Rigid Trekking Poles

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Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

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

Tubbs 3-Part Snowshoe Poles

rated 5 of 5 stars I find the use of poles essential to my snowshoeing outings, providing added stability and security on uneven or tricky terrain. These poles are durable, solid, strong,and easily adjustable. I may need to vary the length, depending upon the conditions I encounter, and these hold their adjusted length very well. Both my husband and I received these poles as part of the Tubbs Ambassador program, but that is not the reason I certainly would recommend them to others. They are a good, solid, reasonably… Full review

Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Poles

rated 4 of 5 stars The Tubbs 2-Part Adjustable Snowshoe Poles are lightweight, sturdy accessories for snowshoeing, helping with balance and increasing the aerobic workout. They're valuable for probing uncertain terrain as well. I received the Tubbs 2-Part Adjustable Snowshoe Poles as a free gift with my purchase of Louis Garneau Blizzard II snowshoes from Campsaver. I have to admit that I wasn't expecting much after a few experiences with poles from other snowshoe manufacturers, but I was pleasantly surprised by these. … Full review

Leki Corklite

rated 4 of 5 stars The Leki Corklite trekking poles are light, strong, and especially well suited for wet weather trekking as the grips don't absorb water and the wrist straps dry quickly. The cork grips are actually a composite (80% ground cork) so don't expect a traditional cork feel. I have medium sized hands and thought these grips were a bit on the small side so be sure to put your hands on these before you buy them. Specs:  Weight: 17.6 oz per pair Length: 67-135 cm Video Summary Review (best in full screen),… Full review

Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Really, really like 'em! Never used trekking poles before I planned my first backpacking trip with some friends. These guys are "pros" and my go-to resource for questions and learning about backpacking/outdoors, etc. Been on countless camping trips with my sons through Cub and Boy Scouts, but hadn't ventured into the backpacking realm until recently.   Did a training run with full pack, gear, etc.  but with no trekking poles. One of my buddies lent me his trekking poles and immediately I was hooked. Full review

Top-Rated Rigid Trekking Poles

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles reviewed Apr 25, 2016
$50 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon reviewed Mar 16, 2016
$110 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z reviewed Mar 16, 2016
$120 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Trail Back reviewed Feb 24, 2016
$60 - $79
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon Max reviewed Feb 21, 2016
$200
available Spring 2016
Tubbs 3-Part Snowshoe Poles reviewed Feb 17, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Poles reviewed Feb 12, 2016
$36
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Leki Corklite reviewed Feb 8, 2016
$140
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
$127 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Tour Stick Vario reviewed Nov 10, 2015
$150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Distance Z reviewed Nov 5, 2015
$70 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ reviewed Aug 26, 2015
$105 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy reviewed Jul 30, 2015
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
$64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Ultra Distance reviewed Aug 24, 2014
$110 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Makalu Ultralite reviewed Jun 17, 2014
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user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Distance FL reviewed May 5, 2014
$90
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)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon reviewed Jan 11, 2014
$150 - $199
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
$60
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: 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
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Stick reviewed Jun 15, 2011
$100
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
$100 MSRP
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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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Life-Link AT Superlight reviewed Aug 8, 2009
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
LekiSport Orion reviewed Apr 16, 2009
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Alpine CF reviewed Aug 18, 2008
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Masters Kompressor 145 reviewed Aug 10, 2008
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