Rigid Trekking Poles

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less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
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$300 and above

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: 3 of 5 (2)
Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact reviewed Aug 1, 2017
$240 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Foxelli Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles reviewed Jul 6, 2017
$130 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork reviewed Jul 3, 2017
$170
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Helinox Causeway Groove Lock reviewed Jun 28, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork reviewed Jun 21, 2017
$160
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles reviewed Feb 2, 2017
$50 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail Back reviewed Jan 18, 2017
$80
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
STABIL Stride reviewed Oct 27, 2016
$48 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Trail reviewed Oct 21, 2016
$75 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Instructor Lite SL2 reviewed Aug 7, 2016
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Cristallo reviewed Jul 9, 2016
$94 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy reviewed Jun 24, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leki Corklite reviewed Jun 6, 2016
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon reviewed Mar 16, 2016
$110
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z reviewed Mar 16, 2016
$120 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon Max reviewed Feb 21, 2016
$200
Tubbs 3-Part Snowshoe Poles reviewed Feb 17, 2016
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Poles reviewed Feb 12, 2016
$30 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork reviewed Dec 18, 2015
$90 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Tour Stick Vario reviewed Nov 10, 2015
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Distance Z reviewed Nov 5, 2015
$75 - $309
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ reviewed Aug 26, 2015
$112 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Komperdell Carbon Ascent Trekking Poles reviewed Jul 11, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Spire reviewed Feb 12, 2015
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Tour Stick Trigger S reviewed Jan 29, 2015
$160
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel 3.16 Poles reviewed Oct 24, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Syncline reviewed Oct 1, 2014
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Ultra Distance reviewed Aug 24, 2014
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Makalu Ultralite reviewed Jun 17, 2014
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 reviewed Apr 10, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Easton ATR-70 reviewed Mar 12, 2014
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Easton ATR-60 reviewed Jan 17, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
American Trekking Pole Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles reviewed Dec 29, 2013
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
REI Summit reviewed Dec 12, 2013
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Wild Rambler reviewed Nov 22, 2013
$37 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Fizan Compact Ultralite reviewed Aug 25, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer Hiking Pole reviewed Jul 7, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Distance FL reviewed May 5, 2014
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
PaceMaker Expedition reviewed Apr 18, 2013
$60 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Makalu Tour reviewed Dec 7, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR Surelock UL-3 reviewed Oct 7, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Khumbu Aergon SpeedLock reviewed May 3, 2012
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock reviewed Nov 1, 2011
$140
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Stick reviewed Jun 15, 2011
$149 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Leki Thermolite Aergon reviewed Jun 3, 2011
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Trail reviewed Jan 22, 2011
$60 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Leki Super Makalu COR-TEC PA reviewed Oct 17, 2010
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic reviewed Sep 9, 2010
$120 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Southern Cross Hiking Poles reviewed Jul 27, 2010
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MSR OverLand Carbon reviewed Jul 11, 2010
$140 MSRP
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