Trekking Poles

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Recent 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

Leki Micro Vario Titanium

rated 5 of 5 stars Strong and compact. SOBO on the AT right now, just waiting for a gear exchange to get going again. In the meantime, I'd like to share input with folks as to the gear and how it's holding up. I started in ME and am now in PA and I must say, these poles are great. I won't go into the benefits of hiking with poles, as you probably already know since you're reading this. I have hiked many miles alongside many other trekking poles and I must say, these poles are far superior, even to the other Lekis. 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

Swiss Gear Hiking Pole

rated 5 of 5 stars Durability-to-price ratio is excellent. Comfortable grips with a nice overall feel. I picked up a pair of these @ Dicks about 6 years ago because at the price of $25 I felt they were at least worth a try. I've used them ever since and couldn't be happier. The locks continue to hold fine and the shock absorption qualities remain as good as when I purchased them. They have been used on extremely rocky terrain in the Adirondacks of NY, Vermont's Long Trail, NH'S White Mountains, and the Bigelow Range… 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

Komperdell Men's C3 Airshock

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I like them. Low shock, strong, light, fully disassemble to pack nicely. I liked mine enough to get two pairs just in case they were discontinued. The problem with locking is very easy to fix. Pull the plastic collar toward the pole tip to expose the joint.  Pull the lower section out and wipe away any dust and grit with a clean damp cloth. Insert the expanding bolt/joint 80% back into the larger section and twist-tighten the expansion bolt until it is almost too tight inside the larger section… Full review

Mountainsmith Pyrite 7075

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Vast improvements over last year's model. Cork grips, better carbide tips, and ability to lock out the shock absorber have been added. I felt compelled to write this review because I own the last year's model and bought a pair of this year's model of the Pyrite 7075 for a through hike of the John Muir Trail. Last year's model had rubber grips and a high wear rate on the carbide tips during moderate hiking in Alabama. Also, the shock absorber was full-time and could not be turned off. The locks always… Full review

Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Shock

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Most comfortable, lightweight trekking poles I have ever used. No slippage whatsoever with their awesome locking mechanism. The hand straps are adjustable and wider, much more comfortable then others I have owned. The grips are very comfortable, which is what makes them great as I have some issues with my hands aching after a long hike. So far none with these. Once you adjust the pole length the locking mechanism holds tight with no slipping or readjusting necessary. The shocks work great and… Full review

Top-Rated Trekking Poles

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user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel 3.16 Poles reviewed Oct 24, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Titanium reviewed Oct 15, 2014
$136 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Syncline reviewed Oct 1, 2014
$59 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Swiss Gear Hiking Pole reviewed Sep 13, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Ultra Distance reviewed Aug 24, 2014
$105 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountainsmith Pyrite 7075 reviewed Aug 7, 2014
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Shock reviewed Jun 26, 2014
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Makalu Ultralite reviewed Jun 17, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Distance reviewed May 23, 2014
$69 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Hiker Shocklight Staff reviewed May 16, 2014
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Trekker FX MonoPod reviewed May 10, 2014
$30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Leki Trail Antishock reviewed Apr 29, 2014
$79 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Traveller Carbon reviewed Apr 19, 2014
$200 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 reviewed Apr 10, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Carbon Ascent Trekking Poles reviewed Apr 3, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork reviewed Mar 27, 2014
$115 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork reviewed Mar 20, 2014
$79 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail reviewed Mar 13, 2014
$72 - $99
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
$170 - $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
$119 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Yukon Charlie's Carbon Lite Trekker reviewed Nov 25, 2013
$70 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Wild Rambler reviewed Nov 22, 2013
$55
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
REI Hiker Shock Light Staff reviewed Oct 24, 2013
$60 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Leki Super Makalu COR-TEC PA AS reviewed Oct 3, 2013
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user rating: 5 of 5 (9)
Black Diamond Trail Shock reviewed May 19, 2014
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Cressida Aergon Antishock SpeedLock reviewed Sep 24, 2013
$110 - $179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Corklite AERGON SpeedLock Anti-Shock reviewed Sep 24, 2013
$120 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Leki Aergon Photo Adapter reviewed Sep 24, 2013
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Fizan Compact Ultralite reviewed Aug 25, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leki Thermolite Aergon XL Antishock reviewed Aug 11, 2013
$180
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI City and Trail Walker Shocklight reviewed Jul 13, 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
$89 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Tracks Sherlite Staff reviewed May 29, 2013
$70
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Soul Poles original soul :: trek reviewed May 14, 2013
$125
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Leki Summit AS AERGON reviewed May 5, 2013
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
PaceMaker Expedition reviewed Apr 18, 2013
$60 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (5)
Mountainsmith Rhyolite 6061 reviewed Apr 4, 2013
$25 - $39
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Makalu Titanium Antishock reviewed Mar 28, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact reviewed Feb 20, 2013
$216
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Corklite reviewed Feb 19, 2013
$126 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Traverse PowerLock reviewed Jan 18, 2013
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
EMS Mountaineer Poles reviewed Jan 8, 2013
discontinued
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Trekking Pole Tip Protector reviewed Dec 16, 2012
$3 - $4
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Makalu Tour reviewed Dec 7, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Tracks Sherlock Staff reviewed Nov 19, 2012
$70
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