Great poles

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Michael, Wilderness Explorer from Texas on Monday, April 18, 2016
I have to say that I really like the poles.
I expected to have issues with the locking system (I wanted a speed lock) but the locks are easy to adjust to using.
I also was unsure about the soft shock system. It does a good job of absorbing the shock without too much play or rattle. I will see it they get noisy in the future but it doesn't appear to be prone to being noisy or shock systems.
The handles are fantastic. The reason I went this route is because I wanted ergonomic cork handles that have the 15 degree angle. Aergon Cor-Tec handles are my favorite out there so far.
The length was the biggest factor for me. I am 6'4" and needed longer poles. Most Leki and even many Black Diamond poles are too short for me. I need 140cm to 145 cm. This was just right.

Over all, This checked almost every box (speed locks being the exception) and did so at half the cost of most of the other options I was exploring. They seem to be durable and well made. The Leki warranty on bent aluminum poles is lifetime free replacement so I am completely satisfied.
I will be taking them on a 4 day adventure into the mountains in a month and will update anything relevant.
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