Rigid Trekking Poles

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Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

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.  The pole straps, aside from being fast adjustable, have… 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

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

Leki Instructor Lite SL2

rated 4 of 5 stars Leki Instructor Lite walking poles combine stability with a low swing weight. Unique removable grip straps. Length adjustment via cam locks. Nordic walking, as it is called in Europe, or hiking with poles, as we Americans know it, is an offshoot of dry land training for Nordic skiing. The Leki Instructor Lite walking pole has been designed specifically for walking or hiking.  Constructing the upper shaft of aluminum and the lower shaft of carbon fiber has allowed Leki to produce a strong pole with… Full review

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

Top-Rated Rigid Trekking Poles

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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork reviewed Jun 21, 2017
$120 - $159
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 - $119
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
$84 - $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
$105 - $139
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
$34 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork reviewed Dec 18, 2015
$90 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork reviewed Nov 12, 2015
$136 - $169
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 - $232
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ reviewed Aug 26, 2015
$105 - $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
$42 - $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: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact reviewed Feb 20, 2013
$240 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
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 3 reviewed May 20, 2010
$130 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Mountain Explorer Cork reviewed Mar 7, 2010
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