Rigid Trekking Poles

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$200 and above

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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Grivel 3.16 Poles
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel
3.16 Poles
reviewed Oct 24, 2014
Black Diamond Syncline
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond
Syncline
reviewed Oct 1, 2014
$52 - $79
Black Diamond Ultra Distance
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond
Ultra Distance
reviewed Aug 24, 2014
$109 - $159
Leki Makalu Ultralite
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki
Makalu Ultralite
reviewed Jun 17, 2014
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Black Diamond Distance
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond
Distance
reviewed May 23, 2014
$69 - $99
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Gossamer Gear
Lightrek 4
reviewed Apr 10, 2014
Komperdell Carbon Ascent Trekking Poles
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell
Carbon Ascent Trekking Poles
reviewed Apr 3, 2014
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond
Alpine Carbon Cork
reviewed Mar 27, 2014
$115 - $159
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond
Trail Ergo Cork
reviewed Mar 20, 2014
$102 - $119
Black Diamond Trail
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond
Trail
reviewed Mar 13, 2014
$72 - $99
Easton ATR-70
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Easton
ATR-70
reviewed Mar 12, 2014
$50
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Easton
ATR-60
reviewed Jan 17, 2014
American Trekking Pole Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
American Trekking Pole
Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles
reviewed Dec 29, 2013
REI Summit
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
REI
Summit
reviewed Dec 12, 2013
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Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond
Ultra Mountain Carbon
reviewed Dec 2, 2013
$170
Komperdell Wild Rambler
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell
Wild Rambler
reviewed Nov 22, 2013
$55
Fizan Compact Ultralite
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Fizan
Compact Ultralite
reviewed Aug 25, 2013
Eddie Bauer Hiking Pole
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer
Hiking Pole
reviewed Jul 7, 2013
Black Diamond Distance FL
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond
Distance FL
reviewed May 5, 2014
$89 - $129
PaceMaker Expedition
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)

PaceMaker Expedition
reviewed Apr 18, 2013
$60 MSRP
Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell
Carbon Ultralite Compact
reviewed Feb 20, 2013
$240
Leki Corklite
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki
Corklite
reviewed Feb 19, 2013
$127 - $159
REI Traverse PowerLock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI
Traverse PowerLock
reviewed Jan 18, 2013
$90
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki
Makalu Tour
reviewed Dec 7, 2012
MSR Surelock UL-3
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR
Surelock UL-3
reviewed Oct 7, 2012
Leki Khumbu Aergon SpeedLock
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki
Khumbu Aergon SpeedLock
reviewed May 3, 2012
$100
Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki
Corklite Aergon Speedlock
reviewed Nov 1, 2011
$119 - $139
Leki Micro Stick
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki
Micro Stick
reviewed Jun 15, 2011
$90 - $169
Leki Thermolite Aergon
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Leki
Thermolite Aergon
reviewed Jun 3, 2011
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Leki Trail
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki
Trail
reviewed Jan 22, 2011
$76 - $99
Leki Super Makalu COR-TEC PA
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Leki
Super Makalu COR-TEC PA
reviewed Oct 17, 2010
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Black Diamond Contour Elliptic
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Contour Elliptic
reviewed Sep 9, 2010
$106 - $129
Komperdell Southern Cross Hiking Poles
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Komperdell
Southern Cross Hiking Poles
reviewed Jul 27, 2010
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MSR OverLand Carbon
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MSR
OverLand Carbon
reviewed Jul 11, 2010
$140 MSRP
Black Diamond Trail Back
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond
Trail Back
reviewed Jul 2, 2010
$70 - $79
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 3
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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Life-Link AT Superlight
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Life-Link
AT Superlight
reviewed Aug 8, 2009
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
LekiSport
Orion
reviewed Apr 16, 2009
Black Diamond Alpine CF
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond
Alpine CF
reviewed Aug 18, 2008
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Masters Kompressor 145
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Masters
Kompressor 145
reviewed Aug 10, 2008
Leki UltraLite Ti Luau
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Leki
UltraLite Ti Luau
reviewed Jun 10, 2008
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Komperdell Contour Titanal Power Lock
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Komperdell
Contour Titanal Power Lock
reviewed May 16, 2008
$100
REI Peak UL Carbon
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
REI
Peak UL Carbon
reviewed May 3, 2008
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Masters
Kompressor Top
reviewed Apr 23, 2008
Leki Tour
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Leki
Tour
reviewed Apr 12, 2008
discontinued
Leki Ultralite Ti COR-TEC
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki
Ultralite Ti COR-TEC
reviewed Dec 1, 2007
discontinued
REI Peak UL Carbon Compact
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI
Peak UL Carbon Compact
reviewed Oct 31, 2007
discontinued
Black Diamond Enduro CF
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond
Enduro CF
reviewed Oct 16, 2007
discontinued
Black Diamond Spire
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond
Spire
reviewed Sep 30, 2007
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