Ideal for hikers mountaineers or trail-runners who value maximum collapsibility but don’t want to part with adjustability LEKI Micro Vario Ti COR-TEC aluminum trekking poles offer durable lightweight (18.55 oz/per pair) performance in pack-friendly dimensions.
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. 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 Ti COR-TEC 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 (packed size of 15“) while still delivering surprising strength and a short range of adjustability of 43"-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 Ti COR-TEC poles to be converted for winter use.
LEKI Micro Vario Ti COR-TEC trekking poles are sold in pairs.
- Sold in pairs
- Lightweight Aluminum shafts
- Speed Lock 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, Travel Warranty Limited Lifetime Type Aluminum Shafts Minimum Length 43.3" (110 cm)
Collapsed length of 15" (38 cm)
Maximum Length 51" (130 cm) Item Weight 18.55 oz/pair
Real Customer Reviews
- Good first trekking poles
Likes: After hiking 45 miles on the AT through Shenandoah, it became clear that I could use some trekking poles. I like that these poles pack down pretty small and a reasonably light for being aluminum. I took them out for a 14-mile hike further up the AT and they certainly made the descents easier to manage.
Dislikes: Two minor complaints at the moment. I did have the poles shorten a bit even with the Speedlock engaged. I need to see if there is a way to tighten that more. Also, I have a bit of a hard time pressing down the push-button release to collapse the poles.
- Great poles!
Likes: Pack small. Very well made. Very light. Easy to adjust. Light but strong straps.
- Great Compact Trekking Pole!
Dislikes: A bit pricy, but good value for what it offers
If you are shorter than 5' it may be a bit tall for you. Since there is a base pole height of 110cm
- Great combo of weight and packability
Likes: I looked at a few options for new poles, and these were the perfect choice for my needs (don't weigh too much and fit easily inside a backpack). I thought about going carbon, but (1) it didn't seem worth the extra $$ to save not that many ounces, and (2) they didn't fold up like these. I've had no issues at with assembly/disassembly--both are super quick and easy. The added storage bag is nice to have too, in case I lose the protective tip covers (which I easily could). Highly recommended.
Dislikes: None so far
- Solid Trekking Poles
Likes: I bought two pairs of LEKI MICRO VARIO TI COR-TEC trekking poles and was very impressed with their lightweight, strength, and compact size. However, the carbon fiber version went on sale the very next day. I already own the carbon fiber DSS so I opted to trade these in for the carbon fiber version. There is not a thing wrong with this model. Just my preference. These are great trekking poles too.
- Like it
Likes: It's lightweight and collapsible. Like the holder. Like the entire design. Backcountry Edge sent me an email of instruction to set it up. Sweet.
Dislikes: It's so hard to get the push button exposed at the first time. I have to hold the bottom part with my feet and pull the upper part with my hands. Tried like for 5 mins? I was doubting whether it existed there for a moment.
- Great Collapsing Adjustable Trekking Poles
Likes: Compact design makes for easy storage. Terrific cork grips are comfortable even with sweaty hands. Good adjustability and locking system.
- Lightweight, easy to adjust
Likes: I wanted lightweight, durable trekking poles and that's what I have. I use these as much for impromptu shelter setup as I do for walking/hiking, and they've done all I've asked of them so far. Great, light, comfortable poles!
Dislikes: None so far.
- first Z poles
Likes: I had used the corklite standard poles before purchasing these and wanted to switch to the Z style. I'm so glad I did. It is way better for traveling and the tension system is so easy to use. I was concerned on having the poles connected by cordage but after seeing how Leki protects it from damage this is no longer a problem in the slightest. You cannot go wrong with a Leki product in my opinion!
Dislikes: cannot collapse as small as the corklite in its "functioning" state but unless you are an EXTREMELY short person this point is moot. Other than that these are perfect.
- Very helpful for balance and stability
Likes: I questioned if I had lost my mind when I purchased these. But I have been climbing a very steep and rocky trail for exercise. At 68 I needed some additional help. I expected them to be helpful in descent, and the egg shaped tops and fully extended the poles are VERY helpful. But also in ascent, they are more helpful than I anticipated. Easily shortened, they help in maintaining balance and footing on the way up. Very strong. Break down and set up are easy. Seem to be very durable. I use the little rubber feet because of the large number of rocks that are walked on for this little hike. Now that I have used them, I would not want to take this arduous little jaunt without them. I like the grip. If I lost them today, I would re-purchase them.
Dislikes: Not a one...
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