Makalu FX Carbon AS Trekking Poles

SKU:
SS221101
Weighs:
270g (per pole)
Pole Length:
Adjustable
Lock Type:
Lever Lock
Short Pack-size:
Yes

Leki's Makalu Series Trekking Poles are the workhorse of the LEKI Trekking and Mountaineering ranges, this particular pair are a combination of folding and Lever Lock adjustment meaning they pack down to a very short 40c…

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Leki's Makalu Series Trekking Poles are the workhorse of the LEKI Trekking and Mountaineering ranges, this particular pair are a combination of folding and Lever Lock adjustment meaning they pack down to a very short 40cm length overall. They are also fitted with Anti-Shock devices which absorb the impact strike of the poles on hard ground.

Leki says: 

The Makalu FX Carbon AS will support you on your next mountain tour. The Antishock variant is equipped with the DSS damping system, which ensures a reduction in impact to relieve stress on the muscles, joints and ligaments. The newly developed Aergon Air has been improved in countless ways and has been redesigned in terms of comfort and control. Special hollow core technology combines lightweight construction and large, supportive surfaces that meet all the ergonomic requirements of your hand. The back of the Aergon Air grip is fully rubberized for maximum grip and control when going downhill. The inclined angle supports your wrist for optimal guidance and placement of the pole and contributes to safety on the mountain. The Makalu FX Carbon AS provides controlled pole use on the mountain.

Our Verdict

Leki's Makalu Series Trekking Poles are the workhorse of the LEKI Trekking and Mountaineering ranges, this particular pair are a combination of folding and Lever Lock adjustment meaning they pack down to a very short 40cm length overall - that's great for travelling.

They are also fitted with anti-shock devices, we are torn as to the benefits of anti-shock trekking poles as there doesn't seem to be much shock there in the first place, however as always LEKI have come up with a neat and robust mechanism.

The Aergon Air grip is particularly good and the foam extends down the shaft of the pole which is very useful for uphill struggles.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Features

  • Sizerun: No sizerun
  • Construction: Vario (continuously adjustable) | Foldable
  • Shaft geometry: No bend
  • Shaft shape: Cylindric
  • Grip: Aergon Air
  • 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: DSS Tip
  • Storage bag: Folding Pole Bag

Specifications

  • Weight per pole: 270g (excluding storage bag)
  • Sold as a pair
  • Pack size: 40 cm
  • Pole length: 110-130 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 lower part: Aluminium

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LEKI Makalu FX Carbon AS Trekking Poles

Makalu FX Carbon AS Trekking Poles

€194,16
RRP: €228,43
| You save: €34,27 (15%)
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