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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 UKC editorial team

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!

Exped Seal Sleeve Waterproof Cases

Made specifically to keep electronic gear clean and dry outdoors, Exped's new Seal Sleeve cases come in a range of sizes to fit anything from a small phone to a large tablet.

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.

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 Walking Pole

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

Magellan eXplorist 710 GPS

The flagship in Magellan's eXplorist series, the 710 is a robust and feature-heavy GPS receiver that does everything you could possibly...

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...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

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.  

MSR® Introduces New Backcountry Pole Line with DynaLock™ Technology

MSR® (Mountain Safety Research), the high-performance outdoor equipment brand, has introduced three new backcountry pole designs for Winter 2018. The Ascent, Explore, and Trail series are designed for snowshoeing,...

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  – whether for trekking, multi-day cabin tours or fixed-rope routes. 

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...

Roam far and wide in new Berghaus hiking shoes

Berghaus has expanded its range of footwear for 2018 with new high-performance shoes designed for any hiking...

Munro and Wainwright scratch-off prints - Ideal for Christmas

Most walkers or hikers like to keep a tally of the mountains they have climbed and for those...

Munro and Wainwright scratch-off prints

Most walkers or hikers like to keep a tally of the mountains they have climbed and for those of you who love ticking...


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