Rigid Trekking Poles


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$50 - $99.99
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Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Really, really like 'em! Never used trekking poles before I planned my first backpacking trip with some friends. These guys are "pros" and my go-to resource for questions and learning about backpacking/outdoors, etc. Been on countless camping trips with my sons through Cub and Boy Scouts, but hadn't ventured into the backpacking realm until recently.   Did a training run with full pack, gear, etc.  but with no trekking poles. One of my buddies lent me his trekking poles and immediately I was hooked. Full review

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars Saved my knees... saved my life. Won't leave home without them. I have been a fan of hiking poles for a long time. Because I have horrible arch support, my sense of balance is pretty poor, and having those extra supports make a real difference. A few years ago, as I got ready for my thru-hike of the High Sierra Trail, I decided to upgrade from my old banged up Leki poles, and sprung for these. I chose the cork grips just for personal preference. I find them more comfortable on a long day than rubber. Full review

Leki Micro Tour Stick Vario

rated 4 of 5 stars The Leki Micro Tour Stick is a very light and durable collapsible trekking pole, equipped with well padded wrist straps, simple extension, and very secure lever-lock adjustment. These trekking poles are ideal for hikers and backpackers who value a small packed size and low weight in a convenient and reliable product. While lighter poles are available, they lack many of the comfort, strength, and convenience features of the Leki Micro Tour Stick Vario. Included items: poles, pole baskets, pamphlet,… Full review

Black Diamond Distance Z

rated 4 of 5 stars A simple, lightweight set of folding aluminum trekking poles great for dayhiking, backpacking, and trail running. Highly recommended! I've been a fan of trekking poles since I started backpacking solo as a teenager. The stability and joint protection they offer are always worth the weight. After years with the same pair of LEKI's, I decided to give Black Diamond a try in preparation for a trip to Mount Whitney. Their 2015 Distance Z's seemed to offer everything I wanted: Lightweight Simple design… Full review

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

Top-Rated Rigid Trekking Poles

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Kelty Range 1.0
L.L.Bean Winter Walker Pole
$30 - $49
Atlas Elektra LockJaw 2 Adjustable Poles
Tubbs 2-Part Adjustable Snowshoe Poles
Atlas LockJaw 2 Adjustable Poles
Mountainsmith Rambler
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 2
$40 MSRP
Atlas Lock Jaw 2
$40 MSRP
Black Diamond First Strike
Komperdell Trek
Easton Trail AL3
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
PaceMaker Expedition
$60 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Distance Z
$60 - $99
Gossamer Gear LT3C Trekking Pole
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Syncline
$63 - $79
Komperdell Highlander Cork Trekking Poles
REI Traverse
Black Diamond Distance Cork
$72 - $89
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 3
$75 MSRP
Atlas Lock Jaw 3
Atlas LockJaw 3 Adjustable Poles
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Distance FL
$78 - $129
Komperdell Explorer Contour Power Lock
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Trail Back
Leki Eagle
$80 MSRP
Komperdell C3 Carbon
$84 - $139
REI Traverse Power Lock Cork
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Traverse PowerLock
$90 MSRP
Black Diamond Trail Compact
$90 MSRP
Leki Voyager
$90 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail
Leki Cristallo
$90 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Trail
$100 MSRP
Helinox Passport Tension Lock
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Stick
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon
$102 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Ultra Distance
$110 - $159
Leki Jannu
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic
$120 MSRP
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Compact
$120 MSRP
Black Diamond Distance FLZ
Grivel Condor Pole
Leki Photo Aluminum Speedlock Pole
$130 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 3
$130 MSRP
REI Carbon Composite Power Lock Trekking Poles
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ
Leki Cressida Aergon SpeedLock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MSR OverLand Carbon
$140 MSRP
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