Rigid Trekking Poles


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less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

Black Diamond Alpine FLZ

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent poles. I use them for day hikes and they work very well. They are fairly light, built well, and fold down much smaller than telescoping poles. And they have adjustability in their length. For beginning and intermediate hikers they are great. I cannot speak for advanced hikers, because I am not one. I like these poles a lot. I'm an intermediate day hiker, going about 8 miles a hike. These poles have made the uphills much easier, and give me more stability on the downhills. They are light… Full review

Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a strong, light, invaluable walking aid. It takes the weight off your knees, supports you uphill and downhill, and the contoured forward sloping grips make using them perfectly natural. Brilliant for trekkers of all ages and after sales service second to none. I walk the Camino trails in Spain and will not leave home without them! I have used this product for a number of years on the Camino Frances (800kms), the Portoguese route from Porto to Santiago, and from Malaga to Merida. This September… Full review

Komperdell Carbon Ascent Trekking Poles

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been really impressed with my new trekking poles. They fold down to fit into my rucksac out flight bag and are so light I barely notice I'm carrying them. The  locking mechanism is very quick and easy and would be manageable with gloves on, a bonus in cold weather. The straps and grips are comfortable to use and the tip gross well, leaving me feeling secure on rough ground. My only regret is the fact that, although I'm not a particularly short female at around 5' 4", the minimum length is… Full review

Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent trekking poles that have helped reduce stress on knees and wrists, encouraged proper posture, better breathing and efficient movement. Pacerpoles have become a key component in my everyday hiking gear. I highly recommend these poles for hikers and backpackers. I have been using Pacerpoles almost daily since I purchased them 4 months ago, hiking with and without a backpack and on a variety of terrain. Most hikes are between 3-10 miles long over a combination of packed dirt, rocks and at… Full review

Black Diamond Spire

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Literally saved my life, but that's not why they're getting 4.5 stars. *Not the lightest can actually be a "Pro" as well as a "Con," as those extra few ounces translate directly into lateral strength...read on. In my opinion, it's a shame that Black Diamond is no longer producing the Spire. If you're looking for a pole to have in your hand so you look like the rest of the "well dressed sheep" on the trails, this one might not be for you...you're looking for the thinnest, lightest pole you can find. Full review

Leki Tour Stick Trigger S

rated 5 of 5 stars I must say, it would never occur to me to spend $200 for a pair of poles...but I will certainly accept them as a contest prize, and will put them to good use. These poles have been described as "the ultimate for 4-season use," but are also advertised as ski poles. I have used them for snowshoeing and micro-spike winter hiking, and they are certainly an upgrade over my basic snowshoe poles. These poles are way more pole than I would ever need, but I have come to really like them...and my husband… Full review

Grivel 3.16 Poles

rated 0.5 of 5 stars These poles are not reliable: the lower locking mechanism can fail under intensive use and can be dangerous. The lower baskets are easily lost, which is very problematic on snow trips. They look nice, have comfy grips, and the design is innovative, but reliability is key for such a product therefore I would not recommend these for anyone. I have been using these poles for a while in light use. I chose them because Grivel has a good reputation with reliable serious mountain products. I was shocked… Full review

Black Diamond Syncline

rated 4 of 5 stars Perfectly fine — cheap, light, strong, simple. I own / used both of Black Diamond's (orange) Syncline and (red) Trail Back for ultra-lightweight backpacking, with my son and I each carrying one pole and using both for shelter.   Actual weight w/o baskets of Syncline is 270 grams (9.5 oz) and Trail Back 290 grams (10.25 oz). Both handle miles and hands well, but both of ours are pretty soft (we're in Ohio after all).   Given the price is often almost the same on these few-years-old-model poles,… Full review

Black Diamond Syncline

rated 5 of 5 stars These are lightweight, strong trekking poles that won't collapse regardless of how much weight is put on them. The straps and handgrips are very comfortable for snowshoeing. I bought my Black Diamond Syncline trekking poles for snowshoeing, and they're excellent for that purpose. The straps are comfortable and don't chafe when I use them without gloves, and the grips have enough of a lip on them for pulling up my heel lifts. The included snow baskets keep the poles from sinking too far in snow,… Full review

Top-Rated Rigid Trekking Poles

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
$85 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon
$102 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Ultra Distance
$85 - $124
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
$130 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail
$90 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Distance
$55 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Syncline
$60 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Wild Rambler
$45 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Trail
$80 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Tour Stick Trigger S
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Distance FL
$78 - $179
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Komperdell Contour Titanal Power Lock
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Trail Back
$70 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock
$119 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Corklite
$140 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Stick
$80 - $109
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ
$105 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Khumbu Aergon SpeedLock
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 2
Gossamer Gear LT3C Trekking Pole
L.L.Bean Hikelite Four-Season Hiking Poles
Leki Micro Tour Stick Vario
$175 - $199
Atlas Elektra LockJaw 2 Adjustable Poles
Tubbs 2-Part Adjustable Snowshoe Poles
Komperdell C3 Carbon
$105 - $139
REI Carbon PowerLock
Leki Thermolite Aergon XL Speedlock
Atlas Lock Jaw 2
$32 - $39
Leki Carbonlite XL
Black Diamond Trail Compact
Atlas Lock Jaw 3
L.L.Bean Winter Walker Pole
$40 - $49
Leki Jannu Aergon SpeedLock
$75 - $119
REI Traverse Power Lock Cork
Komperdell T2 Thermogrip Foam II Powerlock
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z
$142 - $189
Helinox Passport Tension Lock
MSR Denali II
Tubbs 3-Part Adjustable Snowshoe Poles
Grivel Condor Pole
MSR Denali III
Komperdell Titanal Powerlock 3 Contour
Atlas LockJaw 2 Adjustable Poles
Helinox Ridgeline Lever Lock with Button
Komperdell Explorer Contour Power Lock
$75 - $77
Big Agnes Ridgeline Twist Lock
Leki Carbonlite
$120 - $179
Leki Retro Makalu Classic
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