GREAT sticks for the price

Reviewed by TJ from California on Sunday, July 10, 2016
I've had a handful of poles over the years and have used Komps, BD's and Leki. For my money, Leki is all I'll buy going forward and if the Cristallo's ever [...] out on me, and Leki can't fix them with their ROCK SOLID warranty, I'll buy another pair.

At 18 oz. they're suitably light for an aluminum pole. I love the way the strap adjustment works which makes it super easy if you're wearing thicker gloves. While I was a little taken aback at first by the strap itself, which resembled a ribbon you'd use for wrapping a package, it's proven to be super durable and comfortable. And the rubber grips are the best I've ever used.

Now, like most anything, sometimes things fail. I had a problem with one of the SpeedLocks, (the lower section wasn't holding) tried to fix it myself, and wasn't able to short of wrapping it in duct tape. I called Leki, explained the problem and they immediately sent out two replacements for free. Not only that, I had offhandedly mentioned that my previous pair of Leki's had bitten the dust after about four years of serious use. They asked me what the model was and said they'd see if they could help. Well, when I opened the package there were TWO replacement sections. So now I have two rock solid pairs of sticks.

Leki has earned my business for life. You won't got wrong with these poles. ESPECIALLY considering the killer price STP offers them at.
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