Here at Curated, we know what it's like to try to find the best pair of hiking poles. But we also know that it can be hard to know where to start. This list compiles all of our unbiased experts' most recommended hiking poles, but be sure to chat with an expert to make sure you find the perfect hiking poles for you.
- Black Diamond First Strike Trekking Poles- Kid's
- Black Diamond Trail Explorer 3 Trekking Poles
- Mountainsmith Halite WSD 7075 · Capri Blue
- Black Diamond Trail Cork Trekking Poles- Women's
- Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trek Poles- Women's
- Mountainsmith Tellurite 7075 OLS Poles (Pair)
- Mountainsmith Halite 7075 Poles (Pair)
- Mountainsmith Rhyolite 6061 · Deep Blue
- Black Diamond Alpine Flz Trekking Poles
- MSR DynaLock Trail Pole · White
Black Diamond First Strike Trekking Poles- Kid's
Budget-friendly trekking poles that have 2 sections for an easily adjustable length and to collapse to a smaller size for stowing away on hikes. Adjusts from 66-110cm (suitable for any height up to 5'2"). The fully collapsed length is 66 cm and the weight is 1 lb 4 oz. They have a foam and rubber grip for moisture absorption and insulation. These are also compatible with snow baskets (not included).
Black Diamond Trail Explorer 3 Trekking Poles
Easy to adjust pole with size range between 25-51 inches! This will be comfortable elbow height for someone up to 6' tall. Packs down to 23" for travel
These poles collapse down to 23" and weigh 18.7oz/pr. They feature fliplock adjustability for fast and secure adjustments.
Super versatile, any type of backpacking or even some strenuous day hikes.
Mountainsmith Halite WSD 7075 · Capri Blue
These are women-specific, providing optimized pole handles for a more efficient grip. They adjust from 121-137 cm (best for heights 5'8"+). They come with rubber tips, hiking baskets and snow baskets -- rubber tips can also be taken off. They weigh 1 lb 2 oz for the pair, making them compact and lightweight.
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trek Poles- Women's
The ergo grip is even more comfortable for long hikes than the plain cork grip, the angle is very natural so the pole moves with your hands without effort.
Great for reducing strain on your knees and ankles over long distances!
Mountainsmith Tellurite 7075 OLS Poles (Pair)
Cork handles with a foam handle underneath provides great comfort! 7075 aluminum shafts will stay strong, and three-sections gives you greater adjustability. 1 lb. 4 oz. for the pair. Mountainsmith has a lifetime warranty as well. Comes with snow baskets for hiking through snow.
Easily adjustable trekking poles with very comfortable EVA and cork handles. Designed to eliminate hot spots and pressure points for ultimate comfort while you're on the trail! 3 telescoping sections. Lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.
Mountainsmith Halite 7075 Poles (Pair)
Lightweight, durable, adjustable, and collapsible! They adjust to fit a variety of user heights and different terrains. They collapse to a length of 16", so they are easy to stow when not in use and store without taking up space. Carbide tips are great on all hiking surfaces!
Black Diamond Alpine Flz Trekking Poles
Durable, packable, and highly versatile trekking poles. These can range in size from 120-140cm (130cm is generally the length needed for someone 6' tall). When collapsed, they are 15.7" long. Constructed from lightweight and durable aluminum with cork handles.
Very easy to pack and lightweight at 1lb. The cork handles are fantastic at preventing your hands from getting too sweaty and sticky like with rubber or foam grips.
Black Diamond Trail Cork Trekking Poles
Made of high grade aluminum, these are 1 pound 1 oz and made for folks up to 6'5" - the adjustability allows for users of any height. Plus cork grips on these for the best feel and air flow.
Mountainsmith Pinnacle Single Trekking Pole
Great for downhill stability, inexpensive, and just a really great and easy to grab handle with a super comfortable strap. Mountainsmith also has a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects!
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