Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ $170
Trekking poles are necessary when tackling steep, technical terrain, particularly in the mountains. But it’s no fun dragging around heavy, cumbersome gear that you’ll only use sparingly during a day of moving fast through singletrack. We recommend the Distance Carbon FLZ because, just as the name suggests, they are made of carbon fibre, which makes them ultra-light. They are also easily collapsable and easy to stow.