MSR OverLand Carbon
Historic Range: $74.95-$139.95
Reviewers Paid: $100.00-$150.00
I love these poles. I take them with me every time I head to the trails. I was skeptical that trekking polls would make that much difference in my hiking experience, but they add stability and I think they help my endurance too.
These poles are easy to use and adjust. The twist lock design is easy to use and they've never slipped on me.
The carbon-fiber material makes them super light weight.
Price Paid: $100
These were my first pair of poles, and I realized how good they were only later when I bought a pair of Komperdells. These poles never collapse. The primary downfall of these poles is that the locking mechanism can rust, which can make it near impossible to get the poles to lock as they get older. I'm sure this problem can be overcome with better pole care.
Price Paid: $150