Rigid Trekking Poles


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

Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

Fizan Compact Ultralite

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

Foxelli Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, comfortable, durable, and inexpensive. (Revised-My original review was typed on my phone, and left much to be desired.) I've had these poles for a few months now (May '17) and have had the opportunity at this point to put in several hard and rocky miles (all over Maryland--Susquehanna State Park, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Patapsco Valley State Park, Bacon Ridge Trail, Billy Goat Trail, Appalachian Trail, etc.). The first thing I noticed was that, although I was able to get them very inexpensively,… Full review

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 4 of 5 stars Easy and fast to extend and collapse. Lightweight but sturdy. Comfortable wrist straps. The contoured cork grips are great and for those time when you need to adjust your grip for changes in terrain there's a foam grip below the cork. I just won't go hiking without trekking poles; especially in the winter! I kept finding myself ready for an ad hoc hike and not having poles, so I decided to pick up a spare pair to supplement my aluminum trekking poles. One thing to pay attention to when selecting… Full review

Helinox Causeway Groove Lock

rated 5 of 5 stars These poles are a joy to use because they are so lightweight and the groove lock makes them fully adjustable while not giving way even when doing serious off-trail hiking. They are best for any type of hiking or moderate backpacking. I have been using these poles for the last two years on both trail hikes and off-trail hikes, as well as backpacks both on and off trail. What I like best about them is that they are incredibly lightweight, so I don't tire as easily on an all-day trek. The grip is so… Full review

Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars My first use of the poles was on the flat terrain of the Florida Trail. Lightweight, they didn't do much or cause a problem, so meh. Then I section hiked the AT, what a help! They dug in where I wanted, their light weight became an advantage at the end of the day and the rigid poles didn't have that awkward spongy feel of the anti shock poles I used before. Then, at night, they double as poles for my rain-fly. All in all, the best pole for my money I have ever bought. I am a novice hiker that is… Full review

Top-Rated Rigid Trekking Poles

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Kelty Range 1.0
$21 - $29
Mountainsmith Rambler
$25 - $39
Komperdell Peak Hunter
$30 - $39
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Poles
$30 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Wild Rambler
$37 - $59
Atlas Lock Jaw 2
$40 MSRP
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 2
L.L.Bean Winter Walker Pole
$40 - $49
Atlas Elektra LockJaw 2 Adjustable Poles
Atlas LockJaw 2 Adjustable Poles
Black Diamond First Strike
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
$48 MSRP
Komperdell Powerlock Titanal
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles
$50 MSRP
Masters Scout Tour
Tubbs 3-Part Snowshoe Poles
Black Diamond Trail Sport 2
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
PaceMaker Expedition
$60 MSRP
Komperdell T2 Thermogrip Foam II Powerlock
REI Traverse
$70 MSRP
L.L.Bean Hikelite Hiking Pole
Black Diamond Trail Sport 3
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Syncline
$70 MSRP
Komperdell Highlander Cork Trekking Poles
$70 - $100
Helinox Passport TL
Atlas Lock Jaw 3
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 3
CAMP Sonic Alu
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail Back
Atlas LockJaw 3 Adjustable Poles
Masters Eiger HP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Traverse PowerLock
$90 MSRP
L.L.Bean Ridgehiker PowerLock II Hiking Poles
L.L.Bean Ridgehiker PowerLock II Hiking Pole, Compact
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Trail
Komperdell Explorer Contour Power Lock
$90 - $109
Komperdell Ridgehiker Cork Power Lock
$90 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Cristallo
$94 - $119
L.L.Bean 4-Season PowerLock 3.0 XL Hiking Poles
REI Traverse Power Lock Cork
Komperdell T3 - Ascent TI
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Trail
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Distance Z
$100 - $309
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon
CAMP Sky Carbon
Komperdell Carbon Expedition Tour 4
$115 - $179
Leki Carbonlite
Leki Jannu
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic
$120 MSRP
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