LEKI's Cressida poles have a shorter grip for smaller sized hands and a shorter adjustable range of 100-120cm aimed at women or generally smaller adults. The FX Carbon version here has a very short packed size of 40cm.
The Antishock variant of the Cressida FX Carbon offers you full support on the mountain. Its DSS damping system reduces impact forces, making it easier on your muscles, joints and ligaments. This folding pole is equipped with the new Aergon Air Compact, which is 12 % shorter and fits smaller hands perfectly. The latest generation of grip, specially adapted for trekking, has been redesigned for comfort and control and has been improved in countless ways. The special hollow core technology combines lightweight construction with large, supportive surfaces to meet all the ergonomic requirements of your hand. Maximum grip and control when going downhill is provided by the Aergon Air´s rubberized grip back. Its inclined angle supports your wrist for optimal guidance and placement of the pole and contributes to safety on the mountain. Off to the next mountain tour!
Leki's Cressida FX Carbon AS Trekking Poles are marketed as 'womens specific' but they are simply for smaller adults with smaller hands. They feature the Aergon Air grip which is a very accomplished handle finished in LEKI's Cork-like surface for a warm and comfortable feel, we love the rubber top which is very 'positive' for steep descents.
The Cressida are a combination folding and Lever Locked pole meaning they have a very short packed size of 40cm. They are also made from slightly smaller diameter tubing as they are designed for smaller adults and this keeps the overall weight down.
This AS model is fitted with anti-shock devices that absorb the impact when the pole hits rocks or tarmac, the jury's out on how effective this is because the actual shock is minimal if it exists at all. LEKI's anti-shock unit though is slick and perfectly formed - as you would expect.
A great product from a company that stands for Reliability and Durability.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
- Gender: Womens
- Sizerun: No sizerun
- Construction: Vario (continuously adjustable) | Foldable
- Suspension system: Dynamic Suspension System (DSS)
- Shaft geometry: No bend
- Shaft shape: Cylindric
- Grip: Aergon Air
- Grip size: Compact
- Strap: Lock Security Strap Skin 4.0
- Grip extension: 1K Foam
- Folding system: ELD
- Locking system: Speed Lock 2 Plus
- Basket: Trekking 2.0
- Tip: DDS Tip
- Storage bag: Folding Pole Bag
- Weight per pole: 260g (excluding storage bag)
- Sold as a pair
- Pack size: 40 cm
- Pole length: 100-120 cm
- Segments diameter: 18|16|14|14|14 mm
Material & Construction
- Shaft material: Carbon (PRC 1000) | Aluminium (HTS 6.5)
- Shaft upper part: Carbon
- Shaft middle part (1): Carbon
- Shaft middle part (2): Carbon
- Shaft middle part (3): Carbon
- Shaft lower part: Aluminium