Rigid Trekking Poles

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Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

Leki Cristallo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great poles backed by awesome customer service. This is as much a review about the awesome customer service I received from Leki as it is the poles themselves. I picked up the telescoping version of the Cristallos (Ultralight SpeedLock) with a killer discount and they're the best sticks I've owned to date. They're aluminum, right around 18 oz. and have the most comfortable rubber grips I've used. When I first got them I was sort of surprised that the strap was almost like the kind of ribbon you'd… Full review

Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy

rated 5 of 5 stars I've always thought the handles on my trekking poles should be angled forward to better match the natural position of my hands and to better simulate a hand railing. The Pacerpoles people were reading my mind. For 15 years, I've backpacked with the same pair of Leki Super Makalu poles I bought at the NOC during my 2000 thru hike. Even though the Leki's handles are tilted forward just slightly, I've often thought that it would be better to tilt the handles of trekking poles farther forward to better… Full review

Black Diamond Trail Back

rated 3.5 of 5 stars These hiking poles are a great bargain for any hiker on a budget. I ended up getting these for $55 and I'm very happy with my purchase. These poles are perfect for the price that comes along. I like the grips even though they can slip a bit when they are wet or your hands are sweaty. They fold down to a very manageable size that fits in my day pack no problem. I would recommend these poles for any hiker that is on a budget. It's amazing how much poles help on both the ascent and descent. I loved… Full review

Leki Corklite

rated 5 of 5 stars Great handle design and straps — makes all the difference in how poles help hikers. Just add rubber tips and you are ready for any mountain and desert terrain. Summary The best handles I have used, great for uphill, downhill and ease of use on any other terrain. Adjustability for handle straps and pole length is easy and quick. No slippage on locking mechanism. I suggest getting the rubber tips to cover the carbide, makes for improved grip on rock. My Experience with Poles I have used a few… Full review

Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Cascade trekking poles are a very good design and construction. They appear to be very durable long-term. They are certainly a bargain for the price, delivering good performance, as good or better than many better-known, higher priced poles. Background: The conventional wisdom is that poles provide better balance, promote rhythm when hiking, and “4 points on the ground”, especially on steep, rough trails, when carrying heavy loads. I have been using poles since I was very young, first as… Full review

Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent poles. Lightweight and strong. An excellent pair of trekking poles. Very lightweight. Easy to deploy. Without question the Ultra Mountain Carbon Z Poles' greatest attribute is not having one section of a pole collapse into another section when a lot of weight is applied on a downhill. The only problem is if they need to be broken down to scale an uphill section of trail by hand; the tips of the poles will probably not stay locked in the cutout of the basket. I broke them down and hung… Full review

Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z

rated 5 of 5 stars Indispensable, durable, lightweight trail tool for hiking, trail running, and backpacking. Possibly my favorite piece of gear. Hard pressed to find a situation where I do not bring along these poles since they are so light and portable.  Fit is determined by height of user. Come in a couple of different sizes, I use the 120mm model which is the size recommended for my height. Grips and straps are very comfortable, I tend to use with gloves and have noticed absolutely no chaffing or pain. Only problem… Full review

Black Diamond Trail Back

rated 5 of 5 stars Easy to adjust height and lock in place. I have used these poles over the past six years on both hikes and on backpacking trips. They have gotten me through dirt trails and slickrock in Utah, lava in Hawaii, snow fields in Wyoming, and granite in N.H. The antishock is subtle but does the job. I am 5'5" and my husband is 6'2" and the poles can adjust enough to comfortably work for both of us.     I was attracted to these poles because of their locking design. I had a real cheap pair of poles before… Full review

Leki Micro Vario Carbon Max

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Micro Vario Carbon Max is a trekking and backcountry ski pole made for vertically advantaged (over 6' or 180 cm) people. Light (but not ultralight), stiff, and strong. Great for hiking and backpacking and a good choice for ski mountaineering, with a good length range and versatile grip options for movement on easy ground and up, down, and across steeper and rougher slopes. Trailspace sent these poles to me because they are specifically made for vertically advantaged (tall) people; at over 190… Full review

Top-Rated Rigid Trekking Poles

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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
PaceMaker Expedition
$60 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
American Trekking Pole Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 2
$40 MSRP
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 3
$75 MSRP
 
Atlas Elektra LockJaw 2 Adjustable Poles
$32
Atlas Lock Jaw 2
$40
Atlas Lock Jaw 3
$75 MSRP
Atlas LockJaw 2 Adjustable Poles
$45
 
Atlas LockJaw 3 Adjustable Poles
$85
 
Big Agnes Passport Twist Lock
$140
 
Big Agnes Ridgeline Twist Lock
$150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
$160 - $169
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z
$142 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Alpine CF
discontinued
Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork
$100 - $149
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ
$105 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Contour Compact
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic
$120 MSRP
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Compact
$120 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z
$160
Black Diamond Distance Cork
$50 - $95
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Distance FL
$90
Black Diamond Distance FLZ
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Distance Z
$100
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Enduro CF
discontinued
Black Diamond First Strike
$41 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Spire
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Switchback
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Syncline
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Terra CF
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail
$75 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Trail Back
$80
Black Diamond Trail Compact
$90 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
$120
Black Diamond Trail Sport 2
$60
Black Diamond Trail Sport 3
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Ultra Distance
$110 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon
$67 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles
$50 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Easton ATR-60
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Easton ATR-70
Easton Compact Carbon 5
 
Easton Trail AL3
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer Hiking Pole
Exped Alpine
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Fizan Compact Ultralite
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 3
$130 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4
 
Gossamer Gear LT3C Trekking Pole
$60
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel 3.16 Poles
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