Rigid Trekking Poles

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Price

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$25 - $49.99
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$200 and above

Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

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

Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 4 of 5 stars Very, very, very light — and compact poles. Require bit more care. The last three years I have used and abused three section Leki poles once or twice a week in the local mountains. As I do more scrambling and running now I decided to check out the Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Poles, and.. kind of fell in love.  Features: The Ultra Distance poles are made of carbon shafts, and all the rest is paired down to a minimum to create the lightest pole possible. Light straps and small basket at the… Full review

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

Top-Rated Rigid Trekking Poles

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Mountainsmith Rambler
Mountainsmith
Rambler
$23 - $34
Atlas 6000 Series 2-Part Poles
Atlas
6000 Series 2-Part Poles
$28
Kelty Range 1.0
Kelty
Range 1.0
$30
Redfeather Three-Section Poles
Redfeather
Three-Section Poles
$30 MSRP
Tubbs 3-Part Adjustable Snowshoe Poles
Tubbs
3-Part Adjustable Snowshoe Poles
$30 - $54
REI Traverse Junior
REI
Traverse Junior
$40 MSRP
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 2
Atlas
Elektra Lock Jaw 2
$40
Tubbs 2-Part Adjustable Snowshoe Poles
Tubbs
2-Part Adjustable Snowshoe Poles
$40
Atlas Lock Jaw 2
Atlas
Lock Jaw 2
$40
Black Diamond First Strike
Black Diamond
First Strike
$43 - $54
Easton ATR-70
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Easton
ATR-70
$50
Komperdell Peak Hunter Junior Poles
Komperdell
Peak Hunter Junior Poles
$50
Easton Trail AL3
Easton
Trail AL3
$50
Black Diamond Syncline
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond
Syncline
$52 - $79
Atlas 7000 Series 3-Part Poles
Atlas
7000 Series 3-Part Poles
$53
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 3
Atlas
Elektra Lock Jaw 3
$53 - $76
Komperdell Wild Rambler
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell
Wild Rambler
$55
PaceMaker Expedition
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)

PaceMaker Expedition
$60 MSRP
Black Diamond Distance
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond
Distance
$69 - $99
REI Traverse
REI
Traverse
$80
Black Diamond Trail Back
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond
Trail Back
$70 - $79
MSR Denali II
MSR
Denali II
$70
Black Diamond Trail
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond
Trail
$70 - $99
Atlas Lock Jaw 3
Atlas
Lock Jaw 3
$76
Komperdell T3 Thermogrip Foam III Powerlock
Komperdell
T3 Thermogrip Foam III Powerlock
$75
Leki Trail
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki
Trail
$76 - $99
Komperdell Highlander Cork Trekking Poles
Komperdell
Highlander Cork Trekking Poles
$76 - $89
Komperdell Explorer Contour Power Lock
Komperdell
Explorer Contour Power Lock
$79 - $99
MSR Denali III
MSR
Denali III
$80
L.L.Bean Ridgehiker Hiking Poles
L.L.Bean
Ridgehiker Hiking Poles
$80
Leki Eagle
Leki
Eagle
$80 MSRP
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Solo
Black Diamond
Alpine Carbon Solo
$81 - $89
Black Diamond Distance Cork
Black Diamond
Distance Cork
$85 - $119
Black Diamond Distance FL
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond
Distance FL
$89 - $129
REI Traverse PowerLock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI
Traverse PowerLock
$90
MSR Surelock TR-2
MSR
Surelock TR-2
$90
Komperdell Ridgehiker Cork Power Lock
Komperdell
Ridgehiker Cork Power Lock
$90
Leki Voyager
Leki
Voyager
$90
Black Diamond Trail Compact
Black Diamond
Trail Compact
$90 MSRP
Leki Micro Stick
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki
Micro Stick
$90 - $169
Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork
Black Diamond
Alpine Ergo Cork
$95 - $139
Leki Cristallo SpeedLock
Leki
Cristallo SpeedLock
$95 - $139
L.L.Bean Hikelite Four-Season Hiking Poles
L.L.Bean
Hikelite Four-Season Hiking Poles
$99
Leki Khumbu Aergon SpeedLock
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki
Khumbu Aergon SpeedLock
$100
Komperdell Contour Titanal Power Lock
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Komperdell
Contour Titanal Power Lock
$100
Big Agnes Helinox Passport Trekking Poles - 115 cm
Big Agnes
Helinox Passport Trekking Poles - 115 cm
$100
Komperdell Powerlock Titanal
Komperdell
Powerlock Titanal
$100
Big Agnes Helinox Passport Trekking Poles - 125 cm
Big Agnes
Helinox Passport Trekking Poles - 125 cm
$100 MSRP
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond
Trail Ergo Cork
$102 - $119
Leki Carbonlite
Leki
Carbonlite
$100 - $179
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