Ultralight Trekking Poles at Backcountry Edge

LEKI Carbonlite (2013) Trekking Poles (Pair)

Ideal for thru-hikers and ounce-counting backpackers, LEKI Carbonlite trekking poles weight just 14.3 ounces per pair! Trail-tested internal-locking mechanisms keep weight to a minimum while providing secure adjustability.

LEKI
Carbonlite (2013)

  • 14.3 oz/pair
  • Ultra-lightweight performance
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  • Reg. Price: $179.95
    $129.95
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Poles  (Pair)

Ideal for ounce-counting hikers, adventure racers and ultra-marathoners or any outdoor enthusiast looking for streamlined performance, carbon fiber Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Poles deliver lightweight, collapsible performance.

Black Diamond
Ultra Distance Z-Poles

  • 9.3-9.7 oz/pair
  • Award-winning, carbon performance
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  • Reg. Price: $159.94
    $106.95
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LEKI Carbonlite XL (2013) Trekking Poles (Pair)

Ideal for thru-hikers and ounce-counting backpackers, LEKI Carbonlite XL trekking poles offer premium performance at weight of just 14.8 ounces per pair! LEKI even includes an adapter to convert one of the poles to a camera monopod.

LEKI
Carbonlite XL (2013)

  • 14.8 oz/pair
  • Includes AERGON Photo Adapter
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  • Reg. Price: $219.95
    $149.95
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LEKI Micro Vario Carbon (2014) Trekking Poles (Pair)

Updated for 2014! Ideal for ounce-counting and space-saving hikers, mountaineers or trail-runners, LEKI Micro Vario Carbon trekking poles offer ultra-lightweight (15.6 oz/per pair), adjustable performance in pack-friendly dimensions.

LEKI
Micro Vario Carbon (2014)

  • 15.6 oz/pair
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  • Reg. Price: $199.95
    $154.95
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Komperdell C3 Carbon Powerlock Trekking Poles (Pair)

Weighing less than 14 ounces per pair, Komperdell C3 Carbon Powerlock poles are among the lightest trekking poles on the market. These carbon-fiber, three-section poles also feature easy-to-use external locking mechanisms.

Komperdell
C3 Carbon Powerlock

  • 13.5 oz/pair
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  • Reg. Price: $139.94
    $104.95
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Komperdell Carbon Expedition Vario 4 Trekking Poles (Pair)

Employing an ultra-lightweight and extremely collapsible design, Komperdell Carbon Expedition Vario 4 poles are built for backcountry and high-peak demands. A hybrid carbon and aluminum design provides reliability at a lower-than-average weight.

Komperdell
Carbon Expedition Vario 4

  • 15.4 oz/pair
  • Reg. Price: $179.94
    $116.95
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Exped Explorer 130 Trekking Poles (Pair)

Lightweight (14.46 oz per pair) and collapsible, Exped Explorer 130 trekking poles feature 4 telescoping DAC aluminum sections that provide a broad range of adjustability (41"-51") while packing down small enough to fit inside your pack or luggage.

Exped
Explorer 130

  • 14.46 oz per pair
  • Ultralight and compact trekking pole
  • Reg. Price: $149.99
    $109.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
MSR Swift 3 Trekking Poles (Pair)

New for 2014! An ultra-lightweight option for year-round hiking and backpacking, MSR Swift 3 trekking poles offer intuitive, fast and secure adjustability. Despite durable 7000 series aluminum construction, these poles weigh just 15.9 ounces per pair!

MSR
Swift 3

  • 15.9 oz/pair
  • Ultra-lightweight 3-part pole
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  • Reg. Price: $129.95
    $103.95
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Exped Explorer 120 Trekking Poles (Pair)

Lightweight (13.76 oz per pair) and collapsible, Exped Explorer 120 trekking poles feature 4 telescoping DAC aluminum sections that provide a broad range of adjustability (37"-47") while packing down small enough to fit inside your pack or luggage.

Exped
Explorer 120

  • 13.76 oz per pair
  • Ultralight and compact trekking pole
  • Reg. Price: $144.99
    $115.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Komperdell C2 Carbon Powerlock Women's Trekking Poles (Pair)

Weighing a mere 12 ounces per pair, Komperdell C2 Carbon Powerlock Women's poles are among the lightest trekking/snowshoeing poles on the market. These carbon-fiber, two-section poles also feature easy-to-use external locking mechanisms and extended length grips.

Komperdell
C2 Carbon Powerlock Women's

  • 12 oz/pair
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  • Reg. Price: $149.94
    $109.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
LEKI Cressida Women's Trekking Poles (Pair)

Durable construction and easy-to-use external locking mechanisms equip lightweight (17.4 oz per pair) LEKI Cressida Women's poles for year-round hiking or backpacking. Compact, innovative grips cater to female hikers and backpackers.

LEKI
Cressida Women's

  • 17.4 oz/pair
  • Lightweight, externally-locking aluminum poles
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  • Reg. Price: $159.95
    $119.96
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Women's  Trekking Poles (Pair)

New for 2014! Ideal for ounce-counting and space-saving hikers, mountaineers or trail-runners, LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Women’s trekking poles offer ultra-lightweight (15.7 oz/per pair), adjustable performance in pack-friendly dimensions.

LEKI
Micro Vario Carbon Women's

  • 15.7 oz/pair
  • Reg. Price: $199.95
    $154.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
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