Leki Khumbu Aergon SpeedLock
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ~$100
Quick locks, hard spikes, extra parts are available over the counter, snow baskets for winter fun and games. A very good pole for a wide variety of uses.
- Quality construction
- Repair parts available over the counter
- Multi Use
- None that I have found
- There are probably lighter poles on the market
Quick locks are easy to set and unset, much better than the twist lock in my opinion. Spikes are harder than granite and show no wear after 15 miles of hiking. Available snow baskets made this pole a good addition to my mountaineering arsenal and would probably serve well as snowshoe poles.
Handles are comfortable and the adjustment system is easy to manage even with gloves on. This is the extra strong model and still feels light to me, although I've never owned a "light weight" version.
I've had the poles for about 15 miles of alpine hiking and mountaineering and they work great. Tough, tough, tough and built to take a beating. These will last you a long time.
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The Lei Khumbu Trekking Pole uses the Leki Speedlock system and features an Aergon-Soft Grip. The speedlock system has two levers that lock the pole sections in place. Speedlock is easier to adjust with gloves or sweaty hands. Includes 2 Poles.
High-performance poles designed for high-altitude trekking. The Leki Khumbu Aergon Trekking poles are great for trips with a heavier pack weight.
Description Of Leki Khumbu Aergon Speedlock Trekking PolesLEKI, the worlds leading manufacturer of ski, hiking and trekking poles had its start in Kircheim, Germany as a hobby of its founder, Karl Lenhart, an airframe mechanic and avid skier. Lenhart believed aluminum would make a superior ski pole compared to the heavy steel models available in the late 1940s. After successfully creating light- weight poles for his friends, in 1954, the hobby became a full time business. These 3-section trekking poles feature the SpeedLock fastening system, to provide unmatched strength and speed in your adjustments.FeaturesLightweight AERGON Soft GripSpeedLock Locking SystemPerformance BasketUniversal Carbide TipUltra Sonic FinishWeight 19.4 oz, Length 70-145 cmAluminum alloySynthetic tips can flex up to 30, reducing stress to the pole shaft durable carbide tip ends grip ice and rocks
- US Outdoor Store
These Leki Trekking poles feature an AERGON Soft Grip for comfort and SpeedLock/Super Lock System for durability. PRODUCT FEATURES: Soft Antishock System Lite Universal Carbide Tip Ultra Sonic Finish Weight: 20.4 oz Length: 71-145 cm
- Appalachian Outdoors