Ideal for ounce-counting and space-saving hikers, mountaineers, or even trail-runners, LEKI Makalu FX Carbon AS trekking poles offer lightweight (18.8 oz/per pair), adjustable, and shock-absorbing performance in pack-friendly dimensions. Carbon fiber upper shafts and an aluminum lower shaft section excellently balance weight and durability.
Incorporating an ergonomic angle that preserves a natural position for your wrists, lightweight Aergon Air foam grips have an ovoid shape that can be palmed or held traditionally. Rubberized tops with a diamond surface 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 poles feature LEKI's Dynamic Suspension System (DSS) that reduces peak impact force by up to 40%, protecting muscles, joints, and ligaments. LEKI places the shock absorption system close to the point of impact by positioning it right above the tip of the pole.
The shaft sections are connected by a concealed inner cord that runs throughout the poles. After each shaft section is aligned, pull them taut until you hear the "click" that indicates the ELD (External Locking Device) is engaged. This innovative design saves weight and increases collapsibility while still delivering surprising strength. Unlike many foldable poles on the market, these poles also offer a short range of adjustability. By utilizing the integrated easy-to-use Speed Lock 2 Plus lever, you can adjust the length of the poles from 43.3"-51.2". The poles collapse down to 15.7" when not in use.
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. LEKI's Trekking Baskets are included and are interchangeable with other baskets (sold separately).
The poles are treated with a matte-clear coat to protect them from scratches while providing an attractive polished finish.
LEKI Makalu FX Carbon AS trekking poles are sold in pairs.