Twist lock broke on 20 mile hike
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Fresh Roots Humboldt from Humboldt County, CA on Thursday, July 7, 2016
I have hiked over 2000 miles with LEKI poles and my biggest complaint was that the twist lock would stop locking and twist endlessly. This happen on the AT. So I bought these believing that the speed lock design was how they fixed the problem. The trouble is that unlike the men's pair that my partner bought, the speed lock is only on the top knuckle and it is still twist lock on the bottom. Praying they had finally fixed their issues, I took them up into the Marble Mountain Wilderness in the Klamath National Forest and within 15 miles the twist part collapsed and never locked again. I used my partners poles, and he used my one to finish the rest of our miles. Within 1/2 an hour the one good pole he was using collapsed as well. The price was too good to be true and they are going back!
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