Rigid Trekking Poles


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$25 - $49.99
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Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

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

REI Men's Carbon Composite Power Lock Trekking Poles

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used these for hiking in all sorts of conditions and trails. They are very sturdy. The FlickLocks make them very easy to adjust while hiking. I have used these poles for hiking, backpacking, and setting up my backpacking tarp. I have put lots of mileage on these poles in terrain from snow, rocks, sand, pavement, and dirt. The FlickLocks make it so I can change them while moving and not worry about them changing lengths. The lengths are easy to read on each pole section.  I have used them… Full review

Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Carbon fiber hiking poles with top of the line features and from Costco for $29.95. The list of pros above says it all. These poles offer great features for a very low price. I did cut off the foam "extended grips" below the cork handles because they added unused weight, at least for me.  I like that the poles came with both small on-piste snow baskets and large backcountry baskets as well as a "foot-shaped" tip cap for muddy conditions. (See Bill's photos above.) The pole straps, aside from being… Full review

Black Diamond Trail Back

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Fairly light poles with reasonably ergonomical grips, and extend to a fairly good length. Not the most rigid however. I've used a number of different poles including carbon and shock types. I got these as they are light and most importantly long as I'm 6'1". I like the grips and especially the straps, which are comfortable and easily adjusted. They have some flex, which isn't a bad thing so long as they don't bend, and it gives them some shock absorption. The baskets are nice quality and stay on,… Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars These lightweight telescoping poles are highly adaptable and adjustable. They performed well and were very easy to transport in carry-on or checked luggage. The power lock mechanism afforded very convenient and secure length adjustment. Great for international or local hiking. These STABIL Stride four-season hiking poles were provided for trial and trial I did—Mammoth Mountain for summer hiking and forested terrain, Castle Peak at Donner Summit for rocks and steep terrain, and Mont Blanc for… Full review

Black Diamond Men's Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars These poles are as tough as it gets. I hiked around 1,000 miles in the last six months and I’m glad I had these poles to support me. These are so durable I never even had to tighten the screws of the Flicklocks! I hiked while carrying an average weight of 36 pounds (16 kilos) and in all types of terrain, but the majority of it were granite and other igneous rocks. Durability Brilliant, superb, outstanding! There were numerous times I had put all of my weight on these poles and they never bent… Full review

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Kelty Range 1.0
$21 - $29
Komperdell Peak Hunter
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
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$40 MSRP
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$40 - $49
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Black Diamond First Strike
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
$48 MSRP
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Easton Trail AL3
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles
$50 MSRP
Komperdell Rigidhiker Cork
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ
$53 - $149
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$54 - $90
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
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$60 MSRP
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Trail
$60 - $69
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REI Traverse
$70 MSRP
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Black Diamond Trail Sport 3
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Syncline
$70 MSRP
Helinox Passport
Atlas Lock Jaw 3
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail Back
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Komperdell Contour Titanal Power Lock
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Komperdell Trailmaster Power Lock
Atlas LockJaw 3 Adjustable Poles
Helinox Ridgeline
$85 - $169
L.L.Bean Hikelite Four-Season Hiking Poles
L.L.Bean 4-Season PowerLock 3.0 XL Hiking Poles
$85 - $99
Masters Eiger HP
REI National Park Service Traverse PL Cork Trekking Poles - Pair
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Traverse PowerLock
$90 MSRP
Leki Jannu
$90 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Distance FL
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
$99 - $159
Komperdell Highlander Cork Trekking Poles
$90 - $100
Leki Aergonlite 2 Carbon
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Carbon Composite Power Lock Trekking Poles
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