Excellent deal

Reviewed by Mac from New Hampshire on Monday, September 23, 2013
My old poles were beat up (cheapos that I got a a large retail chain) so I decided to look for something a little better. I didn't have the $100 plus that I'm seeing a lot of good poles listed at so I needed a bargain. These Leki poles were available with a coupon at about tha same price as the cheap poles I've seen online so I snatched them up.

The positives: They are lightweight and sturdy (much more so than my old poles). The handles are comfortable and I really like the rounded tops to use when a little extra support is needed. The twist locks hold very well. I have already used the poles once and the they stayed locked in position for the whole hike (I was constantly adjusting my old poles). The shock absorbing springs are also a nice treat for the price I paid. Someone else said the springs were noisy but I would expect that, they are springs. They do make some noise but it's nothing much unless you are really banging them around.

The negatives: The poles do not come with rubber tips. I was able to procure some at my local outdoor store though. The straps are kind of stiff and rough on the wrists. I think they might need some breaking in but I think Leki could use a better material for these.

Overall they are a great set of poles and I could not beat the coupon price. I gave them 5 stars even though there are a couple of negatives. But the negatives are minimal and at this price it's hard to complain.
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