Rigid Trekking Poles

Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars These things have saved my life. I don't think that I would enjoy this hobby near as much without them. One of the most important things I have in my gear! I used to think poles were just ridiculous. Why use them to walk around with. I was totally wrong. I had a terrible motorcycle accident in 2015 and my right leg now suffers from it. I would not be able to hike without these poles. They fit very comfortably into my hands. I do have average to small size hands for a guy. The poles adjust very well… Full review

Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy

rated 5 of 5 stars The handles make all the difference—walking with these is unlike any other poles. Great for all seasons. Also awesome for people with leg injuries for daily use if you don't quite need crutches or a walker but something for stability (of course, ask your doctor if this is right for you etc). I have tried other poles before and been skeptical. Many are uncomfortable, weird to get used to placing, and while they provided balance on lose material they didn't seem that helpful the rest of the time. Full review

Masters Kompressor 145

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had this since about 1990 and I am now 73 and use them weekly—I love these poles I bought some new ones and gave them to my husband who has not used any poles yet. They are fine, but not as heavy as the original ones. They have been at my side for all walks/treks for almost 30 years. I depend on them. I want to find a new basket and tip for one pole... Full review

Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable, durable, and not too heavy. I bought these trekking poles because my knees are getting bad the older I get, and I wish I would have gotten a set sooner. These particular poles have been very useful and I enjoy having them on the trail. I have put over 100 miles on them in the few months I have had them and they are holding up well. I have even taken a pretty good fall during a 17-mile trail run and fell right on one of the poles as I hit the ground in the rocks.  I figured I would… Full review

Fizan Compact 3

rated 4 of 5 stars Extremely lightweight with a remarkable ability to withstand sheer forces. I didn't expect to like these as much as I do, especially for the money. I'm constantly amazed at how much downward and side pressure they can withstand. I generally treat my gear pretty gingerly, but there are times that I've thrown a lot at these poles and they show no signs of any detriment. For the money, these are hard to beat. Should they fail at some point, they are cheap enough to buy again. Full review

Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ

rated 3 of 5 stars Great design; lousy black greasy powder. I bought these poles for a long walk across Spain where I needed to break down the poles every night when coming into the hostel. I have since used them on a second such trek, for a total of around 700 miles. I agree with everything about great design (fits easily in carry-on luggage), etc. The problem is that when you break them down, inevitably you pull just a little too hard, and the plastic plug pulls out of the tube. No problem, you just push it back… Full review

Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ Trekking Poles are a well thought out design that is very easy to assemble and adjust, but it also is just as easy to break back down into a very compact package to stow away. As purchased, the Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ Trekking Poles come with all the accessories needed for the poles to be used all four seasons and in environments that call for an aggressive carbide tip or protective rubber tip. The Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ Trekking Poles are a good… Full review

Komperdell Kids' Peak Hunter

rated 5 of 5 stars All the features and build of adult size. Bought these for my 7-year-old grandson to have gear just like Grandpa's. Features: XS Compact grip System strap Aluminum 7075-T6, 2-sections, Ø 16/14 mm Powerlock 2.0 mechanism Vario Trekking basket Steel tip Weight: 214 grams Extended usable length 120cm/ 76cm collapsed Replaceable steel tips and removable baskets I torture tested them the same way I did with my Komperdell Highlander Cork trekking poles. I locked them out at full length (120cm) and… Full review

Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

rated 4 of 5 stars There are many brands and styles of trekking poles available out there, and picking out the best ones can be confusing, but my choice was an easy one, as I received these Black Diamond Ergo Cork Trail hiking poles as a gift. I am more than pleased with their performance and would recommend them. The cork handles are easy to grip, comfortable, to hold and the cork helps wick away moisture. One of the best features are the 'click-lock' levers that securely lock the poles in place at the desired length,… Full review

Mountainsmith Rambler
$15 - $16
Kelty Snapshot
$18 - $24
Mountainsmith Globetrotter
$20 - $37
Mountainsmith Dolomite 7075 OLS
$22 - $29
Kelty Upslope 2.0
$25 - $39
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Poles
$27 - $37
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Peak Hunter
$29 - $60
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 2
$29 - $44
Tubbs 3-Part Snowshoe Poles
$36 - $41
REI Passage Trekking Poles
$37 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Komperdell Wild Rambler
$38 - $59
Atlas Lockjaw 2 Snowshoe Poles
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 3
Mountainsmith Halite 7075
$40 - $79
Komperdell Contour Titanal II
MSR DynaLock Trail Backcountry Poles
$45 - $59
Black Diamond First Strike
Kelty Scree
$47 - $69
Kelty Cairn
$47 - $69
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
$48 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles
$50 MSRP
Black Diamond Trail Sport 2
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
PaceMaker Expedition
$60 MSRP
Leki Voyager
Ascend Escalante Compact
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Trail
$60 - $99
Kelty Origam
$60 - $89
CAMP Sonic Alu
Kelty Cirque
$67 - $99
REI Traverse
$70 MSRP
Komperdell Highlander Cork
Black Diamond Trail Sport 3
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Syncline
$70 MSRP
Leki Jannu
$70 - $106
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail Back
$71 - $79
Leki Carbonlite
Atlas Lockjaw 3 Snowshoe Poles
MSR DynaLock Explore Backcountry Poles
$75 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Leki Cristallo
$75 - $139
Leki Journey Lite
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Montem Ultra Strong Trekking Poles
$80 MSRP
Komperdell Ridgehiker Cork Power Lock
$80 - $110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock
Leki Cressida Aergon SpeedLock
$85 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Traverse PowerLock
$90 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
$94 - $129
Komperdell Explorer Contour Power Lock
$98 - $120
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Distance Z
REI Traverse Power Lock Cork
Leki Legacy Lite COR-TEC
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