Ratings Overview - Trekking Poles

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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

 Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
The Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork wins our OutdoorGearLab Editors' Choice award. They are light, strong and versatile poles; co...  read more >
$160

Editors' Choice Award
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88
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Packed Size - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 10 of 10
10
Versatility - 9 of 10
9
Leki Cristallo

 Leki Cristallo
The Leki Cristallo is a solid and dependable pole that excels for heavy laden users, when the going gets rough, or for folks who a...  read more >
$120

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82
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Packed Size - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 10 of 10
10
Versatility - 9 of 10
9
Leki Corklite

 Leki Corklite
The Leki Corklite is our OutdoorGearLab Top Pick for being a solid all-around pole that will stand up to heavier duty use and beca...  read more >
$140

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83
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Packed Size - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 10 of 10
10
Versatility - 9 of 10
9
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z

 Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z
The Alpine Carbon Z is one of the most versatile of Black Diamond's Z-series of trekking poles and was a strong contender for an a...  read more >
$190

Top Pick Award
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85
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Packed Size - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Versatility - 9 of 10
9
Leki Carbon Ti

 Leki Carbon Ti
The Leki Carbon Ti is a sweet lightweight pole that features the most comfortable foam grip in our review. It's an excellent pole ...  read more >
$200

Top Pick Award
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87
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Packed Size - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 9 of 10
9
Versatility - 9 of 10
9
Leki Micro Vario Carbon

 Leki Micro Vario Carbon
The Leki Micro Vario Carbon is a newer folding style pole that still features 20 cm of length adjustment and Leki's AREGON foam gr...  read more >
$200

100
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87
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Packed Size - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 8 of 10
8
Leki Micro Vario Ti COR-TEC

 Leki Micro Vario Ti COR-TEC
This is an OutdoorGearLab Top Pick award winner basically because it's a sweet, mega comfortable, compact and versatile pole for a...  read more >
$140

Top Pick Award
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85
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Packed Size - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 7 of 10
7
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, as they have many of the same features as poles that are more ...  read more >
$80

Best Buy Award
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79
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Packed Size - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 9 of 10
9
Versatility - 8 of 10
8
REI Traverse Trekking poles

 REI Traverse Trekking poles
The REI Traverse is a solid pole at a stellar price that was in the running with the Black Diamond Trail Back (also $80) for our O...  read more >
$70

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72
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Packed Size - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 8 of 10
8
REI Traverse Shocklight

 REI Traverse Shocklight
The REI Traverse Shocklight Trekking Poles are pretty sweet poles for the price. At 18.5 ounces they are one of the lighter telesc...  read more >
$90

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70
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Packed Size - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 8 of 10
8
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Leki Carbonlite

 Leki Carbonlite
The Leki Carbonlite is a pretty sweet pole and is one of the lighter telescoping poles that features what is our favorite and like...  read more >
$180

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81
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Packed Size - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Versatility - 8 of 10
8
Raidlight Foldable Trail Poles

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

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79
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Packed Size - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 6 of 10
6
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
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...  read more >
$160

100
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83
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Packed Size - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

 Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
The Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork was one of our OutdoorGearLab Top Picks for general trekking, hiking and backpacking because it ...  read more >
$120

100
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83
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Packed Size - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 10 of 10
10
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
Black Diamond Distance Z

 Black Diamond Distance Z
The Black Diamond Distance Z is a super light and surprisingly durable pole that packs down extremely short. It is the non-adjusta...  read more >
$100

100
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84
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Packed Size - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
Black Diamond Distance FLZ

 Black Diamond Distance FLZ
When the first generation of the Black Diamond Distance FLZ came out it was the most innovative pole we have seen in a long time. ...  read more >
$130

100
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82
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Packed Size - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock

 Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock
The Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock is the shock absorbing cousin of our OutdoorGearLab Best Buy award winner, the Black Diamond Tra...  read more >
$140

100
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78
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Packed Size - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 9 of 10
9
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z

 Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z
The Black Diamond Ultra Distance was the clear winner for the Best Lightweight trekking Pole and gets our OutdoorGearLab Top Pick ...  read more >
$160

Top Pick Award
100
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83
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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Locking Mechanism & Adjustability - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Packed Size - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 6 of 10
6
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Total 18 tested.