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Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

Grivel 3.16 Poles

rated 0.5 of 5 stars These poles are not reliable: the lower locking mechanism can fail under intensive use and can be dangerous. The lower baskets are easily lost, which is very problematic on snow trips. They look nice, have comfy grips, and the design is innovative, but reliability is key for such a product therefore I would not recommend these for anyone. I have been using these poles for a while in light use. I chose them because Grivel has a good reputation with reliable serious mountain products. I was shocked… Full review

Black Diamond Syncline

rated 4 of 5 stars Perfectly fine — cheap, light, strong, simple. I own / used both of Black Diamond's (orange) Syncline and (red) Trail Back for ultra-lightweight backpacking, with my son and I each carrying one pole and using both for shelter.   Actual weight w/o baskets of Syncline is 270 grams (9.5 oz) and Trail Back 290 grams (10.25 oz). Both handle miles and hands well, but both of ours are pretty soft (we're in Ohio after all).   Given the price is often almost the same on these few-years-old-model poles,… Full review

Black Diamond Syncline

rated 5 of 5 stars These are lightweight, strong trekking poles that won't collapse regardless of how much weight is put on them. The straps and handgrips are very comfortable for snowshoeing. I bought my Black Diamond Syncline trekking poles for snowshoeing, and they're excellent for that purpose. The straps are comfortable and don't chafe when I use them without gloves, and the grips have enough of a lip on them for pulling up my heel lifts. The included snow baskets keep the poles from sinking too far in snow,… Full review

Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 4 of 5 stars Very, very, very light — and compact poles. Require bit more care. The last three years I have used and abused three section Leki poles once or twice a week in the local mountains. As I do more scrambling and running now I decided to check out the Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Poles, and.. kind of fell in love.  Features: The Ultra Distance poles are made of carbon shafts, and all the rest is paired down to a minimum to create the lightest pole possible. Light straps and small basket at the… Full review

Leki Makalu Ultralite

rated 4 of 5 stars Superbly built poles allow confident use in a variety of conditions--creek crossings, uphills, downhills, as shelter supports, etc. Leki Speedlocks work great, allowing for swift adjustment with no worries about the locks giving way. There are lighter poles out there, but these are solid, reliable, and a pleasure to use. This may be an old school review. You see, years ago Leki made the Makalu. I've had these poles for quite some time. A lot of miles in sun and rain and snow. My Leki Makalu Ultralite… Full review

Black Diamond Distance

rated 4 of 5 stars Got these at last year's summer REI Garage sale and they were never used. They have changed my hikes completely! Love these poles. They have extended my downhills and are completely worth the negligible wieght! Full review

Black Diamond Syncline

rated 4 of 5 stars Surprisingly, these hold up well when used for climbing various routes up 14'ers. Mine have never failed and the quick flick-lock adjustment is fantastic when speed is of the essence on rough routes or bad weather..etc. I'll keep using them and buying new ones as long as they are available! The upper grips work well with and without gloves...the lower sponge grips could use more outward tapering at the bases to allow your hands to "set" in place for longer climbs. Over-all, they are worth the purchase… Full review

Black Diamond Women's Distance FL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Your knees will thank you for this welcome addition to your hiking adventures! I had knee surgery almost two years ago, and since that time have been under strict instruction by my orthopedic surgeon to only return to hiking under one condition: always use trekking poles. Although I began the experience as a necessary concession, I have come to truly appreciate my poles. The Black Diamond Women's Distance FL poles have been wonderful hiking companions. The Z-Pole design allows them to fold up into… Full review

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4

rated 2 of 5 stars Insanely light, exceptionally comfortable, crazy expensive trekking poles that needs lots of TLC, and that I found too fragile for klutzes in mountainous terrain. When I began looking at reducing the overall weight I’d be humping while hiking the Appalachian Trail, I started hearing about new, lighter hiking poles.  My old Black Diamond poles weighed 18 ozs, and they seemed a good candidate for lightening. Besides using them to help propel me up mountains, slow me down when going down them, and… Full review

Top-Rated Rigid Trekking Poles

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PaceMaker Expedition
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)

PaceMaker Expedition
$60 MSRP
American Trekking Pole Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
American Trekking Pole
Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles
Atlas 6000 Series 2-Part Poles
Atlas
6000 Series 2-Part Poles
$40
Atlas 7000 Series 3-Part Poles
Atlas
7000 Series 3-Part Poles
$76
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 2
Atlas
Elektra Lock Jaw 2
$40
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 3
Atlas
Elektra Lock Jaw 3
$76
Atlas Lock Jaw 2
Atlas
Lock Jaw 2
$40
Atlas Lock Jaw 3
Atlas
Lock Jaw 3
$76
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond
Alpine Carbon Cork
$115 - $159
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Solo
Black Diamond
Alpine Carbon Solo
$81 - $89
Black Diamond Alpine CF
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond
Alpine CF
discontinued
Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork
Black Diamond
Alpine Ergo Cork
$95 - $139
Black Diamond Contour Compact
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Contour Compact
discontinued
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Contour Elliptic
$106 - $129
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Carbon
Black Diamond
Contour Elliptic Carbon
$160 MSRP
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Compact
Black Diamond
Contour Elliptic Compact
$130
Black Diamond Distance
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond
Distance
$69 - $99
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z
Black Diamond
Distance Carbon Z
$160
Black Diamond Distance Cork
Black Diamond
Distance Cork
$85 - $119
Black Diamond Distance FL
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond
Distance FL
$89 - $129
Black Diamond Enduro CF
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond
Enduro CF
discontinued
Black Diamond First Strike
Black Diamond
First Strike
$43 - $54
Black Diamond Spire
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond
Spire
discontinued
Black Diamond Switchback
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Switchback
discontinued
Black Diamond Syncline
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond
Syncline
$52 - $79
Black Diamond Terra CF
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Terra CF
discontinued
Black Diamond Trail
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond
Trail
$72 - $99
Black Diamond Trail Back
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond
Trail Back
$70 - $79
Black Diamond Trail Compact
Black Diamond
Trail Compact
$90 MSRP
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond
Trail Ergo Cork
$102 - $119
Black Diamond Ultra Distance
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond
Ultra Distance
$109 - $159
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond
Ultra Mountain Carbon
$170
Easton ATR-50
Easton
ATR-50
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Easton
ATR-60
Easton ATR-70
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Easton
ATR-70
$50
Easton Compact Carbon 5
Easton
Compact Carbon 5
$112 - $149
Easton CTR-60
Easton
CTR-60
Easton CTR-70
Easton
CTR-70
Easton Trail AL3
Easton
Trail AL3
$50
Eddie Bauer Hiking Pole
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer
Hiking Pole
Exped Alpine
Exped
Alpine
$108
Exped Alpine Lite
Exped
Alpine Lite
Exped Explorer
Exped
Explorer
$120
Fizan Compact Ultralite
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Fizan
Compact Ultralite
 
Gabel
Mont Blanc
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 3
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gossamer Gear
Lightrek 3
$130 MSRP
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Gossamer Gear
Lightrek 4
Grivel 3.16 Poles
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel
3.16 Poles
Helinox Causeway Groove Lock
Helinox
Causeway Groove Lock
$130
Helinox Featherlite
Helinox
Featherlite
$80
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