Ratings Overview - Trekking Poles

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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
The Alpine Carbon Cork poles are relatively lightweight, strong, and durable. Although we think that other poles are better suited for specialized uses, the Carbon Cork is much more of an...  read more >
$170

Editors' Choice Award
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83
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Locking and Adjustability - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Packed Size - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 9 of 10
9
Versatility - 9 of 10
9
Distance Carbon Z Pole
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z
Weighing in at just a mere 10 ounces, the Black Diamond Distance Carbon wins our Top Pick for Best Lightweight pole. Although it's not as robust or durable as the other lightweight tent-style poles...  read more >
$170

Top Pick Award
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76
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Locking and Adjustability - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Packed Size - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 6 of 10
6
Black Diamond Distance Z
Black Diamond Distance Z
The Distance Z is a super light and surprisingly durable pole that packs down extremely short. It is our Best Buy for a Lightweight optiib. Our other Best Buy winner, the Montem Ultra | Montem Ultra...  read more >
$100

Best Buy Award
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76
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Locking and Adjustability - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Packed Size - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Versatility - 6 of 10
6
Leki Micro Vario Carbon
The Leki Micro Vario Carbon is an upper echelon trekking pole with tons of great features. It has full carbon construction, throughout the entire pole, foam grips, and break apart design. This leads...  read more >
$200

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75
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Locking and Adjustability - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Packed Size - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 6 of 10
6
Leki Corklite DSS Antishock
Leki Corklite DSS Antishock
The Leki Corklite DSS Antishock is a new pole in our review this year, and it earned top marks thanks to its ultra-comfortable cork grips and subtle anti-shock system. DSS is Leki's anti-shock...  read more >
$160

Top Pick Award
100
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74
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Locking and Adjustability - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Packed Size - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
Leki Micro Vario Ti COR-TEC
Leki Micro Vario Ti COR-TEC
The Leki Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec is our Top Pick again this year for the most comfortable folding model. This is due to the awesome cork handled grips found on many of Leki's more expensive poles. It...  read more >
$140

Top Pick Award
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73
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Locking and Adjustability - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Packed Size - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
Hiker Hunger Carbon Fiber
Hiker Hunger Carbon Fiber
The Hiker Hunger Carbon Fiber is an incredibly inexpensive carbon model. The interesting thing about these poles is that they were almost identical to the Foxelli HOG1 Trekking Pole, except with...  read more >
$70

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71
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Locking and Adjustability - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Packed Size - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 5 of 10
5
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
REI Co-op Flash Carbon
REI Co-op Flash Carbon
The REI Co-op Flash Carbon is a lightweight carbon pole for those looking for a great deal. REI contracts Komperdell to construct their poles for them. We thought that the Flash Carbon was super...  read more >
$140

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71
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Locking and Adjustability - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Packed Size - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 6 of 10
6
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ
The Alpine FLZ is a staple trekking pole in the Black Diamond line up. We were psyched to get our hands on it after reviewing the Carbon version, the Alpine Carbon Z, last year. Although it wasn't...  read more >
$160

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69
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Locking and Adjustability - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Packed Size - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 8 of 10
8
Foxelli Trekking Poles
Foxelli HOG1 Carbon Fiber
The Foxelli HOG1 Carbon Fiber poles are one of the most inexpensive carbon fiber cork handled competitors that we've seen on the market. This contender was only matched by Hiker Hunger, which also...  read more >
$70

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69
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Locking and Adjustability - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Packed Size - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 5 of 10
5
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
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Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking poles
Black Diamond Trail Back
The Black Diamond Trail Back is a great value. There hasn't been a whole lot of updates to the pole since last year, and naturally, it held up just fine this year. For $80, you get all of Black...  read more >
$80

100
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69
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Locking and Adjustability - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Packed Size - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 10 of 10
10
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
Montem Ultra
Montem Ultra Strong
The Montem Ultra Strong trekking poles are perfect for adventurers looking for a good deal. For the lowest price in our review, it offers comfort, versatility, and weight that make it an excellent...  read more >
$50

Best Buy Award
100
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66
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Locking and Adjustability - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Packed Size - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 6 of 10
6
Versatility - 8 of 10
8
REI Co-op Passage
REI Co-op Passage
The REI Co-op Passage is a slightly higher-end version of the REI Co-op Traverse pole that we reviewed last year. All of REI's trekking poles are designed by Komperdell, an Austrian trekking pole...  read more >
$70

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60
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Locking and Adjustability - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Packed Size - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 6 of 10
6
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Total 13 products tested