Trekking Poles

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Recent Trekking Pole Reviews

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

Komperdell Shockmaster

rated 5 of 5 stars Very nice poles for beginners...well within the price range for good equipment. Bought these as my first pair of poles and have found them to be quite good and a non-expensive way to break into the use of trekking poles. Full review

Black Diamond Trail Back

rated 3.5 of 5 stars These hiking poles are a great bargain for any hiker on a budget. I ended up getting these for $55 and I'm very happy with my purchase. These poles are perfect for the price that comes along. I like the grips even though they can slip a bit when they are wet or your hands are sweaty. They fold down to a very manageable size that fits in my day pack no problem. I would recommend these poles for any hiker that is on a budget. It's amazing how much poles help on both the ascent and descent. I loved… Full review

Leki Corklite

rated 5 of 5 stars Great handle design and straps — makes all the difference in how poles help hikers. Just add rubber tips and you are ready for any mountain and desert terrain. Summary The best handles I have used, great for uphill, downhill and ease of use on any other terrain. Adjustability for handle straps and pole length is easy and quick. No slippage on locking mechanism. I suggest getting the rubber tips to cover the carbide, makes for improved grip on rock. My Experience with Poles I have used a few… Full review

Mckinley Ascent

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight and strong. These poles were definitely not the most expensive but are plenty strong enough, very quickly adjusted, and one of the lightest sets of poles I could find at 230 grams. Grips are comfortable, straps are adjustable but do seem to slip a bit. This isn't a big deal. I may not have them locked in well enough. Would like more colour selection. Mine are a copper colour, which is very nice but there were no choices that I could find.   Full review

Black Diamond Unisex Trail Pro Shock

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Four years old and still going strong. I have had a pair of these poles for four years now and as I get farther away from 50 I use them more and more. They break down to the length of my pack. The shock system looks look it will never wear out unlike the old Leki system. They lock up tight and you just need to tighten a small screw if not, unlike the old twist system on the old Leki. I have also had to 2-hand these poles when sliding down an avi slope still filled with snow. The straps are wide… Full review

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

Top-Rated Trekking Poles

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Cristallo reviewed Jul 9, 2016
$60 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy reviewed Jun 24, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Shockmaster reviewed Jun 23, 2016
$70756 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Trail Back reviewed Jun 23, 2016
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leki Corklite reviewed Jun 6, 2016
$140
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mckinley Ascent reviewed Jun 1, 2016
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
$67 - $109
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z reviewed Mar 16, 2016
$160
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
REI Traverse Shocklight reviewed Mar 11, 2016
$90
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Products Trekking Pole Set reviewed Feb 25, 2016
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
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Poles reviewed Feb 12, 2016
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork reviewed Dec 18, 2015
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro reviewed Dec 13, 2015
$60 - $74
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
$120 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Distance Z reviewed Nov 5, 2015
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
StickPic Cell Phone Adapter reviewed Sep 30, 2015
$8 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ reviewed Aug 26, 2015
$105 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountainsmith Trekker FX MonoPod reviewed Aug 20, 2015
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilcor Trekking Poles reviewed Jul 27, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
StickPic reviewed Jul 15, 2015
$14 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Komperdell Carbon Ascent Trekking Poles reviewed Jul 11, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain FL reviewed Jul 9, 2015
$110
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: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Titanium reviewed Oct 15, 2014
$110 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Syncline reviewed Oct 1, 2014
$70 MSRP
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
$110 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountainsmith Pyrite 7075 reviewed Aug 7, 2014
$55
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
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Hiker Shocklight Staff reviewed May 16, 2014
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Leki Trail Antishock reviewed Apr 29, 2014
$120 MSRP
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: 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)
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
$60
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
$110 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Cressida Aergon Antishock SpeedLock reviewed Sep 24, 2013
$140 - $159
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