Excellent hiking pole designed for women, great grips,…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140
Excellent hiking pole designed for women, great grips, effective anti-shock.
- Anti-shock works well
- Forward angled grip is very ergonomic
- Great strap lock system
- Light and strong
My wife just switched over to these Woman's Leki Cressida Antishock trekking poles for daily hikes on the 2 lane country (asphalt) roads that surround our land.
I am now using the very similar Men's Leki Corklite Antishock trekking poles. The all cork grip on the Women's Leki Cressida is slightly softer and more hand friendly than the composite cork and rubber grip on the Men's Corklite pole.
The anti-shock system works exceptionally well, there is a light spongy feeling when you plant a pole, but the anti-shock doesn't seem to ever bottom out. It must offer progressive resistance or has a buffer at the bottom of the stroke, but however its anti-shock piston works, it works very well.
The lever style upper locks hold securely and I've never had one slip. The lower twist style locks are integrated into anti-shock system and hold fast when you twist them properly. According to Leki the twist style locks are significantly stronger than the lever style. The lever style locks are quicker to adjust than the twist style, but are not as strong. That said, they've never slipped.
The grips and straps are excellent and the strap adjustment system used by Leki is excellent. Not only is it fast and easy to adjust the straps, but it holds them in place when they are set. I've not seen another system like this, it's simple, it's excellent.