Rigid Trekking Poles


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Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

Black Diamond Distance Z

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight foldable trekking poles great for casual hikes, but can go the distance. Highly recommended. I purchased these Black Diamond Distance Z trekking poles for a specific purpose. I often travel to backpack and I wanted some poles that were compact enough to fit inside my backpack or bag. That meant that they had to fold to less than 20 inches. These poles fit the bill. The fit of these poles is determined when you buy them. The poles are non-adjustable so you should buy poles that will fit… Full review

Leki Cristallo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Solid adjustable trekking poles with excellent hand grips for challenging day hikes or demanding thru-hikes. Highly recommended. I highly recommend Leki trekking poles and the Cristallo model. The hand grip is super comfortable and tactile. I seldom grip the handle straight on. Rather I move my hands on top, under, and sometimes just use my index finger on the nose. The poles have clip adjustments, which are easy to use. The poles have the ability to tighten the clips with a screwdriver or coin,… Full review

Gossamer Gear LT5 Three Piece Carbon Trekking Poles

rated 5 of 5 stars Light and comfortable! This is an initial review with only one day, so if durability becomes problematic, I will update the review. I typically hate poles.  They have been an annoyance more than a help. Unfortunately, my knees disagree with that statement. I tried BD's Distance Carbon FLZ and disliked the grip, the fixed basket, and the tent pole folding mechanism. The BD Alpine Carbon Cork felt nice, but goes against my fear of heavy poles getting in the way of a nice hike.   The Gossamer LT5's… Full review

Montem Ultra Strong Trekking Poles

rated 3.5 of 5 stars These Montem poles have shown that they may function well as a good, dependable choice of trekking poles for the economy-minded adventurer. The features on the poles make them easy to use in a variety of conditions. They may not be the lightest poles available, but their affordable price and durability make them suitable for most recreational hikers and walkers. When I was offered the chance to review these trekking poles, I readily agreed, looking forward to giving a good tough test to these economy… Full review

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4

rated 5 of 5 stars Feather light adjustable trekking poles with a comfortable cork-like grip. I never knew I needed ultralight trekking poles until I had the Gossamer Gear LT4S trekking poles. Not only are they feather light, but they have a substantial cork-like grip that is exceedingly comfortable.   Once you start weighing gear, it’s hard to go back. I’ve been trying to lighten my load, but I’m mostly focused on what goes on my back. I never really thought about my trekking poles. Once I got the Gossamer… Full review

Komperdell Contour Titanal Power Lock

rated 3.5 of 5 stars These poles balance nicely between weight and strength, being sturdy without being too sturdy. Three-piece poles with flick locks lets them shrink for carry and make for fast adjustment on trail. Very functional in rugged terrain and as shelter support. Komperdell has been making a product with this name for quite a few years and made changes and improvements along the way. These poles didn't impress me when I first held them in my hands, but have survived for almost nine months of use. They are… Full review

Black Diamond Distance Z

rated 4 of 5 stars Collapsible, sturdy trekking poles. Have owned for about four years. Have always opted to backpack with poles, mainly because I like the support.  Also double as setup for my tent if I don't have the option to sink pins. I like the way they fold up for pack-ability. Seem fairly lightweight, though I haven't used any others for comparison. Hand grips are comfortable, no issues after a long day. The length is slightly adjustable depending on your height. The locking features are also strong, yet… Full review

Komperdell Wild Rambler

rated 4 of 5 stars In a world where trekking poles are either crap and inexpensive or quality and ridiculously overpriced, Komperdell delivers a solid, reliable trekking pole that does the job well. While the Wild Ramblers are not my favorite poles, there is a LOT to be said in favor of them, especially for a hiker on a budget. I purchased my Wild Rambler poles more than two years ago specifically for my climb of Mt. Rainier (September 2015). The Black Diamond set I was using at the time did not have an option for… Full review

Fizan Compact 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Fizan Compact 3 trekking poles are extremely light, comparable to and even lighter than many carbon fiber poles, but these poles are high-strength lightweight aluminum. So you don't risk breaking them like carbon can, and they are very affordable. They are very strong and sturdy. This is a review of the Fizan Compact 3 trekking poles. I am not connected to Fizan in any way. These are some of the lightest trekking poles on the market, tipping my scale at 6.0 oz per pole including wrist straps. Full review

Top-Rated Rigid Trekking Poles

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
$120 - $125
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
$150 - $170
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Distance Z
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Trail
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leki Corklite
$105 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Komperdell Wild Rambler
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Leki Cristallo
$78 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon
$131 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z
$112 - $170
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork
$140 - $160
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail Back
$70 - $80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon Max
$150 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Tour Stick Vario
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ
$90 - $160
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Poles
$30 - $44
Tubbs 3-Part Snowshoe Poles
$39 - $49
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
REI Flash Carbon Trekking Poles
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 2
REI Passage Trekking Poles
$70 - $74
Komperdell C3 Carbon
$120 - $139
Big Agnes Passport Twist Lock
CAMP Sky Carbon
L.L.Bean 4-Season PowerLock 3.0 XL Hiking Poles
Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Vario 4 Compact
$132 - $199
Atlas Lock Jaw 3
L.L.Bean Winter Walker Pole
$35 - $44
Black Diamond Trail Sport 2
REI Traverse Power Lock Cork
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z
$104 - $189
Atlas LockJaw 2 Adjustable Poles
Komperdell Explorer Contour Power Lock
$66 - $104
L.L.Bean Hikelite Hiking Pole
Leki Carbonlite
Kelty Range 1.0
L.L.Bean Four-Season PowerLock 3 XL Carbon
Leki Jannu
$84 - $119
Leki Carbon Ti
$99 - $179
L.L.Bean Ridgehiker PowerLock II Hiking Poles
Black Diamond Distance FLZ
$91 - $179
CAMP Sonic Alu
Leki Cressida Aergon SpeedLock
Komperdell Ridgehiker Cork Power Lock
$55 - $111
Black Diamond Trail Sport 3
Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ
Komperdell T3 - Ascent TI
L.L.Bean Ridgehiker PowerLock II Hiking Pole, Compact
Helinox Passport TL
Komperdell Carbon Expedition Tour 4
$90 - $180
Helinox Ridgeline
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