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Elevate Your Trek: Premium Poles for the Avid Hiker

For the serious backpacker looking to soar new heights and traverse challenging terrains, the right gear can make all the difference. LEKI's curated selection of premium poles, including the super-light Black Series FX Carbon, and the innovative Cressida FX Carbon AS, are designed to elevate your trek with unparalleled comfort, adaptability, and durability. Alongside these, the Makalu FX Carbon offers feature-rich solutions for backpacking enthusiasts who demand ergonomic support and ease-of-use on their journeys.

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Discover the LEKI BLACK SERIES FX CARBON Trekking Pole

Unparalleled Precision & Comfort on the Trails

As avid hikers venture into the wild, the right gear is paramount for a safe and enjoyable experience. The LEKI BLACK SERIES FX CARBON trekking pole represents the zenith of innovation in hiking equipment, providing an unmatched blend of lightweight strength and ergonomic design. With its superior Aergon Air Cork grip, forged from genuine cork, the pole promises comfort on the most rugged of excursions.

The pole's Speed Lock 2 Plus system ensures swift adjustments, ideal for adapting to the varying elevations and terrains encountered on a trek. Whether crossing streams or scaling summits, hikers can rely on the secure locking mechanism. Moreover, its three-section foldability makes it a top-tier travel companion, easy to tuck away when transitioning between hiking and climbing or to pack for an overseas adventure.

Each detail, from the rubberized grip head for downhill control to the lightweight carbon construction, echoes LEKI's dedication to quality and the hiker's need for reliability. Securing a spot as one of the most sought-after trekking poles, the BLACK SERIES FX CARBON is a testament to LEKI's commitment to merging cutting-edge technology with the hiker's spirit of adventure.

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Full Carbon

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Speed Lock 2+

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228g per pole

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Adjustable 110 - 130 cm

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Aergon Air Cork

Using the BLACK SERIES FX CARBON has transformed my hikes. The Aergon Air Cork grip enhances my comfort and confidence on diverse terrains. It's more than just support; it's part of my adventure toolkit!

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$269.95

BLACK SERIES FX CARBON

Innovative Design Meets Uncompromising Performance

Meet the CRESSIDA FX CARBON AS: Your Ultimate Trekking Companion

For the seasoned hiker seeking premium gear that can match their adventurous spirit, the LEKI CRESSIDA FX CARNOB AS trekking poles rise to the challenge. Boasting LEKI's DSS damping system, these poles absorb shock like a sponge, reducing impact on joints by up to 40%. Imagine traversing rocky paths and feeling the reduced strain on your knees – a blessing for hikers of all ages. Composed of carbon fiber, these poles bring you the dual benefits of durability and a feathery touch, ensuring fatigue doesn't cut your journey short.

The Aergon Air Compact grip is a standout feature, tailored for smaller hands without sacrificing the control and stability you depend on during those tricky descents. With a hollow-core construction, it merges lightness with comfort, molding to your hand's form for a natural connection. By reducing full-body fatigue and promoting correct posture, each pole becomes an extension of your will on the trail. What's more, no more unwieldy poles; these fold into three sections, seamlessly sliding into a backpack by virtue of their 16-inch compact size when collapsed. Adjustment is a breeze with the Speed Lock 2 plus lever, allowing you to find the sweet spot between 100-120 cm for your height and terrain.

Choosing the CRESSIDA FX CARBON AS is an investment not just in pole technology, but in your hiking future. Whether you're navigating a treacherous mountain pass or pacing yourself on a leisurely trail, these poles offer a dependable handhold on nature itself.

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DSS damping system

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Aergon Air Compact Grip

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Speed Lock 2+

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Adjustable 100 - 120 cm

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258g per pole

I've tackled countless trails with the CRESSIDA FX CARBON AS, and the difference in comfort is clear. The shock absorption is a game changer, easing the burden on my joints during long descents—absolutely perfect for serious hikers who want to go further with less fatigue.

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$239.95

CRESSIDA FX CARBON AS

The Benchmark for Premium Trekking Poles

Conquering New Heights with MAKALU FX CARBON

For the long-distance hiker seeking a premium pole that combines technology and trail comfort, the MAKALU FX CARBON is a exemplary choice within LEKI's prestigious range. Forged with cutting-edge carbon fiber technology, this lightweight marvel redefines portability without compromising the steadfast durability demanded by treacherous terrains. The Aergon Air grip is a feat of design, melding ergonomics and robustness, where hollow core technology underscores its featherlight hallmark.

Equipped with the Speed Lock 2 Plus lever system, the MAKALU FX CARBON exemplifies ease of adjustability and personalization to a range of heights from 110-130 cm. Beyond functionality, the refinement extends to comfort, with a fully rubberized grip backing for unwavering control on the descent, and an angled grip design offering wrist support. Collapsibility is at the core of its design, enabling a quick pack-away into three sections, promising no compromise on convenience for the travel-savvy hiker.

While robust, it's important to acknowledge the tailored purpose of the MAKALU FX CARBON. As research suggests, while superior for hiking, they are not the optimal choice for trail running in events like an ultra race; LEKI's spectrum of products offers specialized poles for such an athletic pursuit. Nevertheless, in comparison with alternatives like the Traveler Carbon or the Cressida FX Carbon, the MAKALU FX CARBON holds its own as a high-tier option offering a blend of comfort, adjustability, and lightweight innovation for discerning hikers.

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Full Carbon

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Speed Lock 2+

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Adjustable 110 - 130 cm

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Aergon Air Grip

The MAKALU FX CARBON poles have been a revelation for me! Whether I'm hiking, mountaineering, or engaging in leisurely trail running, these poles are my go-to equipment. Their versatility might even make them suitable for winter use.

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$229.95

MAKALU FX CARBON