Black Diamond Ultra Distance Trekking Pole
These Black Diamond trekking poles top the list due to their astounding weight-to-solidity ratio, versatility and overall superior performance on the trails. The carbon fiber frame is ultra lightweight and ridiculously sturdy with four pole length options to choose from (the heaviest weighing a mere 10.4 ounces.) An ingenious folding system collapses the poles down to barely longer than a ruler while foam grips and ergonomic wrist straps ensure hand and wrist comfort.
These poles include a small basket which will complement any of your 3-season outdoor adventures (larger basket configurations are ideal for snowy or extra muddy conditions.) Since these poles aren't adjustable, you can't adapt them to varied terrains like hills and traverses, but many users are willing to trade this luxury in favor of the weight savings.