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Editors' Choice Award
This pole delivers top performance in every attribute we tested, earning our top honors from our testers
This well-designed and durable pole has been a staple in the backcountry for years, and holds up for a long time
A lightweight carbon pole that is best for users with large hands
A strong ski pole at a decent price that also packs down small, but there are better options out there
A good backcountry ski pole with a unique handle and solid overall durability
Top Pick Award
These "baton" poles are great for ski mountaineering where they can double as an ice axe, plunging easily into the snow when an anchor is needed
Top Pick Award
Our top recommendation for a ski pole that also provides some ice axe capabilities
Editors' Choice Award
These lightweight, collapsible poles are our top choice for splitboarders, but we wouldn't recommend them for heavy downhill use
Great features and solid performance in a collapsible and adjustable ski pole, but not the fastest when transitioning from skinning mode to riding mode for splitboarders
This expensive pole has lots of bells and whistles, but misses the mark in key performance attributes
This lightweight splitboarding pole folds down very small for easy storage on the descent
An aesthetic and lightweight backcountry ski pole with durability issues
An inexpensive option that disappointed us in some key performance areas

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