Weighing in at 17.57 ounces per pair and featuring easy-to-adjust external locking mechanisms, LEKI Corklite poles are ideal for first time users, hikers or backpackers
Incorporating a positive angle that preserves a natural position for your wrists, the dynamic, lightweight AERGON COR-TEC grips have an ovoid shape that can be palmed or held traditionally. The grips are made from 80% natural ground cork and 20% latex, making them strong and comfortable. 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.
LEKI's Speed Lock 2 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.
Corklite 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 Corklite trekking poles have a usable adjustability range of 26.4"-53.1".
- Sold in pairs
- Lightweight Aluminum shafts
- Speed Lock External System
- AERGON COR-TEC natural cork composite grips
- Security wrist straps
- Carbide flex tips
- Works with all LEKI baskets (sold separately)
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking Warranty Limited Lifetime Type Aluminum Shafts Minimum Length 39.4" (100 cm)
Collapsed length of 26.4" (67 cm)
Maximum Length 51.2 (135 cm) Item Weight 17.57 oz/pair
Real Customer Reviews
- Good choice
Likes: Comfortable grip, adjustable height, handy for holding back overgrowth on trails, removing spider webs in path, and balance crossing streams, etc.
Dislikes: Straps are comfortable, but I would like to see a clip for detachment like on some of the other poles. Found it a little inconvenient to keep removing hands from straps in order to take photos.
- Ok poles
Likes: I like the weight of these poles and the trifold. Easy to adjust and the cork grip is great.
Dislikes: When hiking I feel a little bit of a flex in the poles. I wish it felt a tad more solid.
- Strong and Comfortable
Likes: I tried out probably every pole on the market to fit my dainty man paws and finally settled to drop some cash on this pair of sticks. And let me tell you, it is worth it. The grip is incredibly comfortable with the cork having a great skin feel when latched down with the wrist strap. Adjusting the pole is easy all around. The speedlock system works great and I haven't had a problem with slipping so far, something that has always worried me about collapsible poles. Tightening the sections are these small little screws. They are a bit hard to twist, especially if its cold out, but hold fast once set. The tip on these is quite grippy, and held me fast when I was out in 4" of mud in the rain. They are a little heavy compared to something like a Gossamer Gear stick, but I suppose this is a great arm workout! Overall, would recommend to most anybody.
Dislikes: However, I am concerned about longtime durability. I tried out the Black Diamond Alpines and I'm fairly certain there's no way to physically break them. Here, though, even after tightening the sections, I still feel a little bend. Now, this not something that has failed on me on the trail, but has me worried for the future. Another worry is the mechanism for adjusting the wrist strap. I've adjusted them twice now (once upon opening and another time when wearing snow mitts) and can already see the fabric starting to stretch and fray. The way to adjust them is kind of violent. You tug upwards fairly hard to unhinge the lock in the handle, pull, and then yank down again to tighten them. I feel like there could be a better option considering the damage already done. Thankfully, warranties exist. Beyond these two future worries though, the poles are holding up fine and will be with me on a snowshoeing trip. I'll update then after seeing how they hold up.
- Much better
Likes: I hiked for the first time with trekking poles on a guided tour of Havasu Falls. I was still 50/50 on their use, but decided to give it a shot in the White Mountains of NH near my home. I purchased a set of off brand poles that had strong reviews on Amazon and those poles were horrible! A lot of vibration and other issues that made using them uncomfortable. I returned those and ordered these Leki's after Backcountry Edge awesome customer service matched a competitors sale price. Its Nov in NH now and hiking season is nearly over, but already I can tell these are a huge improvement over the other pair I returned. I think these will sway my decision to use poles more often. Two of Backcountry Edge youtube videos on these poles and how to properly hike with them were a big help! Thank you!
Dislikes: I wish it came with a storage bag and the rubber foot caps some other poles are packaged with.
Likes: The snap locks paired with the tension screw make for quick and easy adjustments.
- They they have a great warranty.
Likes: Light weight
- Excellent Trekking Poles
Dislikes: Wish they collapsed just a little more but it's a tradeoff
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