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Rigid Trekking Poles

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Leki Micro Vario Carbon
$200 - $249
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Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z
$150 - $169
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Leki Micro Vario Cor-Tec TA
$140
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Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork
$160
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Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy
 
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LekiSport Orion
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PaceMaker Expedition
$60 MSRP
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Foxelli Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles
$130 MSRP
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American Trekking Pole Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles
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Helinox Passport
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Gossamer Gear LT5 Three Piece Carbon Trekking Poles
$195 MSRP
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Helinox Causeway Groove Lock
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Leki Makalu Tour
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Gossamer Gear Lightrek 3
$130 MSRP
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REI Carbon Composite Power Lock Trekking Poles
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MSR Surelock UL-3
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Leki Tour Stick Trigger S
$200 MSRP
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Black Diamond Alpine CF
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Leki Super Makalu/Super Makalu Photopole
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REI Peak UL Carbon Compact
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REI Peak UL Compact
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Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
$125 - $129
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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
$153 - $179
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Black Diamond Distance Z
$100
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Black Diamond Trail
$100
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Komperdell Wild Rambler
$60
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Leki Cristallo
$65 - $69
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Leki MCT 12 Vario Carbon
$250
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Leki Micro Vario Carbon Max
$200
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance
$150 MSRP
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Leki Corklite
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon
$170 MSRP
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Masters Kompressor 145
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Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock
$140 MSRP
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Leki Super Makalu COR-TEC PA
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Black Diamond Syncline
$70 MSRP
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Black Diamond Spire
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Black Diamond Trail Back
$72 - $79
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Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Quick Lock Trekking Poles Cork Grip
$44
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Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ
$150
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Black Diamond Alpine FLZ
$160
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Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Poles
$32 - $33
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Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4
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Black Diamond Distance FL
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Fizan Compact 3
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Leki Micro Tour Stick Vario
$200 MSRP
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Eddie Bauer Hiking Pole
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Leki Micro Stick
$149 MSRP

Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

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Leki MCT 12 Vario Carbon

An ultralight, adjustable length, hybrid folding-telescopic, all-carbon pole for trail running or power hiking on good trails. Quick and reliable locking mechanisms for deployment and length adjustment. Full-wrap straps with well-designed quick-release for shifting gears on the move or freeing up hands for photo stops etc. Small diameter baskets and light construction limit best use to firm surfaces—no snow or deep mud, please. First look  The first word that comes to mind in describing the Leki… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Leki Micro Vario Cor-Tec TA

Leki's Micro Vario Cor-Tec TA are a sturdy, packable set of poles which will keep you on your feet, and save your knees. Super easy and fast to assemble and adjust, and rock solid performance for your dollar. I have been a fan of hiking poles for a long time. Because I have horrible arch stability, and a fairly uneven sense of balance, having those extra supports makes a real difference, and has saved my bacon more than once! I have had a pair of Black Diamond Carbon Cork poles which have literally… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Quick Lock Trekking Poles Cork Grip

Surprisingly tangible benefits right out of the gate. I bought these from Costco (got a few hours to kill? Google “Trekking Poles”...got a few days to kill? Search up “Costco Trekking Poles”) after reading more than a few stories about the many benefits of using trekking poles while hiking. I used to think that I could just pick up some old ski poles from Goodwill if I ever needed them. Anyway, there are TONS of options available from all the major online outdoor retailers, as well as the… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

Mandatory gear on the Tundra. An absolute must-have on the Tundra, sturdy poles and 70-lb or greater pack to keep your balance.    Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Masters Kompressor 145

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

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

rated 4 of 5 stars
Fizan Compact 3

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