High-performance carbon fiber LEKI MCT 12 Vario trekking poles offer incredible versatility. They have the length adjustability, strength, and sturdy grips that backpackers demand while coming in at a weight (14.1 ounces per pair) and packed size (16.5" collapsed) that are music to the ears of trail runners and thru-hikers.
Cross Shark cork grips employ LEKI's dynamic Trigger Shark straps to create a connection point between your hands and the poles. This provides ergonomic performance, enhances agility, and effectively transfers power while in use. A security release system enables you to quickly connect and disconnect from the poles to change your grip position. If you prefer, you can remove the straps entirely and use the poles without them. The grips themselves, while still lightweight and ergonomic, are far more robust than what is often found on running poles and gives the MCT 12 Vario far better ability to serve as your go-to pole regardless of the activity or conditions.
The "foldable" design of the poles consists of a concealed inner cord that runs through all four carbon shaft sections. After each shaft section is aligned, the internal Core Locking Device tensions the poles and locks each section securely in place. Simply pull on the aligned sections until you hear the confirming "click" that the sections are locked securely in place. When you are ready to collapse the poles, repeat that quick step to disengage the lock and fold up your poles. 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 lever, you can adjust the length of the poles from 43.3"-51.2".
The poles use low-profile trail running tips. The carbide tips provide strength and grip while minimal baskets reduce the risk of the poles getting caught between rocks or tree roots on the trail.
LEKI MCT 12 Vario trekking poles are sold in pairs.