Rigid Trekking Poles

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Kelty
Mountainsmith
Tubbs
Leki
L.L.Bean
Black Diamond
Komperdell
Atlas
STABIL
Cascade Mountain Tech

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Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 and above

Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4

rated 5 of 5 stars Feather light adjustable trekking poles with a comfortable cork-like grip. I never knew I needed ultralight trekking poles until I had the Gossamer Gear LT4S trekking poles. Not only are they feather light, but they have a substantial cork-like grip that is exceedingly comfortable.   Once you start weighing gear, it’s hard to go back. I’ve been trying to lighten my load, but I’m mostly focused on what goes on my back. I never really thought about my trekking poles. Once I got the Gossamer… Full review

Komperdell Contour Titanal Power Lock

rated 3.5 of 5 stars These poles balance nicely between weight and strength, being sturdy without being too sturdy. Three-piece poles with flick locks lets them shrink for carry and make for fast adjustment on trail. Very functional in rugged terrain and as shelter support. Komperdell has been making a product with this name for quite a few years and made changes and improvements along the way. These poles didn't impress me when I first held them in my hands, but have survived for almost nine months of use. They are… Full review

Black Diamond Distance Z

rated 4 of 5 stars Collapsible, sturdy trekking poles. Have owned for about four years. Have always opted to backpack with poles, mainly because I like the support.  Also double as setup for my tent if I don't have the option to sink pins. I like the way they fold up for pack-ability. Seem fairly lightweight, though I haven't used any others for comparison. Hand grips are comfortable, no issues after a long day. The length is slightly adjustable depending on your height. The locking features are also strong, yet… Full review

Komperdell Wild Rambler

rated 4 of 5 stars In a world where trekking poles are either crap and inexpensive or quality and ridiculously overpriced, Komperdell delivers a solid, reliable trekking pole that does the job well. While the Wild Ramblers are not my favorite poles, there is a LOT to be said in favor of them, especially for a hiker on a budget. I purchased my Wild Rambler poles more than two years ago specifically for my climb of Mt. Rainier (September 2015). The Black Diamond set I was using at the time did not have an option for… Full review

Fizan Compact 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Fizan Compact 3 trekking poles are extremely light, comparable to and even lighter than many carbon fiber poles, but these poles are high-strength lightweight aluminum. So you don't risk breaking them like carbon can, and they are very affordable. They are very strong and sturdy. This is a review of the Fizan Compact 3 trekking poles. I am not connected to Fizan in any way. These are some of the lightest trekking poles on the market, tipping my scale at 6.0 oz per pole including wrist straps. Full review

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4

rated 5 of 5 stars Light, strong, and useful. My first pair of trekking poles lost the ability to lock—they were twist locking poles from a major manufacturer. Calling or emailing the company for help went nowhere. I couldn't find a number or email address anywhere. My second pair were the Lightrek 4s, not a casual purchase. They are expensive and don't go on sale. But, I've had them for a long time, and I'm still using them. Why use trekking poles? For one, they take 6 lbs of weight off your joints per step when… Full review

Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent build quality and easily worth the price. I would probably say that if I had paid $75 instead of $45. They directly compare to $120+ carbon poles from Leki, Black Diamond, Komperdell, etc. If you are looking for sensibly lightweight carbon trekking poles with good cork handles that adjust easily and don't slip the CMT Quick Lock Carbon Cork poles are hard to beat. After reading many reviews all over the interwebs raving about the quality for the price of these poles I followed their lead… Full review

Helinox Passport

rated 5 of 5 stars Very light, pack very small, reliable, and easy to use. We own two pairs of these poles and I have just ordered another pair of the Passport TLs as I initially purchased the shorter 115cm poles and have since realized I prefer longer 125 cm poles. These poles are fixed in length so make your purchase carefully. They come in three sections connected by elastic shockcord and take seconds to extend and connect up. When folded and packed away they are smaller than a rolled newspaper. Once extended and… Full review

Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact

rated 2 of 5 stars Poor design work. Unsafe. When I spend almost $200 on a trekking pole, I would expect design flaws to be insignificant and non-existent. However, these poles provided me with nothing but aggravation. Every 10-15 minutes, I would have to stop and re-thread them together. While trekking over the course of three days, this became a massive hassle and inconvenience. The physical motion of planting the pole on rocks over the course of time, allowed them to unscrew, and become loose, and if not attended… Full review

Top-Rated Rigid Trekking Poles

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Kelty Range 1.0
$18 - $23
Mountainsmith Rambler
$25 - $31
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Poles
$30 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Trail
$34
L.L.Bean Winter Walker Pole
$35 - $44
Black Diamond First Strike
$39 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Komperdell Wild Rambler
$40
Atlas Lock Jaw 2
$40 MSRP
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 2
$45
Atlas LockJaw 2 Adjustable Poles
$45
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
STABIL Stride
$48 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles
$50 MSRP
Komperdell Peak Hunter
$50
Tubbs 3-Part Snowshoe Poles
$60
Black Diamond Trail Sport 2
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
PaceMaker Expedition
$60 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Komperdell Contour Titanal Power Lock
$64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Distance Z
$65 - $309
REI Traverse
$70 MSRP
REI Traverse Power Lock Cork
$70 - $99
Black Diamond Trail Sport 3
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Syncline
$70 MSRP
REI Passage Trekking Poles
$70 - $74
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Trail
$70 - $99
Helinox Passport TL
$75
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 3
$75 MSRP
Atlas Lock Jaw 3
$85
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail Back
$80
Black Diamond Distance FLZ
$84 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Traverse PowerLock
$90 MSRP
Komperdell Highlander Cork Trekking Poles
$90 - $100
Komperdell Ridgehiker Cork Power Lock
$90 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
$104 - $124
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z
$104 - $169
Leki Carbon Ti
$104 - $179
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ
$105 - $159
Komperdell Explorer Contour Power Lock
$105 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon
$110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Cristallo
$120
Leki Carbonlite
$120
Leki Jannu
$120
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic
$120 MSRP
Leki Photo Aluminum Speedlock Pole
$130 MSRP
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z
$130 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Foxelli Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles
$130 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 3
$130 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
REI Flash Carbon Trekking Poles
$139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leki Corklite
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock
$140
Big Agnes Passport Twist Lock
$140
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