Rigid Trekking Poles

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Leki
Pacerpole
Komperdell
Grivel
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Easton
American Trekking Pole
REI
Fizan

Genders

Unisex
Men's
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Price

less than $50
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

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

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars Saved my knees... saved my life. Won't leave home without them. I have been a fan of hiking poles for a long time. Because I have horrible arch support, my sense of balance is pretty poor, and having those extra supports make a real difference. A few years ago, as I got ready for my thru-hike of the High Sierra Trail, I decided to upgrade from my old banged up Leki poles, and sprung for these. I chose the cork grips just for personal preference. I find them more comfortable on a long day than rubber. Full review

Leki Micro Tour Stick Vario

rated 4 of 5 stars The Leki Micro Tour Stick is a very light and durable collapsible trekking pole, equipped with well padded wrist straps, simple extension, and very secure lever-lock adjustment. These trekking poles are ideal for hikers and backpackers who value a small packed size and low weight in a convenient and reliable product. While lighter poles are available, they lack many of the comfort, strength, and convenience features of the Leki Micro Tour Stick Vario. Included items: poles, pole baskets, pamphlet,… Full review

Black Diamond Distance Z

rated 4 of 5 stars A simple, lightweight set of folding aluminum trekking poles great for dayhiking, backpacking, and trail running. Highly recommended! I've been a fan of trekking poles since I started backpacking solo as a teenager. The stability and joint protection they offer are always worth the weight. After years with the same pair of LEKI's, I decided to give Black Diamond a try in preparation for a trip to Mount Whitney. Their 2015 Distance Z's seemed to offer everything I wanted: Lightweight Simple design… Full review

Black Diamond Alpine FLZ

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent poles. I use them for day hikes and they work very well. They are fairly light, built well, and fold down much smaller than telescoping poles. And they have adjustability in their length. For beginning and intermediate hikers they are great. I cannot speak for advanced hikers, because I am not one. I like these poles a lot. I'm an intermediate day hiker, going about 8 miles a hike. These poles have made the uphills much easier, and give me more stability on the downhills. They are light… Full review

Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a strong, light, invaluable walking aid. It takes the weight off your knees, supports you uphill and downhill, and the contoured forward sloping grips make using them perfectly natural. Brilliant for trekkers of all ages and after sales service second to none. I walk the Camino trails in Spain and will not leave home without them! I have used this product for a number of years on the Camino Frances (800kms), the Portoguese route from Porto to Santiago, and from Malaga to Merida. This September… Full review

Komperdell Carbon Ascent Trekking Poles

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been really impressed with my new trekking poles. They fold down to fit into my rucksac out flight bag and are so light I barely notice I'm carrying them. The  locking mechanism is very quick and easy and would be manageable with gloves on, a bonus in cold weather. The straps and grips are comfortable to use and the tip gross well, leaving me feeling secure on rough ground. My only regret is the fact that, although I'm not a particularly short female at around 5' 4", the minimum length is… Full review

Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent trekking poles that have helped reduce stress on knees and wrists, encouraged proper posture, better breathing and efficient movement. Pacerpoles have become a key component in my everyday hiking gear. I highly recommend these poles for hikers and backpackers. I have been using Pacerpoles almost daily since I purchased them 4 months ago, hiking with and without a backpack and on a variety of terrain. Most hikes are between 3-10 miles long over a combination of packed dirt, rocks and at… Full review

Black Diamond Spire

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Literally saved my life, but that's not why they're getting 4.5 stars. *Not the lightest can actually be a "Pro" as well as a "Con," as those extra few ounces translate directly into lateral strength...read on. In my opinion, it's a shame that Black Diamond is no longer producing the Spire. If you're looking for a pole to have in your hand so you look like the rest of the "well dressed sheep" on the trails, this one might not be for you...you're looking for the thinnest, lightest pole you can find. Full review

Top-Rated Rigid Trekking Poles

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork reviewed Dec 18, 2015
$120
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork reviewed Nov 12, 2015
$160 - $169
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Tour Stick Vario reviewed Nov 10, 2015
$160 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Distance Z reviewed Nov 5, 2015
$60 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ reviewed Aug 26, 2015
$140
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
$63 - $79
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: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 reviewed Apr 10, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail reviewed Mar 13, 2014
$100
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
$160 - $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 (2)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon reviewed Dec 2, 2013
$102 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Wild Rambler reviewed Nov 22, 2013
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
$78 - $129
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
$250
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Corklite reviewed Feb 19, 2013
$140 - $159
 
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: 4 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Trail Back reviewed Jul 2, 2010
$80
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
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Leki UltraLite Ti Luau reviewed Jun 10, 2008
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user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Komperdell Contour Titanal Power Lock reviewed May 16, 2008
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
REI Peak UL Carbon reviewed May 3, 2008
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Masters Kompressor Top reviewed Apr 23, 2008
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