Black Diamond Spire Elliptic
Best trekking poles
Reviewers rave about Black Diamond's unique locking system called FlickLocks that allows users to change length even in mid-stride or while wearing gloves -- helpful when the terrain changes. By contrast, other adjustable poles use twisting systems that require the use of two hands. The length adjusts from 41 to 55 inches, and the Spire trekking poles get good reviews for durability and comfort, with EVA handles. Their elliptical shape and 15-degree handle-tilt make them ergonomically sound. Spire trekking poles weigh 20 ounces per pair and come in a smaller size, the Spire Compact Elliptic (*est. $125), for those with smaller frames.