Hiking Poles


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Walking poles montage  © Dan Bailey

Group Test Lightweight Compact Trekking Poles

In search of a pole that's as small and light as possible for carrying in a climbing pack or holiday hold baggage, we compare five adjustable-length models at a range of budgets.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Leki Carbon Black Series Pole - on Win Hill in the Peak District  © Alan James

LEKI Black Series Micro Vario Carbon Pole

This is a superb and well-designed folding pole that improves on previous LEKI models. The new mechanism may become the standard that others one day follow, says Alan James

MSR Dynalock Ascent Carbon Backcountry Poles review thumbnail  © UKC
MSR Dynalock Ascent Carbon Backcountry Poles review thumbnail  © UKC

MSR DynaLock Ascent Carbon Poles

Tough, compact and light, this new model from MSR is an excellent pole for the money, says Alan James - and you don't have to be skiing the backcountry to appreciate it!

CAMP poles montage  © Dan Bailey
CAMP poles montage  © Dan Bailey

C.A.M.P Sky Carbon and Sonic Alu Trekking Poles

Lightweight, compact and well made, C.A.M.P's Sky Carbon and Sonic Alu trekking poles represent pretty good value for money. As these are basically the same pole in either aluminium or carbon fibre, we've reviewed them both in a one-er.

Crossing a river with the Tour Carbon 3  © George Cave
Crossing a river with the Tour Carbon 3  © George Cave

Tour Carbon 3 Poles from Leki

There are many ways to wreck a pair of poles. My favoured approach is to pick a course back and forth across huge piles of...

MSR Talus TR3  © Alan James Collection
MSR Talus TR3  © Alan James Collection

MSR Talus TR3 Walking Pole

Walking poles are great opinion dividers. There are those who think they are cumbersome wastes of time, and those who swear by...

Ultradistance trekking pole  © vscott
Ultradistance trekking pole  © vscott

Black Diamond Ultra Distance Trekking Poles

Viv Scott reviews Black Diamond's 'Ultra Distance' carbon fibre folding trekking poles. The 3-section Z-Pole design...

Trekking Poles 3  © Alison Culshaw
Trekking Poles 3  © Alison Culshaw

Comparison Review Trekking Poles

Alison Culshaw from Adventure Expeditions offers some tips on choosing trekking poles, and reviews three pairs, each with their own...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Folding  © Leki

LEKI Micro Vario Carbon: the classic folding pole just got better

The Micro Vario Carbon [£164.95] walking pole is always a first choice – no matter whether trekking, multi-day cabin touring or heading up fixed-rope routes. Featuring LEKI's new ELD technology, the Micro Vario Carbon poles just got smaller, light...

Trail Stick  © Komperdell
Trail Stick  © Komperdell

Komperdell Walking/Trekking Pole Range 2019

Few companies enjoy such a beautiful setting in the Austrian Alps as Komperdell. The family company has been manufacturing poles from their location just north of Salzburg for many years and are proud to produce 100% of their poles on...

LEKI Micro Vario Carbon 1  © LEKI
LEKI Micro Vario Carbon 1  © LEKI

LEKI Micro Vario Carbon

The Micro Vario Carbon, which is also available in a Ladies and a Strong version as well as with an integrated anti-shock feature, is always the first choice – no matter whether for trekking, multi-day cabin tours or fixed-rope routes.  

Back Country Pole Line  © MSR
Back Country Pole Line  © MSR

MSR® Introduces New Backcountry Pole Line with DynaLock™ Technology

MSR® (Mountain Safety Research), the high-performance outdoor equipment brand, has...

Thermolite XL V 2  © Leki
Thermolite XL V 2  © Leki

Leki Micro Vario Carbon

The Micro Vario Carbon, which is also available in a Ladies and a Strong version as well as with an integrated anti- shock ...

Carbon Expedition Tour Compact  © Komperdell
Carbon Expedition Tour Compact  © Komperdell

Komperdell Trekking Poles

AS Wimbledon fortnight approaches, it's worth noting that the trekking world owes a nod of thanks to the Murrays and Haleps et al...

NEW Go Pro attachment on the LEKI racing poles

LEKI poles have just got media friendly: they can now accommodate a GoPro. This feature has been added to...


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