Customer Reviews Of:
LEKI Cristallo 6.5 SpeedLock Trekking Poles
Discontinued or prior year model. Save your knees and improve stability on long, technical hikes with LEKI Cristallo trekking poles. Made of tough aluminum alloy, they boast Speed Lock adjustment convenience and comfortable rubber grips.
Average Rating based on 2 reviews 4.500000 0 5
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Little Old Lady from Wisconsin on Saturday, August 20, 2016The grips can't be beat, solid and comfortable; I like the broad tops, easy to lean on. Shaft seems light and durable. Not so happy about the locks; I think Black Diamond's are better; had a hard time getting the poles to stay at the length I wanted, one just collapsed in use. I may not have configured them right, realizing late (with help from REI techs) that I had to turn the screw that controls the pressure while the lever is open. There's no way the screws could be turned by a finger unless perhaps you're comfortable hanging off a cliff by that finger-- wheel's too small and just barely ribbed along the edge. And the screw is plastic and rather soft. Careful, it could be stripped. Need a very big screwdriver to turn it or perhaps a coin. It ought to be metal-- possibly it could be replaced? I found the tips adequate, though when I unwound a basket that came with it, the whole thing came off, leaving a bare shaft tip! Put a little duct tape on that and jammed the tip back on, now it is unmovable. Yes, still can screw the basket on. I did get new tip covers to go over the metal end, since I use these indoors and in the city, and these I hope will stay put-- I have lost a few off other poles. I wrote my email address on paper and clear-taped that under the grip, so maybe if I lose one it'll come back to me. Hope to use these poles for a long time, and should be able to, though I'm glad I caught them at half-price.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by icarus from Cleveland on Saturday, August 13, 2016Bombproof. Excellent quality. I lean heavily on trekking poles and need sturdy ones. I bought two pairs and I think I am set for life.