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TOP 5 BEST TREKKING POLES FOR TALL PEOPLE 2020

Trekking poles give you a grip while you trek across rough terrain, muddy tracks, or help keep your footing while crossing a stream. In a way, they help folks with a history of hip and knee issues take some load off those pressure points while hiking, especially with a heavy backpack.

Whatever your reason may be, you want trekking poles that are right for you.

As a 6ft7 hiking enthusiast this can often be easier said than done!

As usual (see my tents for tall people reviews), I’ve taken it upon myself and my crew to solve this dilemma and make it easy for you to shop for a quality trekking pole in the process. I’ll make a comprehensive review of the five (5) best trekking poles for tall people you can find on the market.

They will be 130cm or taller. Whether you need one to ease a health issue or to feel like a four-legged primate on your hike, you’re on the right trail.

Let’s go…

5. Bafx Products Adjustable Hiking Poles

The Bafx Products Adjustable hiking poles are easily the most popular trekking poles you can find online. It’s not hard to decipher the reason when you see their dirt-cheap price. Aside from this, they are functional and versatile – slated suitable for kids 3’6″ and adults up to 6’4″ tall.

Key Features

  • Made from aluminum
  • Adjusts from 67cm to 135cm
  • Twist-to-lock
  • Weighs 12.4oz per pole
  • Cork grip
  • Accessories: 2 mud baskets; 4 rubber tips

What I Like About This Product

The best thing I enjoyed with these low-budget trekking poles is their anti-shock mechanism. You can decide to activate or deactivate it on each pole, but I bet you won’t want to do the latter.

Considering its price, it makes a great place to start for anyone who’s on the doubting end of trekking poles. Also, for a product so cheap, its customer service support is overwhelming. Aside from reaching out for your feedback, you can have the poles replaced if you have any issues.

What I Don’t Like About This Product

 

The rubber tips are loose-fitting, so they can easily get lost while hiking. The good thing is, there are spare ones, perhaps because of the manufacturer’s knowledge of that.

Pros

 

  • Good bang for the buck
  • Controllable anti-shock
  • Ergonomic cork grip with straps
  • Easy adjustment
  • Sturdy for its price

Cons

  • Rubber tips can come loose
  • Twist-to-lock is out of favor but remains functional in this model

Takeaway

These trekking poles are all you need if you are looking for the cheapest ones you can find first. For their price, they can’t be beaten.

 

 


4. Foxelli Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles

The Foxelli trekking poles are a top online seller. Their main selling point is mostly affordability, but they are also functional. The poles are highly adjustable to fit most tall guys, come with baskets/accessories to hike all-season, and have a tungsten carbide tip.

Key Features

  • 100% carbon fiber
  • Weighs 7oz per pole
  • Adjustable from 24” to 55” (61cm-140cm)
  • Shock and noise absorbent
  • Cam-lock
  • Cork grip
  • Accessories: Dual snow baskets, asphalt tips, mud baskets, and storage tips; carry bag; carrying clip

What I Like About This Product

For folks who’ve got sweaty hands, the cork grip absorbs sweat without becoming slippery or chipping away.

At the highest height setting, this pole can fit just about any person, so it makes an excellent option for tall people. And the locks would hold up under pressure or weight. Although trekking poles aren’t designed to hold users full weight

That aside, it’s lightweight, sturdy, and of course, easy on the pocket.

What I Don’t Like About This Product

The height adjustment locks come loose. This means that you may have to tighten or adjust them after each hike.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Quick and easy adjustment
  • Comfy straps
  • Handful of accessories
  • Sweat absorbent grip

Cons

  • Tightening the height lock is somewhat difficult

Takeaway

The Foxelli trekking poles get the job done for a pocket-friendly price and the backing of tons of customers. The shock-absorbing action is also a plus.


 

 

3. Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Trekking Poles

Anyone who’s been shopping hiking equipment for a while would know Black Diamond to be a credible brand. Even better, they dominate the online trekking poles scene.

The BD Alpine trekking poles are premium, ticking all the right boxes with exceptional features that set them apart from regular hiking poles.

Key Features

  • Carbon fiber and aluminum shaft
  • Weighs 16oz per pole
  • Dual-density cork grip with adjustable straps
  • EVA foam grip extension
  • Flick lock adjustability
  • Adjusts from 63.5cm to 130cm
  • Accessories: interchangeable carbide tips; trekking and powder baskets

What I Like About This Product

Despite extending only 130cm, it’s well-suited for tall people up to 6’4″, and it’s one of the best collapsible trekking poles.

The Dual Flick Lock mechanism is a game-changer from Balck Diamond. It solves the common issue of the poles loosening and needing readjustment during hikes.

Overall, they are sturdy, robust, easy-to-handle, and well worth the price. The use of multiple materials for the shaft and grip is also worth mentioning as a top-quality feature.

What I Don’t Like About This Product

After some issues with Black Diamond’s supply chain, some of the poles in-stock may have inferior flick locks. A few users complained of the plastic cover breaking in-box or on the first use.

Pros

  • Solid construction
  • Easy-to-use and efficient lock mechanism
  • Comfortable foam grip
  • Premium materials

Cons

  • Flick Lock Pro now has plastic material
  • Relatively heavy
  • Pricy

Takeaway

These trekking poles make a quality choice whether you need them for a health issue or just to aid walking rhythm on a trail. Plus, they can last a lifetime, so the price tag is justified.

 


 

2. Leki Civetta Pro Trekking Pole

The Civette Pro is a top-of-the-line trekking pole with robust shafts built to take a beating. It is the ultimate pole for tall people of literally any height.

Key Features

  • Aluminum build
  • Aergon soft and Thermo Long grip
  • Speed Lock 2 lock
  • Weighs 11oz per pole
  • Adjusts 110cm to 150cm

What I Like About This Product

The design of the Civetta Pro, like the Black Diamond Alpine, is suitable for steep slopes and easy hikes without having to readjust the height. Their foam grip extension allows you to hold them a little lower support on downhills.

While the main grip – Aergon Soft – is plastic, it is ergonomic for handling in multiple positions and openings for increased airflow and less sweat.

The pole length is nothing short of amazing. You are allowed free adjustment up to 150cm, which is more than enough for even a 7-foot giant. It comes in handy for tarp setups better than regular-sized poles.

Finally, the locking mechanism is slick, light, and has a high holding force. It actually uses the Speed Lock 2 system found in more expensive Leki poles.

What I Don’t Like About This Product

As a premium trekking pole model, there’s anything to hate about it. Although the plastic grip is somewhat awkward despite its ergonomicn and breathable features.

 Pros

  • Great value
  • Ventilated handle and foam mid-grip
  • Suitable for any height
  • Baskets are easy to handle
  • Impressive pole adjustment

Cons

  • Plastic grip

Takeaway

If you are a freak of nature with colossal limbs, you’d finally meet your match with the Leki Civetta Pro trekking poles. It’s functional for anyone that finds 130-135cm poles too small.

 


 

1. Leki Sherpa XL Speed Lock Trekking Pole

Finally, the #1 trekking pole for tall people – Leki Sherpa XL trekking pole. The Sherpa XL not only looks extra sturdy but is actually up to the task for use in mountain terrains and rough downhills. And, of course, you can count on it support a towering frame.

Key Features

  • Aluminium HTS shaft
  • Speed Lock 2 adjustment
  • Aergon Thermo Long grip
  • Weighs 9oz per pole
  • Adjusts from 20cm to 145cm

What I Like About This Product

Without a doubt, the first thing to like about the Sherpa XL is its unique build for taller people. While that’s something you can get in its taller cousin, Civetta Pro, the build quality sets it apart.

The shafts are made with robust aluminum that’s relatively lighter while still being durable. However, they have a similar Aergon grip and Speed Lock 2 locking mechanism.

On a personal note, I adore the yellow camo-like design of the Sherpa XL’s strap.

What I Don’t Like About This Product

The only gripe with these poles, which I’d say is expected, is that their 70cm minimum length can be an issue when they need to be packaged.

Pros

  • Long-lasting aluminum shaft
  • Lightweight despite its durability
  • Extended thermal grips are warm and non-slip
  • Fits any tall person
  • Premium anti-shock tip

 Cons

  • Still lengthy when collapsed

Takeaway

The Leki Civetta Pro ticks all the boxes for premium comfort, exceptional durability, and ultimately, a good fit for tall folks. And I mean, any tall person!

Further Reading

Check out my reviews on the best hiking shoes and best camping chairs for tall people.

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