See most common and highest rated gear in these surveys... 2020 was a odd year but there are years past and I think a 5 year round up somewhere in there.  There are also surveys for the CDT.

https://www.halfwayanywhere.com/trails/pacific-crest-trail/pct-gear-guide-2020/#highest-rated-pct-ge...

Mostly Black Diamond.

Personally for general backpacking I prefer aluminum poles over carbon fiber because they bend rather than shatter.  Foam or cork are more comfortable.  I wear sun gloves but most of my backpacking has been in the Sierra.  I like Black Diamond with the metal clips but the BD handles are a bit on the thinner side.

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