Gear Specialist Luke reviews the longer length LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Max trekking poles, which offer ultra-lightweight and adjustable performance while packing down compact.
Ideal for hikers, mountaineers or trail-runners who need a longer length, LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Max trekking poles offer ultra-lightweight (18.77 oz/per pair), adjustable performance in pack-friendly dimensions. The Micro Vario Carbon Max trekking poles extend up to 140 cm in length.
Incorporating an ergonomic angle that preserves a natural position for your wrists, lightweight AERGON Thermo Mid 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 2 System consists of a concealed inner cord that runs through all three sections of the Micro Vario Carbon Max 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 innovative design saves weight and increases collapsibility while still delivering surprising strength and a short range of adjustability of 120-140cm.
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.
LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Max trekking poles are sold in pairs.
- Sold in pairs
- Carbon Fiber shafts
- Aergon Thermo Mid handle
- Speed Lock System
- Includes LEKI Big Mountain baskets
- Security wrist straps
- Carbide tips
- Works with all other LEKI baskets (sold separately)
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking Item Weight 18.77 oz (pair) Warranty 1-Year Type Carbon Fiber Shafts Minimum Length 39.4" (100 cm) Maximum Length 55.1" (140 cm)