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Rigid Trekking Poles

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Vario XS reviewed Sep 24, 2020
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Cor-Tec TA reviewed Jul 18, 2020
$140
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Quick Lock Trekking Poles Cork Grip reviewed Oct 29, 2019
$44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork reviewed Sep 4, 2019
$125 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy reviewed Jun 28, 2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Masters Kompressor 145 reviewed Jun 8, 2019
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Fizan Compact 3 reviewed Dec 4, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ reviewed Oct 11, 2018
$150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Distance Z reviewed Jun 21, 2018
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Leki Cristallo reviewed Jun 21, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gossamer Gear LT5 Three Piece Carbon Trekking Poles reviewed Mar 15, 2018
$195 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Montem Ultra Strong Trekking Poles reviewed Feb 20, 2018
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 reviewed Feb 11, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Komperdell Contour Titanal Power Lock reviewed Dec 4, 2017
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Komperdell Wild Rambler reviewed Oct 4, 2017
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Helinox Passport reviewed Sep 14, 2017
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact reviewed Aug 1, 2017
$240 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
REI Flash Carbon Trekking Poles reviewed Jul 7, 2017
$97 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Foxelli Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles reviewed Jul 6, 2017
$130 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork reviewed Jul 3, 2017
$153 - $179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Helinox Causeway Groove Lock reviewed Jun 28, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork reviewed Jun 21, 2017
$160
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail Back reviewed Jan 18, 2017
$72 - $79
STABIL Stride reviewed Oct 27, 2016
$48 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Trail reviewed Oct 21, 2016
$100
Leki Instructor Lite SL2 reviewed Aug 7, 2016
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leki Corklite reviewed Jun 6, 2016
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon reviewed Mar 16, 2016
$170 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z reviewed Mar 16, 2016
$150 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon Max reviewed Feb 21, 2016
$200
Tubbs 3-Part Snowshoe Poles reviewed Feb 17, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Poles reviewed Feb 12, 2016
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Tour Stick Vario reviewed Nov 10, 2015
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ reviewed Aug 26, 2015
$160
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Spire reviewed Feb 12, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Tour Stick Trigger S reviewed Jan 29, 2015
$200 MSRP
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel 3.16 Poles reviewed Oct 24, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Syncline reviewed Oct 1, 2014
$70 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Ultra Distance reviewed Aug 24, 2014
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Makalu Ultralite reviewed Jun 17, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Easton ATR-70 reviewed Mar 12, 2014
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Easton ATR-60 reviewed Jan 17, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
American Trekking Pole Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles reviewed Dec 29, 2013
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
REI Summit reviewed Dec 12, 2013
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Fizan Compact Ultralite reviewed Aug 25, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer Hiking Pole reviewed Jul 7, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Distance FL reviewed May 5, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
PaceMaker Expedition reviewed Apr 18, 2013
$60 MSRP

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