We all need some poles to lean on.
Your legs do a lot for you, so show them a little love with the Leki Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec Trekking Poles. Made of lightweight aluminum with a Cor-Tec cork and rubber grip, the Micro Vario provides plenty of support on the trail, with a collapsible design that makes them easy to pack up and strap onto your pack when the terrain doesn't call for extra support. The Cor-Tec grip combines comfortable cork and rubber, with an extension for grip on steep trails and side hills, a carbide flex tip that won't slip on rocks and roots, and trekking baskets that don't sink into mud or sand but won't get hung up on branches and bushes, either.
- Collapsible aluminum shaft
- Speed Lock 2 locking mechanism
- Cor-Tec cork and rubber grip with extension
- Carbide flex tip
- Trekking baskets
- Q & A
Great and durable
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I used these poles for 2100 miles of the PCT. By the end they were starting to fall apart but that is to be expected at that level of usage (i expected them to fall apart at 500 miles)
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I was glad I had read some other reviews and already knew that people had a hard time figuring out how to extend the poles so that the hidden retaining button fully popped out. I am 6'2” and with the poles fully extended they were at the right height. These fold down much smaller than the collapsible poles. They did a great job pulling my 260 body up out of the Grand Canyon. These fold up small enough to stash anywhere.
Amazing Quality and Performance
Light as a feather with all the performance of a Heavy Duty pole. I love Lelki's and now I'll never go anywhere else for Trekking Poles. Why haven't you bought these yet?
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I used to think that I would never use poles unless I was skiing. That has all changed. I am recovering from knee surgery so I picked up a pair of these so I could do a little hiking. They help a lot more than I expected. The extra stability and extra load off my knees is just what I needed. I am sure that I will be using them after I have fully recovered. I really like how light and adjustable these are. Adjusting the height and the straps couldn't be easier. I also really like how fast the go together and collapse.
Besides length adjustment and color, are there any other major differences between the men's and women's poles?
There is no difference, and actually, most if not all trekking poles are unisex.