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

Leki Micro Trail Pro added Jun 5, 2019
$110 - $199
Kelty Cirque added Apr 24, 2019
$67 - $99
Kelty Scree added Apr 24, 2019
$47 - $69
Kelty Cairn added Apr 24, 2019
$47 - $69
Kelty Origam added Apr 24, 2019
$60 - $89
Kelty Snapshot added Apr 24, 2019
$18 - $24
Leki Journey Lite added Mar 29, 2019
$80
Leki Legacy Lite COR-TEC added Mar 29, 2019
$100
Leki Micro Vario COR-TEC TA added Mar 29, 2019
$140
Leki Makalu Lite COR-TEC added Mar 29, 2019
$120
Ascend Escalante Compact added Feb 26, 2019
$60
Mountainsmith Globetrotter added Jan 17, 2019
$20 - $37
Mountainsmith Halite 7075 added Jan 17, 2019
$40 - $79
Mountainsmith Dolomite 7075 OLS added Jan 17, 2019
$22 - $29
Black Diamond Distance Carbon AR added Jan 16, 2019
$190
MSR DynaLock Explore Backcountry Poles added Oct 5, 2018
$75 - $99
MSR DynaLock Trail Backcountry Poles added Oct 5, 2018
$45 - $59
Komperdell Contour Titanal II added Aug 8, 2018
$40
Ultimate Direction FK Trekking Poles added Jul 14, 2018
$120 - $149
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ added Apr 11, 2018
$150 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gossamer Gear LT5 Three Piece Carbon Trekking Poles added Mar 15, 2018
$195 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Montem Ultra Strong Trekking Poles added Feb 20, 2018
$80 MSRP
REI Passage Trekking Poles added Nov 2, 2017
$37 - $69
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Fizan Compact 3 added Sep 25, 2017
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
REI Flash Carbon Trekking Poles added Jul 7, 2017
$139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Foxelli Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles added Jul 6, 2017
$130 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
STABIL Stride added Oct 27, 2016
$48 MSRP
CAMP Sonic Alu added Oct 16, 2016
$65
CAMP Sky Carbon added Oct 16, 2016
L.L.Bean Four-Season PowerLock 3 XL Carbon added Aug 15, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Instructor Lite SL2 added Aug 7, 2016
$150 MSRP
L.L.Bean 4-Season PowerLock 3.0 XL Hiking Poles added Jul 18, 2016
L.L.Bean Hikelite Hiking Pole added Jul 18, 2016
L.L.Bean Ridgehiker PowerLock II Hiking Poles added Jul 18, 2016
L.L.Bean Ridgehiker PowerLock II Hiking Pole, Compact added Jul 18, 2016
Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Vario 4 Compact added Jun 6, 2016
$105 - $186
Komperdell Carbon Expedition Tour 4 added Jun 6, 2016
$110 - $199
Komperdell T3 - Ascent TI added Jun 6, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Helinox Passport added May 25, 2016
Black Diamond Trail Sport 2 added May 3, 2016
$60
Black Diamond Trail Sport 3 added May 3, 2016
$70
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles added Apr 25, 2016
$50 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon Max added Feb 21, 2016
$178 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Distance FL added Dec 14, 2015
Atlas Elektra Lockjaw 2 Snowshoe Poles added Sep 22, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Carbon Composite Power Lock Trekking Poles added Jul 6, 2015
REI Carbon Exp Vario added Jun 5, 2015
Leki Micro Vario Ti Lady added Apr 7, 2015
REI Traverse Power Lock Cork added Mar 7, 2015
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy added Feb 25, 2015
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