Rigid Trekking Poles

Brands

Black Diamond
Komperdell
Leki
REI
Easton
Atlas
L.L.Bean
Tubbs
Big Agnes
Exped

Genders

Unisex
Men's
Women's
Kids'

Price

less than $50
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

Leki Makalu Ultralite

rated 4 of 5 stars Superbly built poles allow confident use in a variety of conditions--creek crossings, uphills, downhills, as shelter supports, etc. Leki Speedlocks work great, allowing for swift adjustment with no worries about the locks giving way. There are lighter poles out there, but these are solid, reliable, and a pleasure to use. This may be an old school review. You see, years ago Leki made the Makalu. I've had these poles for quite some time. A lot of miles in sun and rain and snow. My Leki Makalu Ultralite… Full review

Black Diamond Distance

rated 4 of 5 stars Got these at last year's summer REI Garage sale and they were never used. They have changed my hikes completely! Love these poles. They have extended my downhills and are completely worth the negligible wieght! Full review

Black Diamond Syncline

rated 4 of 5 stars Surprisingly, these hold up well when used for climbing various routes up 14'ers. Mine have never failed and the quick flick-lock adjustment is fantastic when speed is of the essence on rough routes or bad weather..etc. I'll keep using them and buying new ones as long as they are available! The upper grips work well with and without gloves...the lower sponge grips could use more outward tapering at the bases to allow your hands to "set" in place for longer climbs. Over-all, they are worth the purchase… Full review

Black Diamond Women's Distance FL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Your knees will thank you for this welcome addition to your hiking adventures! I had knee surgery almost two years ago, and since that time have been under strict instruction by my orthopedic surgeon to only return to hiking under one condition: always use trekking poles. Although I began the experience as a necessary concession, I have come to truly appreciate my poles. The Black Diamond Women's Distance FL poles have been wonderful hiking companions. The Z-Pole design allows them to fold up into… Full review

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4

rated 2 of 5 stars Insanely light, exceptionally comfortable, crazy expensive trekking poles that needs lots of TLC, and that I found too fragile for klutzes in mountainous terrain. When I began looking at reducing the overall weight I’d be humping while hiking the Appalachian Trail, I started hearing about new, lighter hiking poles.  My old Black Diamond poles weighed 18 ozs, and they seemed a good candidate for lightening. Besides using them to help propel me up mountains, slow me down when going down them, and… Full review

Black Diamond Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars My age betrays me. Before buying these poles I thought of trek poles as an experiment for me. I assumed that I would end up giving them to someone else. Nope, that's not going to happen since I now love them. In fact, I've let four people try these, and exactly four of them have now bought a pair for themselves. Trekking poles and walking staffs are certainly nothing new. Historically I've regarded them as things that an athletic young fella wouldn't benefit from. Turns out, while I am still making… Full review

Komperdell Carbon Ascent Trekking Poles

rated 5 of 5 stars These are very light and a quality product! Great locking system, seems solid. I use ultra light gear and these are perfect! Full review

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars The Alpine Carbon trekking poles are light, strong, versatile and have very comfortable cork handles. Backpackers, climbers and hikers alike will enjoy using these poles on the roughest approaches to simple day hikes. The carbon fiber shafts absorb a fair amount of vibration and the locking mechanism is secure. After two+ years of use on several backpacking treks, these poles have remained strong, reliable and I highly recommend them. Fit: The 360-degree, adjustable Nubuck leather hand straps are… Full review

Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best trekking poles I have had. I have had this set of trekking poles for four years now and have used them while hiking in all kinds of conditions and they have yet to fail me. They work great on downhill and uphill, in the mud, on rocks, and in the snow. Unlike a lot of poles the locking mechanisms do not slip and stay in place. Easy to adjust to the height you need. I would recommend these to anyone. Full review

Top-Rated Rigid Trekking Poles

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Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond
Trail Ergo Cork
$79 - $119
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond
Ultra Mountain Carbon
$136 - $169
Black Diamond Ultra Distance
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond
Ultra Distance
$100 - $159
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond
Alpine Carbon Cork
$115 - $159
Black Diamond Trail
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond
Trail
$75 - $109
Black Diamond Distance
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond
Distance
$69 - $99
Komperdell Wild Rambler
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell
Wild Rambler
$55
Leki Trail
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki
Trail
$70 - $99
Black Diamond Distance FL
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond
Distance FL
$89 - $129
Black Diamond Trail Back
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond
Trail Back
$70 - $79
Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell
Carbon Ultralite Compact
$160 - $239
Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki
Corklite Aergon Speedlock
$119 - $139
REI Traverse PowerLock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI
Traverse PowerLock
$90
Black Diamond Syncline
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond
Syncline
$63 - $79
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Contour Elliptic
$106 - $129
Leki Corklite
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki
Corklite
$140 - $159
Leki Micro Stick
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki
Micro Stick
$96 - $169
Leki Khumbu Aergon SpeedLock
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki
Khumbu Aergon SpeedLock
$100
Easton ATR-70
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Easton
ATR-70
$50
Atlas 3-Part Compact Ultralite
Atlas
3-Part Compact Ultralite
$45
Leki Photo Aluminum Speedlock Pole
Leki
Photo Aluminum Speedlock Pole
$130
L.L.Bean Hikelite Four-Season Hiking Poles
L.L.Bean
Hikelite Four-Season Hiking Poles
$99
Tubbs 2-Part Adjustable Snowshoe Poles
Tubbs
2-Part Adjustable Snowshoe Poles
$28
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Compact
Black Diamond
Contour Elliptic Compact
$130
Atlas 7000 Series 3-Part Poles
Atlas
7000 Series 3-Part Poles
$53
Komperdell C3 Carbon
Komperdell
C3 Carbon
$118 - $139
REI Carbon PowerLock
REI
Carbon PowerLock
$129
Leki Thermolite Aergon XL Speedlock
Leki
Thermolite Aergon XL Speedlock
$160
Big Agnes Helinox Passport Trekking Poles - 115 cm
Big Agnes
Helinox Passport Trekking Poles - 115 cm
$100
Atlas Lock Jaw 2
Atlas
Lock Jaw 2
$28 - $39
Leki Carbonlite XL
Leki
Carbonlite XL
$154 - $219
Atlas Lock Jaw 3
Atlas
Lock Jaw 3
$77
Leki Jannu Aergon SpeedLock
Leki
Jannu Aergon SpeedLock
$120
Exped Alpine
Exped
Alpine
$135
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Solo
Black Diamond
Alpine Carbon Solo
$90
MSR Surelock TR-2
MSR
Surelock TR-2
$70 - $89
MSR Denali II
MSR
Denali II
$70
Tubbs 3-Part Adjustable Snowshoe Poles
Tubbs
3-Part Adjustable Snowshoe Poles
$50
MSR Denali III
MSR
Denali III
$80
Komperdell C3 Carbon Compact
Komperdell
C3 Carbon Compact
$111 - $139
Komperdell Explorer Contour Power Lock
Komperdell
Explorer Contour Power Lock
$79
Leki Carbonlite
Leki
Carbonlite
$120 - $179
Kelty Range 1.0
Kelty
Range 1.0
$30
Easton Compact Carbon 5
Easton
Compact Carbon 5
$118 - $140
Exped Explorer
Exped
Explorer
$150
Leki Carbon Ti
Leki
Carbon Ti
$200
REI Traverse
REI
Traverse
$80
Leki Carbon 4
Leki
Carbon 4
$154
Leki Cressida Aergon SpeedLock
Leki
Cressida Aergon SpeedLock
$140 - $159
Komperdell Ridgehiker Cork Power Lock
Komperdell
Ridgehiker Cork Power Lock
$90
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