Rigid Trekking Poles


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Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars My first use of the poles was on the flat terrain of the Florida Trail. Lightweight, they didn't do much or cause a problem, so meh. Then I section hiked the AT, what a help! They dug in where I wanted, their light weight became an advantage at the end of the day and the rigid poles didn't have that awkward spongy feel of the anti shock poles I used before. Then, at night, they double as poles for my rain-fly. All in all, the best pole for my money I have ever bought. I am a novice hiker that is… Full review

REI Men's Carbon Composite Power Lock Trekking Poles

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used these for hiking in all sorts of conditions and trails. They are very sturdy. The FlickLocks make them very easy to adjust while hiking. I have used these poles for hiking, backpacking, and setting up my backpacking tarp. I have put lots of mileage on these poles in terrain from snow, rocks, sand, pavement, and dirt. The FlickLocks make it so I can change them while moving and not worry about them changing lengths. The lengths are easy to read on each pole section.  I have used them… Full review

Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Carbon fiber hiking poles with top of the line features And from Costco for $29.95. The list of pros above says it all. These poles offer great features for a very low price. I did cut off the foam "extended grips" below the cork handles because they added unused weight, at least for me.  I like that the poles came with both small on-piste snow baskets and large backcountry baskets as well as a "foot-shaped" tip cap for muddy conditions.  The pole straps, aside from being fast adjustable, have… Full review

Black Diamond Trail Back

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Fairly light poles with reasonably ergonomical grips, and extend to a fairly good length. Not the most rigid however. I've used a number of different poles including carbon and shock types. I got these as they are light and most importantly long as I'm 6'1". I like the grips and especially the straps, which are comfortable and easily adjusted. They have some flex, which isn't a bad thing so long as they don't bend, and it gives them some shock absorption. The baskets are nice quality and stay on,… Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars These lightweight telescoping poles are highly adaptable and adjustable. They performed well and were very easy to transport in carry-on or checked luggage. The power lock mechanism afforded very convenient and secure length adjustment. Great for international or local hiking. These STABIL Stride four-season hiking poles were provided for trial and trial I did—Mammoth Mountain for summer hiking and forested terrain, Castle Peak at Donner Summit for rocks and steep terrain, and Mont Blanc for… Full review

Black Diamond Men's Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars These poles are as tough as it gets. I hiked around 1,000 miles in the last six months and I’m glad I had these poles to support me. These are so durable I never even had to tighten the screws of the Flicklocks! I hiked while carrying an average weight of 36 pounds (16 kilos) and in all types of terrain, but the majority of it were granite and other igneous rocks. Durability Brilliant, superb, outstanding! There were numerous times I had put all of my weight on these poles and they never bent… Full review

Leki Instructor Lite SL2

rated 4 of 5 stars Leki Instructor Lite walking poles combine stability with a low swing weight. Unique removable grip straps. Length adjustment via cam locks. Nordic walking, as it is called in Europe, or hiking with poles, as we Americans know it, is an offshoot of dry land training for Nordic skiing. The Leki Instructor Lite walking pole has been designed specifically for walking or hiking.  Constructing the upper shaft of aluminum and the lower shaft of carbon fiber has allowed Leki to produce a strong pole with… Full review

Leki Cristallo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great poles backed by awesome customer service. This is as much a review about the awesome customer service I received from Leki as it is the poles themselves. I picked up the telescoping version of the Cristallos (Ultralight SpeedLock) with a killer discount and they're the best sticks I've owned to date. They're aluminum, right around 18 oz. and have the most comfortable rubber grips I've used. When I first got them I was sort of surprised that the strap was almost like the kind of ribbon you'd… Full review

Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy

rated 5 of 5 stars I've always thought the handles on my trekking poles should be angled forward to better match the natural position of my hands and to better simulate a hand railing. The Pacerpoles people were reading my mind. For 15 years, I've backpacked with the same pair of Leki Super Makalu poles I bought at the NOC during my 2000 thru hike. Even though the Leki's handles are tilted forward just slightly, I've often thought that it would be better to tilt the handles of trekking poles farther forward to better… Full review

Top-Rated Rigid Trekking Poles

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
$90 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
$136 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Trail
$75 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Distance Z
$75 - $232
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leki Corklite
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Wild Rambler
$42 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon
$130 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z
$120 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Trail
$60 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork
$120 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Tour Stick Trigger S
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail Back
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Distance FL
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon Max
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Cristallo
$84 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Tour Stick Vario
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ
$105 - $149
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Poles
$34 - $44
Tubbs 3-Part Snowshoe Poles
Komperdell Trailmaster Power Lock
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 2
Gossamer Gear LT3C Trekking Pole
Atlas Elektra LockJaw 2 Adjustable Poles
Komperdell C3 Carbon
$98 - $140
Leki Micro Vario Ti
Big Agnes Passport Twist Lock
CAMP Sky Carbon
L.L.Bean 4-Season PowerLock 3.0 XL Hiking Poles
Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Vario 4 Compact
$180 - $240
Atlas Lock Jaw 3
L.L.Bean Winter Walker Pole
$40 - $49
Black Diamond Trail Sport 2
REI Traverse Power Lock Cork
$63 - $99
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z
$130 - $189
Masters Eiger HP
Grivel Condor Pole
Komperdell Titanal Powerlock 3 Contour
Atlas LockJaw 2 Adjustable Poles
Komperdell Explorer Contour Power Lock
$82 - $99
L.L.Bean Hikelite Hiking Pole
Big Agnes Ridgeline Twist Lock
Leki Carbonlite
Kelty Range 1.0
$21 - $22
L.L.Bean Four-Season PowerLock 3 XL Carbon
Masters Scout Tour
Atlas LockJaw 3 Adjustable Poles
Helinox Passport
Leki Jannu
$84 - $119
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