New for 2013! Perfect for year-round outdoor adventurer, the LEKI TourStick Vario Carbon offers maximum collapsibility and high-end performance for any and all conditions. Hybrid aluminum and carbon construction balances weight and durability.
Incorporating an ergonomic angle that preserves a natural position for your wrists, lightweight AERGON Thermofoam Tour grips have an ovoid shape that can be palmed or held traditionally. A rubberized, dimpled top offers a textured grip point and easy-adjust straps reduce stress on your wrists and provide additional security and comfort. The extended length of the grips allows you to grasp lower on the shaft, eliminating the need to shorten the length of the poles every time you encounter a steep slope or side hill traverse.
A PE-coated Kevlar tension cord connects five pole sections, allowing the TourStick Vario Carbon to collapse to a mere 15.5” and expand to its full height with a single-pull assembly. The uppermost section of the pole employs a SpeedLock external locking system to offer a usable adjustability range of 45.25-53 inches. The upper shafts are constructed of sleek, lightweight carbon fiber while the lower shafts are made of aluminum to guard against edge cuts.
Carbide flex tips deflect up to 30 degrees without damaging the lower pole sections. This reduces the risk of pole breakage if poles get caught between rocks or tree roots on the trail. Broad retro-Bandit baskets are included for on-trail or moderate, packed snow. A simple screw on/off design keeps the baskets secure and allows you to swap in lower profile trekking baskets or broader Deep Powder baskets (both sold separately).
LEKI TourStick Vario Carbon trekking poles are sold in pairs.
LEKI part number: T6372705