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LEKI Ultralite Ti Air Ergo Trekking Poles - 1 Pair
|Description from Backcountry:|
The Ultralite Ti Air Ergo is Leki's lightest, most compact trekking
pole, weighing in at a mere 15.3 ounces. This three-section pole is the
ultimate for long trips where every ounce counts, or for a quick lap
around the local hill when you want the lightest swing weight possible.
Comfort features include the Automatic Comfort Strap (ACS) and the Air
Ergo grip. Also features the Easy Lock System (ELS), which quickly and
securely locks the pole's length with minimal effort. The Carbide
Flextip can flex up to 30 degrees without damaging the pole shaft;
perfect for trekking on hard surfaces such as rock and ice.
I had purchased a set of poles about six months ago and was sharing with the wife (one each as a walking stick). After making a pack trip solo and using both, I realized that was a much better way to go. They are great and DO take some stress off the knees, especially on the downhill carrying a heavy pack for me. Having backpacked for over 35 years, I am surprised it took me so long to finally try poles. If you haven’t yet, do so, you won’t regret it.
The poles worked great on my trip to West Virginia - lots of rocks to balance on - muddy puddles to traverse - they were wonderful. I found that they are easy to adjust but sometimes it's difficult to tell when they are locked fully in position - counting the number of times you have twisted the bottoms is a little lame - still, they're great and I wouldn't trade them - so very light!!!