Hiking Staffs


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$25 - $49.99
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Recent Hiking Staff Reviews

Swiss Gear Hiking Pole

rated 5 of 5 stars Durability-to-price ratio is excellent. Comfortable grips with a nice overall feel. I picked up a pair of these @ Dicks about 6 years ago because at the price of $25 I felt they were at least worth a try. I've used them ever since and couldn't be happier. The locks continue to hold fine and the shock absorption qualities remain as good as when I purchased them. They have been used on extremely rocky terrain in the Adirondacks of NY, Vermont's Long Trail, NH'S White Mountains, and the Bigelow Range… Full review

REI Hiker Shocklight Staff

rated 5 of 5 stars A sturdy lightweight staff that provides plenty of support for the backpacker who wants a hand free while hiking. When my much loved Leki Makalu Tour trekking poles finally wore out after years and miles of use, I thought I might prefer a different approach when replacing them.  I decided after much consideration, to go with a hiking staff instead of trekking poles.  I so far have not regretted my decision.  My one staff, while not super light at 10 ounces, is still lighter than two trekking… Full review

Mountainsmith Trekker FX MonoPod

rated 5 of 5 stars I generally use two poles for winter hiking and snowshoeing; but for summer treks, I find one pole is sufficient, and easier to keep out of the way during scrambles. Last summer, I decided to put away the single ski pole I had used for summer, and try an actual trekking pole. I did not want to spend a lot of money, as this was going to be new—using an adjustable pole, with spring mechanism. My husband and I bought the same model...well, I am now sold, and really like the Mountainsmith Trekker… Full review

REI Hiker Shock Light Staff

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I love the hiking stick, but need different gripper for the top. My hand doesn't fit. Is there a regular gripper handle that I can replace the cork round one? Need a different top to grip. Full review

REI City and Trail Walker Shocklight

rated 5 of 5 stars My wife has been using a Shocklight staff for about 5 years, and swears by it. Lightweight, collapsible but not when it shouldn't collapse. Really good for anyone with walking issues; highly recommended. Very comfortable cork grip, stays dry, easy to clean. Easy to adjust and strong when locked. Seems to grip well on all kinds of terrain, including sidewalks and stairs. My wife has used in travel all over the U.S., Turkey, China, Egypt, and Cuba since developing back issues a few years ago that… Full review

Tracks Sherlite Staff

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have used one of these for two years, now primarily during my work as a field biologist in Canada walking over muskeg and through forest with a lot of deadfall. The best features for my use are the no-slip locking mechanism and the removable top with camera mounting screw below. Highly recommended. Full review

Tracks Sherlock Staff

rated 5 of 5 stars I will not go backpacking without my stick. My camera tripod, my third leg when crossing streams, my front tent pole, my balance on steep ups and downs. It will fit in my pack when traveling. wWhat more can I say. thanks. Full review

Tracks Sherlock Staff

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you're looking for durability, feasibility and good quality and comfort while hiking, you have to have this pole with you. It makes your way easier. My advice is to try it. Full review

Columbia Cathedral Peak

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent telescoping walking stick with a few essential outdoor accessories. Saw the reviews... Good news, these are back! Check out Bud K website, they sell knives (new version is not Columbia, but United Cutlery,) Likely same base manufacturer and I'm happy to say less than $20, I'll take the risk on a pre-review being I can speak to my previous Old faithful'. Originally got one from Sierra. I've been looking since my lil one decided to use for something other than its intended design (picked… Full review

Top-Rated Hiking Staffs

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Swiss Gear Hiking Pole reviewed Sep 13, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Hiker Shocklight Staff reviewed May 16, 2014
$48 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Trekker FX MonoPod reviewed May 10, 2014
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
REI Hiker Shock Light Staff reviewed Oct 24, 2013
$60 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI City and Trail Walker Shocklight reviewed Jul 13, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Tracks Sherlite Staff reviewed May 29, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Tracks Sherlock Staff reviewed Nov 19, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Columbia Cathedral Peak reviewed Jul 29, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tracks Sherlock Travel Staff reviewed Jun 26, 2011
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gabel XW Photo Compass reviewed Jun 13, 2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Life-Link Explorer reviewed Sep 28, 2010
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Guide Titanal reviewed Dec 1, 2009
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Leki Wanderfreund Antishock reviewed Oct 17, 2009
$76 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Umbrella Pole reviewed Sep 15, 2008
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Komperdell Walker Antishock Light reviewed Sep 14, 2008
$42 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Wanderfreund reviewed Jul 4, 2008
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Eastern Mountain Staff reviewed Apr 14, 2008
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Sierra AS reviewed Apr 9, 2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Tracks Compact Travel Staff reviewed Oct 22, 2007
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Leki Super Micro reviewed Jul 21, 2005
$49 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Walker reviewed Apr 21, 2006
L.L.Bean Rambler Trekking Staff
Kelty Upslope 1.0
$18 - $19
Leki Wanderfreund Speedlock
$55 - $69
REI Four Winds Travel Staff
REI Walker Anti-Shock Staff
Tracks Lite Staff
$27 - $49
Brazos Walking Sticks Twisted
$25 - $39
Brazos Walking Sticks Hitchhiker
Brunton Monopod
$72 MSRP
L.L.Bean Panorama Folding Trekker's Staff

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