Ratings Overview - Trekking Poles

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Raidlight Foldable Trail Poles

 Raidlight Foldable Trail Poles
These are the lightest and most compact poles that I have ever seen. Raidlight is a French company, based in the Grenoble area, wh...
$160

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Packed size - 10 of 10
10
Ease of use - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 4 of 10
4
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Versatility - 6 of 10
6
Black Diamond Ultra Distance

 Black Diamond Ultra Distance
The Black Diamond Ultra Distance was the clear winner for the Best Lightweight Trekking Pole and gets our Top Pick award. In terms...
$150

Top Pick Award
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83
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Packed size - 9 of 10
9
Ease of use - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Versatility - 6 of 10
6
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

 Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
This wins our OutdoorGearLab Editors' Choice award. They are light, strong, versatile poles with comfortable cork handles. Climber...
$140

Editors' Choice Award
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Packed size - 6 of 10
6
Ease of use - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Versatility - 9 of 10
9
Black Diamond Distance FL

 Black Diamond Distance FL
This is the most innovative pole we have seen in a long time. It fills a small niche well: it is the perfect pole for people obses...
$120

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67
Packed size - 8 of 10
8
Ease of use - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 6 of 10
6
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Versatility - 6 of 10
6
Black Diamond Trail Compact

 Black Diamond Trail Compact
The Black Diamond Trail Compact is our current top pick for a lightweight value trekking pole because it is so compact, light, and...
$100

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Packed size - 6 of 10
6
Ease of use - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 8 of 10
8
Leki Micro Stick

 Leki Micro Stick
Although the Micro Stick was unknown to me prior to testing it for this review, I have a long history with Leki poles and have use...
$160

100
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74
Packed size - 7 of 10
7
Ease of use - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 6 of 10
6
REI Traverse Trekking poles

 REI Traverse Trekking poles
This is a no-frills functional pole that was the least expensive pole in the review. That said, the Black Diamond Trail Back is on...
$70

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63
Packed size - 5 of 10
5
Ease of use - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 6 of 10
6
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Versatility - 8 of 10
8
Black Diamond Trail Back

 Black Diamond Trail Back
The Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking poles win our Best Buy award because they scored very high and have many of the same feature...
$80

Best Buy Award
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71
Packed size - 6 of 10
6
Ease of use - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Versatility - 8 of 10
8
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Shock

 Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Shock
These poles are burly and comfortable and feature a unique tear-drop shaped design to add strength to the shaft. These shafts, as ...
$140

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70
Packed size - 7 of 10
7
Ease of use - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 9 of 10
9
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
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Total 9 products tested.