Updated for 2014! Combining lightweight design with features like antishock, advanced locking mechanisms and extended ergonomic grips, LEKI's Thermolite XL Antishock trekking poles offer support and durability at a weight of only 17.6 ounces per pair.
Thermolite XL Antishock trekking poles feature LEKI's Soft Antishock Lite System (SLS) that reduces stress on the joints, muscles and ligaments. The combination of internal steel springs and elastomer creates a smooth and unique suspension system that is quieter and reduces shock more effectively than other designs. LEKI places the absorption system closer to the point of impact by embedding it inside the shafts of the lower pole sections, keeping the springs cleaner and requiring less maintenance.
Incorporating an ergonomic angle that preserves a natural position for your wrists, lightweight AERGON Thermo XL grips have an ovoid shape that can be palmed or held traditionally. Rubberized, dimpled tops offer textured grip points and ultra-lightweight, easy-to-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 shafts, eliminating the need to shorten the length of the poles every time you encounter a steep slope or side hill traverse.
LEKI's Speed Lock system utilizes integrated stainless steel pressure plates to provide a secure lock and keep pole sections from slipping. The fiberglass-reinforced mechanism resists stretching so it retains its locking ability after repeated use. NOTE: The lowest shaft sections employ more traditional internal locking mechanisms that provide strong, secure closure without inhibiting the shock absorption.
Thermolite XL Antishock poles employ carbide flex tips that deflect up to 30 degrees without damaging the lower pole sections. This reduces the risk of pole breakage if the pole should get caught between rocks or tree roots on the trail. Standard trekking baskets are included and are interchangeable with a simple screw on/off design that stays secure. Optional snowflake and deep powder baskets (sold separately) allow the poles to be converted for winter use.
Sold in pairs, LEKI Thermolite XL Antishock trekking poles have a usable adjustability range of 27.2"-53.1".
LEKI part number: T634 2134