Updated: May 18

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Best Trekking & Hiking Poles in Australia – Level Up Your Walking!

For those of us that have used them on long steep or undulating treks, hiking poles are an absolute game-changer in the ways they can assist you. But for those who have never used them – they look like some add on from snow skiing they don’t quite understand.

Trekking or hiking poles have been around in some form for thousands of years, with commercial poles taking over from sticks quite some time ago.

These lightweight and collapsible poles support your core, assist with your balance, stabilize you as you move up and down through steep terrain and can even be used to assist on the uphills by getting your shoulders involved.

The speed and comfort with poles versus without poles will surprise many and poles have become a must-have item for long-distance hiking or trekking these days.

We have Australia's best available poles stacked up against each other for an easy comparison, taking the guesswork out of your buying decisions for your next or first pair of trekking poles.

 

Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles

Leki Eagle Walking Poles

OZtrail Numo Trekking Poles

Elemental Trekking Walking Pole


Our Pick
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles
Leki Eagle Walking Poles
Best Value
Oztrail Numo Trekking Poles
Elemental Trekking Pole

100cm collapsible

64-145cm adjustable

66-135cm adjustable

68-135cm adjustable

Carbon fibre shaft

Lightweight Aluminium

Aluminium with tungsten tip

Durallium 6061

Non-slip EVA foam

Plastic with Nylon straps

Plastic with Nylon straps

PP and EVA with cork, Nylon strap

0.273 kg (pair)

0.540 kg (pair)

0.560 kg (pair)

0.324 kg (single)

1 year

Lifetime (10 years on parts)

1 year

1 year

Best Trekking and Hiking Poles Australia

Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking poles

Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles

Best For Ultralight Hikers

Pros
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Packable into or onto a small backpack
  • Reduces down to very small size
  • Durable
  • Adjustable wrist straps
Cons
  • No length adjustment
  • Not very versatile
  • Handgrip not as comfortable as other poles