About the LEKI Brand
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The company behind LEKI ski poles was founded in 1948 by Karl Lenhart. Dissatisfied with the equipment of his day, Lenhart spent considerable time and effort engineering what would soon become some of the best ski poles in the world. In the years since, LEKI poles have evolved from fiberglass composite shafts to aluminum and carbon fiber. In 1974, LEKI trekking poles were the first on the market to feature an adjustable-length shaft and, within four years, the poles were helping climbers summit Mount Everest. Select LEKI poles now feature anti-shock and Speed Lock adjustment technology, and the product range has even expanded to include LEKI gloves specially designed for mountaineering and skiing.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Barb from OH on Wednesday, June 13, 2018I am not a typical hiker. I'm a 60 year woman with numerous orthopedic issues who likes to walk on the asphalt nature paths close to my home. With a knee due for replacement and degenerative lumbar discs, I need all the help I can get with stability. These poles do the trick. I'm less than 5' tall and shrinking. The pole lengths are completely adjustable and they weigh less than 10 ounces each with the optional Leki rubber tips installed and the basket removed. They are perfect for me!
Reviewed by guanfeng from ???? on Wednesday, May 30, 2018Very good design, very light
Reviewed by Sometimes-Urban Jane from Pacific on Tuesday, May 15, 2018Pro: Speed-lock (YouTube - to learn how to adjust it, for safety.)
Pro: Shape of grip-handle
Pro: Versatility to use at walking-stick height or collapse to cane-height of lower.
Con: It is NOT the anti-shock version. (Which is why I returned it.)
I've used earlier model of this for several years.
When this arrived, and didn't seem to be the b familiar anti-shock, I contacted STP & LEKI. LEKI helped me understand that THIS one is NOT anti-shock, but there is another one (with this grip) now with both anti-shock and speed-lock. LEKI advised that if I'm already accustomed to the anti-shock and if it works for me (people have varying preferences) - to not keep this.
disappointed that STP hasn't corrected info in the description, especially add they had many interactions with me, in resolving the anti-shock issue.
If you don't need/want anti-shock, it's 4.5 stars. Small deduction because handle can break (but repairable).
Now, STP has similar+gripped Kompetdell - with anti-shock, but without the free-kick (& need to get own rubber tip, if for urban use).
Hope this helps.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by NGuyen Th from Califoria on Thursday, May 10, 2018It is great for price and production. I did the hiking yesterday and fell comfortable than Cristallo without anti-shock. It is solid material and easy to adjust.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by TJM from Michigan on Tuesday, May 8, 2018After severe knee pain during my last hiking adventure I knew I needed to make a change or stop hiking. After researching various trekking poles I decided to spend the "big bucks" and go for the LEKIs. I had no idea what a difference poles would make and these poles were extremely light and durable. Adjusting was easy. Only one time did the pole slip and I had to tighten the clamp mechanism in order to keep it secure. No big deal....Hiked 8.5 miles some flat ground but quite a bit of elevation as well. I cant wait to hike again with these poles!!!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Tom Master from New York on Thursday, May 3, 2018I'm no bigtime hiker, but I have a couple other pairs of poles. These are top notch.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Simon_W from Mid-Michigan on Monday, April 30, 2018I use this for tootling about town, and it works very well. The speed locks hold without slippage and the light weight is a fun novelty. The grip is comfortable, fills the hand, and is non-slip. I am suspicious the STP sent me a returned cane, since it came without any packaging. Just a bare cane in the box. But it was still in good cosmetic condition, so no big concerns. Kind of pricey, even on clearance. But since I am disabled and require a cane, this was a necessary purchase.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Camino Bound from Florida on Thursday, April 12, 2018Great poles except twist-lock gives way on one if them from time to time, otherwise I would have given 5 stars.
Reviewed by Power Walker from Vegas and Mexico on Tuesday, April 10, 2018I'm used to the Distance Z poles from Black Diamond so these Cristallos from Leki seemed heavier and more supportive. These Leki poles also have a much better grip for palming and comfort and much better straps. I like the smaller and lighter size of the Black Diamonds but these Lekis are clearly more supportive and the anti-shocking helps to make it even more so. I'd love to get a pair of sticks to combines the best of both of these but I have only seen such a combo in the $200 range so for now, this will have to do. I'd highly recommend these Cristallos for someone who doesn't often compress them to the smallest size. Its kind of annoying to open and close them but maybe I'm just spoiled by the Black Diamonds.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Zinc from NY on Tuesday, April 3, 2018Great lightweight trekking poles!