When hiking and Camping, it is essential that you have the best trekking poles to ensure that your hiking adventure is memorable, fulfilling and safe. Below is a review of the best trekking poles 2018

Black Diamond Pro Shock Trekking Pole

 

Features:

Black Diamond is the most popular trekking pole on the market. They are both good looking and sturdy. Their price is higher than the rest of the poles reviewed below but that is with good reason. These poles are pretty well designed and the build quality is quite high.

They come with dual density grips with a padded waist strap that keeps them comfortable on a long hike. The shafts are made of aluminum  that is both light and sturdy

These poles also come with a really reliable shock absorption that is well designed and praised by many who have used these poles. The shock absorption is not to wobbly but will keep the shock off your wrists.

The poles come in one pair and do not have any accessories that come with them.

Pros👍

  • Very sturdy build quality
  • The poles come with a female version that is slightly shorter and lighter.
  • The tips are well made and last longer before needing replacement.
  •  The tips are also conveniently replaceable and the replacement pieces are readily available on Amazon
  • They work great on any terrain and will handle well on long treks comfortably. This is mostly due to the comfortable straps and handles in addition to the anti-shock mechanism.
  • These poles are telescopic and can be folded down to fit into a large backpack with the shortest length being 27″

Cons👎

  • The rubber tips and baskets are sold separately which means that you will spend more than the price of the pole if you would like to have these accessories.
  • There have been a few complaints of the poles snapping under very heavy loads. However, this would require very heavy loads and you should not worry about it if you are using this poles under normal circumstances.

Check out this Black Diamond pole on Amazon

 

Montem Ultra Strong Trekking Pole

Features:

These trekking poles are at the top of their class. They are made from aircraft aluminum that makes them both strong and very light. They come with EVA Foam grip that is stronger and more durable than Cork. Its Longest length is 53 Inches and can be condensed to 24 Inches. The Montem Ultra Strong Trekking Pole is sold as a pair on Amazon which is great since you will get 2 poles with one order. The poles come with tungsten tips that make the poles very durable even in harsh environments.

Pros👍

  • Very strong and sturdy with the Aircraft Aluminium body keeping the poles sturdy with their lightweight.
  • Surprisingly Light  due to the aluminum body that keeps the weight really low
  • Awesome Value for Money Considering that most hiking poles at this level of quality cost almost double
  • Non-Slip Handles made of EVA foam that is actually more durable than Cork. You will not need to wear gloves  when using this poles and your hands will not get slippery or uncomfortable

Cons👎

  • The pole vibrates slightly when you plant them firmly. This is due to their small diameter
  • The locking mechanism needs adjustment if you tend to put a lot of weight on them.
  • If used irresponsibly they will wear down fast.

Comes with color options: Black, Black Matte, Blue Matte, Pink Matte, White, and Yellow

View the price of this Montem pole Here

 

Montem  Ultra Strong Cork Anti Shock Trekking Poles

Features:

This pole is the upgrade of the Montem pole above and it comes with some extra features. For one, the new poles come with an anti-shock design that takes in shock when you are walking and you, therefore, get a mother walk It also comes with a cork handle which is great for long trips. Your hands will not get slippery when you use them for a long period of time. They are made of Aluminum 7075 which is super light and flexible. They also come with a set of mud baskets which prevent them from sinking. They are also sold in a Pair which is great for the more treacherous climbs.

 

Pros 👍

  • Anti Shock Design makes the pole less uncomfortable when using it on rough terrain. This reduces the impact on the wrist and arm.
  • Replaceable rubber tips that provide great flexibility depending on where you are using the pole.
  • Very strong and sturdy with the Aircraft Aluminium body keeping the poles sturdy with their lightweight.
  • Surprisingly Light  due to the aluminum body that keeps the weight really low
  • Awesome Value for Money Considering that most hiking poles at this level of quality cost almost double
  • Non-Slip Handles made of EVA foam that is actually more durable than Cork. You will not need to wear gloves  when using this poles and your hands will not get slippery or uncomfortable

 

Cons👎

  • This pole vibrates slightly when heavily handled.

 

View the price of this Anti-Shock Trekking pole Here

 

Cascade Mountain Tech 100% Carbon Fiber

Features

The cascade mountain carbon fiber trekking poles come in a pair and are quite a sturdy pair of trekking poles. They come with an Eva Foam grip and adjustable straps. The adjustable range is 23 Inches to 53 Inches and they come with Carbide Tips.

These trekking poles come with the following accessories:

  • Rubber Boots
  • Rubber Tips
  • Snow basket
  • Mud basket

Pros 👍

  • The wrist straps have an inner lining that reduces discomfort when worn for a long time
  • The lightweight ensures that you are not burdened with extra weight that you do not need on your hike
  • The locking mechanism is sturdy and does not slip under normal use.

 

Cons👎

  • Though they are strong, there are complaints that I found during my research that reported that the poles broke under heavy loads. If you get these hiking poles, don’t exert unusual weight on them to avoid any accidents.
  • The next Con is like the previous one. The poles are not very stiff. They are great entry-level poles but if you are doing something strenuous that requires a sturdy pole, I would advise that you go with the Black Diamond poles 

 

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NatureHike Folding Ultralight Alpenstocks:

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This pole is praised for its light weight and easy to fold away when not in use. It has an adjustable lock that secures it in place when in use and prevents it from folding. It comes with a carrying bag and in several color variations. View more images and product description  to learn more about this pole.

Better Straight Shank Super Light Hiking Pole Straight Shank Aluminum Alloy Mountaineering Pole

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This proves to be one of the best trekking poles in this Market. This pole  is made of aluminum and is 3 ft long. It can be reduced to 2 ft for easy storage and carrying when not in need of the pole. The pole has a robust construction & fits cabin suitcase You can use it for walking, hiking,  in muddy areas and snow. However, a number of customers complain that it works best for taller people. The pole has a firm handle that is easily gripped. Considering its price, this pole offers a bargain. View more images and product descriptions to help you make a purchase.

 

AOTU Three Sections Alpenstock for Mountaineering

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With a full length of 4 Ft and a folding length of 2 ft, This particular pole works well for tall people. Users consider it an excellent product considering its price. It comes with a tip that has been hardened to prevent wear and tear and it also comes equipped with a detachable snow bracelet that will be useful when trekking in the snow. Learn more about this pole here

Adjustable Metal Folding Cane

If you are looking for something that you can use, not necessarily for hiking but more general use, then this is the pole for you. The people who will enjoy this cane are space conscious individuals would like the comfort of keeping the Kane away when it isn’t needed while still keeping a small load.  it is praised for being easy to use and well designed. It has a strong rubber tip that grips the floor firmly. This pole is recommended for general walking and mild hikes and its versatility speaks volumes. View a more detailed description of this cane.