This video shows how to set up and adjust LEKI's Micro Vario style trekking poles.
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.
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.
The Speed Lock System consists of a concealed inner cord that runs through all three sections of the Micro Vario Carbon poles. After each shaft section is aligned, the external Speed Lock lever flips down to tension the pole and lock each section securely in place. This innovate design saves weight and increases collapsibility while still delivering surprising strength and a short range of adjustability of 43.5"-51".
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. Small profile 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 Micro Vario Carbon poles to be converted for winter use.
LEKI Micro Vario Carbon trekking poles are sold in pairs.
- Shafts made from lightweight, high modular carbon for superb flexibility and an easy swing
- Speed Lock System
- AERGON Thermo XL grip
- Security wrist straps
- Carbide flex tips
- Works with all LEKI baskets (sold separately)
- Sold in pairs
Recommended Use High-Performance, Ultra-Lightweight Mountaineering, Hiking and Backpacking Warranty One-Year Limited Type Carbon Fiber Shafts Minimum Length Collapsed Length:15" (38 cm)
Usable Length: 43" (110 cm)
Maximum Length 51" (130 cm) Item Weight 15.6 oz/pair
Likes: Perfect, excellent product, Thank you
Dislikes: All that was stated in its description. Lightweight and adjustable.
Likes: I love the compactability of these poles! The small size makes it easy to pack in my carry-on baggage and it didn't take up much space. When extended, I used these poles to both scale up and across slanted slabs of the Morrison Formation in Utah's Dinosaur National Monument and was well supported with a controlled jump down off of rocks. Fully supported through soft sifting sands and transitional surfaces, like the rubbled gravel across a large slab that almost sent me careening downward into the water. These poles helped stop my sliding and once standing again, gripped solid and gripped strong so I could trek across the slab safely.
Dislikes: The red carry sack. It is functional as is, but I wished the top half of the sack was mesh for air to dry the mud.