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Rigid Trekking Poles

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki MCT 12 Vario Carbon added May 12, 2020
$250
Hilleberg Trekking Pole added Feb 24, 2020
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Cor-Tec TA added Mar 29, 2019
$140
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ added Apr 11, 2018
$150
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
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
$97 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Foxelli Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles added Jul 6, 2017
$130 MSRP
STABIL Stride added Oct 27, 2016
$48 MSRP
Leki Instructor Lite SL2 added Aug 7, 2016
$150 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Helinox Passport added May 25, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Quick Lock Trekking Poles Cork Grip added Apr 25, 2016
$44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon Max added Feb 21, 2016
$200
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Distance FL added Dec 14, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Carbon Composite Power Lock Trekking Poles added Jul 6, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy added Feb 25, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ added Feb 4, 2015
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Tour Stick Trigger S added Jan 29, 2015
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z added Oct 26, 2014
$150 - $169
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel 3.16 Poles added Oct 24, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Makalu Ultralite added Jun 17, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Tour Stick Vario added Jan 3, 2014
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
American Trekking Pole Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles added Dec 29, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Fizan Compact Ultralite added Aug 25, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer Hiking Pole added Jul 7, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
PaceMaker Expedition added Apr 18, 2013
$60 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon added Apr 9, 2013
$200 - $249
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact added Feb 20, 2013
$240 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork added Jan 14, 2013
$160
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Leki Cristallo added Jan 11, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon added Dec 11, 2012
$170 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Makalu Tour added Dec 7, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR Surelock UL-3 added Aug 15, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Helinox Causeway Groove Lock added Nov 17, 2011
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Stick added May 31, 2011
$149 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Distance Z added Aug 27, 2010
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Ultra Distance added Aug 27, 2010
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Komperdell Wild Rambler added May 25, 2010
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 added May 20, 2010
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Easton ATR-70 added Feb 26, 2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock added Feb 22, 2010
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Khumbu Aergon SpeedLock added Feb 19, 2010
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Easton ATR-60 added Dec 16, 2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leki Corklite added Oct 3, 2009
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Leki Thermolite Aergon added Aug 28, 2009
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
REI Peak UL
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork added Mar 5, 2009
$125 - $129

Recent Rigid Trekking Pole Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Leki Vario XS

Leki's Vario XS four-season poles are designed for kids, but are fully functional on trail or in the snow. Adults or children who use poles in the 80-110 cm (31-43") range will find these two-piece poles are easy to adjust both for length and strap position. Leki's HTS 5.5 aluminum balances strength and weight, making the Vario XS a four-season pole that can adjust for growing children.   Leki Vario XS  The Vario XS replaced the Leki Vario Jr. SpeedLock and, while aimed at younger hikers and skiers,… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
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