The Leki Makalu Antishock AS Trekking Poles make putting miles between your Dodge and the mountaintop easy. Having a set of trekking poles is like adding four-wheel drive to your body. Leki's Easy Lock System lets you adjust the poles' length to match terrain and quickly change length when needed.
The Soft Antishock System uses a spring and elastomer combination to tame rough ground and to keep the sting away from your hands. Inside the Makalu AS is a series of internal steel springs and elastomers to minimize vibration, resulting in far less stress on your hands, elbows, shoulder joints and ligaments than rigid trekking poles or walking sticks. Press and twist each pole to activate or deactivate the system to go spring-free on ascents and then opt for full cushioning on the gravity-aided trail descents.Three-section telescoping pole collapses from 56 to 28 inches for easy packing.
Easy Lock adjustment system provides optimum lock with less tightening torque. Ergo Soft foam grips and wrist straps are contoured to fit hands comfortably. Dome disc baskets provide extra support on soft terrain; can be easily removed and replaced thanks to threaded design. Transport clips lock the poles together in a neat easy-to-pack bundle. Mini-carabiner clips poles to the outside of your pack.In addition, a flexible tip won't bend or break when stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Bottom Line: From Noatak to Nepal your trek begins with the Leki Makalu Antishock AS poles.
|Shaft Material:||7075 Aluminum|
|Extendable Range:||69 – 149 cm|
|Locking Mechanism:||Twist cam|
|Shock Absorber:||Spring and elastomer|
|Protective Rubber Tips:||Available separately|
|Number of Baskets:||1 Set with poles|
|Recommended Use:||Trekking, hiking, walking|