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 shaft sections are connected by a concealed inner cord that runs through all three sections of the poles. After each shaft section is aligned, pull them taught until you hear the "click" that indicates the push-button lock is engaged. This innovate design saves weight and increases collapsibility while still delivering surprising strength. Unlike many foldable poles on the market, LEKI Micro Vario poles also offer a short range of adjustability. By utilizing the integrated easy-to-use Speed Lock lever, you can adjust the length of the poles from 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
- Works great
Likes: Collapsible AND adjustable. Comfortable. Comes with plastic tip protectors. Sleek looking.
- Stable, packable, with a nice grip
Likes: I like the cork handles in rain or with sweaty hands. The continuation of padding down the pole for grip on steep uphills is an advantage over the main Black Diamond competitor in this range. The straps and the ability to adjust them quickly are quite nice and have proven more durable than others I have. It’s also very easy to find replacement parts from Leki.
Dislikes: It can be quite difficult for my wife to break these poles down as it can be hard to press the button in before folding. This has broken in a bit with usage and become easier. I also wish the clip locks were aluminum instead of plastic
- Best trekking pole ever.
Likes: Love the compact and weight of this trekking pole. Cork is definitely a must when it comes to a trekking pole in my opinion, it helps absorb moisture and the comfort pays off. I’ve used cascade mountain from amazon and black diamond ones before (not to say they’re not great), but these are just that much better.
Dislikes: To be honest, nothing yet. No problems what’s so ever.
- Lightweight and compact
Likes: Lightweight and compact
- Stability and comfort within my grasp!
Likes: The cork handles and straps performed well in my hike at the Gila National Forest, my first hike, my first time using trekking poles, it made a significant difference with my stability climbing and descending mountains. Adjusting the length was easy and no hindrance to my hike, arms did not tire out from my 17 mile hike. Love the invention, and cork handles most of all, will use on my next hike.
Dislikes: The cost at $109 is steep, many hikers go to Costco for a $30-40 pair that holds up just as well, but I went with a tried a true company (Leki), to ensure my hike was comfortable and confident.
- Used them briefly just walking around to check the stability of them and they felt comfortable and sturdy. I wanted to put snow baskets so I could use them for snowshoeing, but couldn’t get the small baskets off.
Likes: Lightweight and compact
Dislikes: I can’t get the baskets off to change to snow baskets, don’t know why.
- Great poles
Likes: The best cork handles made. Pack down small enough to fit in a day pack. Come with a storage/transport bag, a huge plus. Materials are solid.
Dislikes: The tab button might be prone to rust (a similar tab on my Black Diamond's did rust). Always dry fully extended before storing. the baskets don't have cut out's like the BD's to secure the poles when broken down, the bag replaces the need but adds minimal weight.
- Great for traveling
Likes: They fold up really easily - pack in a backpack or a suitcase.
- Leki always make the best trekking poles
Likes: First of all Backcountry Edge are the best! Leki have the best ergonomic grips and the poles break down really small and set up fast.
Dislikes: Not a single complaint
- 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.
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