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Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

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

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

STABIL Stride

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

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
$45
Atlas Elektra LockJaw 2 Adjustable Poles
$45
Atlas Lock Jaw 2
$40 MSRP
Atlas Lock Jaw 3
$85
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 (8)
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
$170
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z
$142 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Alpine CF
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork
$160
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ
$112 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Contour Compact
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic
$120 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z
$120 - $159
Black Diamond Distance Cork
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Distance FL
$90
Black Diamond Distance FLZ
$97 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Distance Z
$75 - $309
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 (7)
Black Diamond Trail
$75 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail Back
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
$90 - $119
Black Diamond Trail Sport 2
$45 - $59
Black Diamond Trail Sport 3
$52 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Ultra Distance
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon
$110
CAMP Sky Carbon
$150
CAMP Sonic Alu
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
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
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Fizan Compact Ultralite
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: 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
Grivel Condor Pole
$130
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