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Trekking poles

Gear Review: MSR SureLock TR-3

A trekking pole that's easy to adjust on the fly.

Gear Guide 2012: Dynafit Broad Peak Trekking Poles

These adjustable poles use a glove-friendly locking mechanism that helps to create a responsive feel.

Gear Guide 2012: Leki Micro Stick Trekking Poles

The Micro Stick collapses easily for great packability.

Gear Guide 2012: Helinox Featherlite Trekking Poles

Durable and lightweight, these poles offer an impressive strength-to-weight ratio.

Gear Guide 2012: Kids' Gear

Our littlest testers give a thumbs-up to these field-proven products.

Gear Review: Helinox Featherlite Lever Button Trekking Poles

Mother's Day Gift Guide: WEEKEND HIKER

Outfit your mama with the perfect overnight gear.

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2011

Whether you're shopping for your wife, mom, girlfriend, or BFF we've done the heavy lifting for you with 40 picks that are sure to make her Mother's Day.

Mother's Day Gift Guide: LEKI Cressida AERGON Speedlock

Save your knees with these lightweight poles made especially for women

Gear Review: Easton CTR-80 Trekking Poles

An all-carbon trekking pole that absorbs shock through the grip.

Gear Review: Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-pole

Gear Review: Leki Aergon Photoadapter Kit

Turn your Leki trekking pole into a monopod for photo ops.

How To Slideshow: FIx and Maintain Your Trekking Poles

Make those tried and true trekking poles last forever with these maintenance tips.

Editors' Choice 2011: Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Poles

Get a grip on the best carbon poles we've ever tested.

Slideshow: Adjusting Trekking Pole Straps For Max Effect

Little did you know, but there's a right way and wrong way to strap on those trekking poles. Use this tutorial for maximum comfort and utility.

How-To Slideshow: Install Leave No Trace Trekking Pole Tips

In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you exactly how to put rubber tips on your trekking poles.

How-To Slideshow: Adjust Your Trekking Pole Straps

In this step-by-step guide, we show you exactly how to use trekking pole straps effectively.

How-To Slideshow: Adjust Your Trekking Poles For Varying Terrain

In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you the proper height of trekking poles for various types of terrain.

Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Tubbs Xplore Snowshoe Kit

Anyone on your holiday lineup looking to launch into snowshoeing? Tubbs has packaged up three essentials into this smart, well-priced starter kit.

Gear School: Trekking Poles

Pick the perfect telescoping sticks. Your legs will thank us in the morning.

Gear Review: Leki Corklite AERGON SpeedLock Trekking Poles

Flick-lock poles that really work as promised.

Gear Review: Black Diamond Syncline

These trekking poles are cheap and light.

Gear Review: Exped Explorer Trekking Poles

Lighter than many carbon-fiber models and extremely collapsible, these poles are perfect for all hikers and ultralighters.

Gear Review: Black Diamond Expedition Trekking Poles

Skiing, hiking, or mountaineering–these Black Diamond poles are made for it all.

Gear School 2009: Essentials

From sleeping pads to trekking poles, we'll have you good to go in no time.

Trekking Poles Review: Leki Carbonlite

Our reviewer found the Leki Carbonlite poles "tough, compact, and eerily light...."

March 2008 Essentials Review: Trekking Poles

Backpacker Gear Guide: Essentials

Packs, tents, boots, and bags–that's easy. Now comes the hard part: Everything else. Below, you'll find our top picks for all the lust-worthy backcountry essentials you'll need to make your trip safe, fun, and simple.

Start Smart: Have Poles, Will Hike Longer

How to get the most out of your trekking poles

The Science Behind Trekking Poles

Now here's scientific proof that trekking poles are a hiker's best friend.

Buying Better Poles

Follow these 10 essentials to pick the right trekking poles.

Planting Pole Pointers

How to make sure you stay upright on your poles.

Preserving Your Poles

Trail-proven ways to keep your trekking sticks healthy and strong.

Make Your Own Walking Stick

Ease the load on your knees and shoulders by making a hiking stick.

A Long Life For Your Trekking Poles

Keep your trekking poles clean and maintained with these tips.

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