Trekking Poles

The best trekking poles, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on December 10, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Need help getting started with trekking poles? Read: Trekking Poles: To Use or Not, Trekking Poles: Parts Explained, Trekking Poles: Selecting a Pair, and Trekking Poles: Fit, Maintenance, and Tips.

Recent Trekking Pole Reviews

Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ

rated 2 of 5 stars Expensive disposable stick. My poles have started splitting by the buttons after only a handful of outings over just over a year... Yeah, typical it's just outside of warranty and Black Diamond say they can't repair them. If it wasn't for that I'd have said they were great. However I'll be looking at different manufacturers for my next set. 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

Komperdell Highlander Cork Anti-Shock

rated 5 of 5 stars For a first time buy of trekking poles I think I bought right. I've seen people of all ages using them and just wasn't moved to consider them for myself until now. Being a first time buyer of trekking poles I have nothing to compare them to, save for the copious reviews online, so I researched and chose these. The grip fits my hand comfortably and to test the locks and pole strength I extended them longer than what I'd be using and raised myself off the ground with all my weight on one. It didn't… Full review

KÖPPEN Haltbar

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Same problem as mentioned by previous writer; poles would not tighten...just kept turning by hand with no result. Dick's, where I bough them, couldn't help. Referred me to Koppen but no response from them. I give up, will buy another brand. Dennis Zink Webster, NY  (585) 746-9465 Full review

Tracks Sherlock Staff

rated 5 of 5 stars Strong, lightweight, reliable, and with a killer warranty Honestly, I cannot even remember when I first bought this stick. I am guessing it might have been back in about 1991 or so. I used to carry wooden sticks, but they were so heavy and (frankly) bulky to move in a car and (let alone) an airplane. I was skeptical at first that something so lightweight and "extendible" could possibly be durable... But durable it was! I have lived in Boulder, Colorado, for all the time I have had this stick, so… Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Rigid
$120 - $124
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Rigid
$150 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Distance Z Rigid
$75 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Trail Rigid
$85 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leki Corklite Rigid
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Antishock
$96 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Komperdell Wild Rambler Rigid
$27 - $38
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Leki Cristallo Rigid
$95 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Hiker Shocklight Staff Hiking Staff
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon Rigid
$135 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Antishock
$40 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Rigid
$121 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Trail Pro
$90 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Walker Hiking Staff
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Peak Hunter Rigid
$25 - $60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Cressida Aergon Antishock SpeedLock Antishock
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Rigid
$140 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail Back Rigid
$69 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountainsmith Pyrite 7075 Antishock
$30 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon Max Rigid
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon DDS Antishock
$220
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec
$84 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Leki Super Micro Hiking Staff
$70
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Pinnacle Trekking Poles Antishock
$10 - $24
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Tour Stick Vario Rigid
$200
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ Rigid
$97 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Poles Rigid
$30 - $44
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ
$143 - $189
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Komperdell Walker Antishock Light Hiking Staff
$42
Tubbs 3-Part Snowshoe Poles Rigid
$48 - $49
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
REI Flash Carbon Trekking Poles Rigid
$139
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Trekking Pole Tip Protector Accessory
$6
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (5)
Mountainsmith Rhyolite 6061 Antishock
$25 - $31
 
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Soul Poles original soul :: trek
$125
Leki Legacy Speedlock
$70 - $99
Crescent Moon 3-Section Poles Antishock
$65
Atlas Elektra Lock Jaw 2 Rigid
$42 - $44
Leki Rubber Tip Accessory
$14
REI Passage Trekking Poles Rigid
$37 - $69
Komperdell C3 Carbon Rigid
$140
Black Diamond Helio Ski Pole Trail Kit Accessory
$8 - $14
Leki Snowflake Basket Accessory
$13
Leki Carbide Flextip - Pair Accessory
$18 - $21
Black Diamond Powder Basket Accessory
$7
Black Diamond Compact Powder Baskets Accessory
$5 - $89
 
Soul Poles vibrant soul :: trek
$175
Leki Security Clip - Pair Accessory
$12
Kelty Upslope 1.0 Hiking Staff
$13
Mountainsmith Snow Basket Accessory
$6
Leki Wanderfreund Antishock DSS Hiking Staff
$90
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