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Makalu Cork Lite Trekking Poles

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3 Reviews

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Why We Like The LEKI Makalu Cork Lite Trekking Poles

To give our legs and footing a little assistance on the ups and downs of the trail, we grab the LEKI Makalu Cork Lite Trekking Poles. The adjustable shaft length gives us the perfect fit no matter what boot we lace into, while its aluminum construction holds strong through demanding terrain yet still feels light in hand. When the climb gets the sweat flowing, the cork grip absorbs moisture to keep our hold solid, and the foam extension boosts our security when we need to slide our hands down on especially steep sections and along traverses.


Details

  • Aluminum trekking poles for light yet tough on-trail support
  • Ergonomic cork grip helps manage moisture and mute vibrations
  • Rubberized material at back of grip for downhill performance
  • Adjustable wrist strap for security and added leverage
  • Speed Lock+ adjustment system for quick and easy length changes
  • Collapses down to 26.4 inches for compact stashing
  • Trekking baskets prevent sinking in soft, muddy terrain
  • Carbide flex tip for lasting bite and some shock absorption
  • Item #LEKX0EQ
Shaft
aluminum
Length
adjustable (110 - 130cm)
Adjustable Length
yes
Usable Range
43.3 - 51.2in
Collapsed Length
26.4in
Locking Mechanism
Speedlock+ lever system
Grip
Aergon Air, cork
Strap
Skin 4.0, adjustable
Tip
Universal Carbide Flextip
Anti-Shock
no
Baskets
Trekking 2.0
Pair
yes
Claimed Weight
[single] 9oz
Activity
hiking, backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 3 ratings

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4 out of 5 stars

May 29, 2024

Makalu cork lite poles

Very nice poles! Have used them on some big mile days and the grips are superbly comfortable and I really like the minimalist straps. The fit/finish is excellent and no slipping from the locking mechanisms so far. Only issue I can find is that they feel somewhat flexy and do have a slight bit of vibration that you can feel during use as compared to the set of carbon poles I replaced these with. Minor things overall and they don’t seem to hinder the poles performance in the slightest. Overall very satisfied and a nice set of poles.

The Stranger

Originally reviewed on LEKI

5 out of 5 stars

November 13, 2023

Love the cork grips - can't go wrong with these poles!

I purchased my original Leki Cork Lite poles back in 2015, and they survived an entire thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. If you need a quality trekking pole, I can highly recommend these after using them for thousands of miles on trail! I love the comfort of the cork handles. To top it off, the customer service at Leki is simply the best. They recently went above and beyond to help me replace a part on my older poles.

Mike AT16

Originally reviewed on LEKI

5 out of 5 stars

October 3, 2023

Sturdy reliable trekking poles

Great trekking poles- semi light weight and comfortable grips. Good adjustment mechanisms and lock reliably. With other poles I’m worried about straining too much backpacking weight and bending them, but I took these up Mt Baker and Mt Rainier (w/ opposing ice axe) and they were sturdy supporting 60+ lbs on my back. I wish they packed down a bit shorter (minimum length) for easier travel, but overall they’re great

Connor

Originally reviewed on LEKI