, I concede that to some, these very features might make it seem a work of fine art, just not to us. A word of caution: return shipping cost: I made the mistake of ordering it without knowing it's weight or having a clear idea of it's appearance. I wrongly assumed for the price of the postage quoted at checkout, $5.49, I would be able to return it if it wasn't suitable. At that price the risk seemed manageable. When I took it, packaged for return in its original shipping tube, to UPS, I found the return shipping cost to be $31.68! The least expensive return shipping was at USPS for a whopping $16.57. Lesson learned and passed on to you!

  • 3
    Wumped wid an ugly stick!""

    Posted by S. Davis on 2nd Jun 2015

    Nicely finished but too heavy & unattractive. Qualifiers: Purpose probably makes the difference. This stick is like lifting about 3 lb weight for every step you take. (In it's mailing tube, USPS weighed it at 4 lbs) For a hiker in robust shape, one who might not think anything of the weight, this stick might be just the thing, especially if s/he likes the appearance: see below for description. For a non-hiking person who does not need something to help bear weight, but an everyday aid to balance that encourages upright posture, a light weight walking stick is wonderful. As long as it it is as tall or taller than shoulder height, greater height does not matter. If it is also attractive, it calls attention away from the health concern for which it is being used. This makes it easier for a person, self conscious about being seen as weak or crippled, to decide to use it with regularity. I purchased this stick for someone with those needs. It's appearance did not match our taste. The merchant's photos did not show enough detail to know in advance that it would be heavily sprinkled with yellow polka dots where side branches had been shaved off + many bluish-black areas that look like the spider veins and bruises that are often seen on the skin of elderly people. As beauty is definitely in the eyes of the beholder, I concede that to some, these very features might make it seem a work of fine art, just not to us. A word of caution: return shipping cost: I made the mistake of ordering it without knowing it's weight or having a clear idea of it's appearance. I wrongly assumed for the price of the postage quoted at checkout, $5.49, I would be able to return it if it wasn't suitable. At that price the risk seemed manageable. When I took it, packaged for return in its original shipping tube, to UPS, I found the return shipping cost to be $31.68! The least expensive return shipping was at USPS for a whopping $16.57. Lesson learned and passed on to you!

  • 4
    Great Looking Hiking Stick

    Posted by Papa Bear on 8th Apr 2015

    Just received my hiking stick last week and I will tell you it looks fantastic! I am 6'3" tall and 275 lbs and I feel like this hiking stick is perfect for my size.
    I purchased this for a trip I plan to take with my daughters 4th grade class she teaches; they will be going to Mesa Verde in May 2015...there is a lot of walking and hiking to do at that National Park. This will be perfect for the trip.
    I elected to go with the standard rubber stick cover rather than a spike due to the terrain at the park. I have tried the rubber cap on my wood deck when wet as well as concrete-seems to grip just fine.
    Cannot wait for the trip..have full confidence in the hiking stick.

  • 5
    Awesome & strong

    Posted by Grumpy 1 on 1st Mar 2015

    I have several sticks from the NW woods, but this one is the most unique & gets the most compliments especially after using a wood burner to add designs to it. This staff will last forever.

  • 5
    Excellent large diameter walking staff.

    Posted by Maximus on 1st Jan 2015

    This is an excellent product. The large diameter makes the staff much more sturdy and does not add too much additional weight. I thought the smaller diameter staffs would not be strong enough and this is perfect. My father loves the grip shape and pewter star. This is a quality product that should last for years. I was glad this met my expectations.

  • 4
    Form follows function

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Dec 2014

    I have a number of Brazos walking sticks. Twisted oak, free form twisted cedar and this extra size Ash walker. Very nice walking stick. Excellent finish and eveness of color. The design is exceptional especially if you're tall (I'm 6'4") and the style of the grip if perfect for day hikes or longer outtings. It's not as pretty as my cedar stick or as light as my oak one but it's rugged and well thought out. In short, it's the Subaru Outback of walking sticks. I love it. Gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it's a little bit heavier than I had expected.

  • 5
    Bigger is better !!

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Jun 2014

    I did go for the 58" !! I don't think i said that before
    Thanks, Craig miller