Leki Khumbu Aergon SpeedLock

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Quick locks, hard spikes, extra parts are available…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ~$100

Summary

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.

Pros

  • Durability
  • Quality construction
  • Repair parts available over the counter
  • Multi Use

Cons

  • 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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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

High-performance poles designed for high-altitude trekking. The Leki Khumbu Aergon Trekking poles are great for trips with a heavier pack weight.

- EMS

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.

- CampSaver.com

Discontinued or prior year model . Enjoy the joint relief of Leki's innovative and lightweight Khumbu Aergon trekking poles, featuring breathable Aergon-Soft Thermo grips to reduce hand and wrist fatigue. An easy-to-use Speed Lock system employs cam-style, high-force locks for fast length adjustment.

- Sierra Trading Post

Key Features of the LEKI Khumbu AERGON Speedlock Poles BlackAluminum/carbon constructionSpeedlock locking systemTrigger 3� strapCarbide flexitipInterchangeable basket systemLEKI Khumbu AERGON Speedlock Poles BlackThe� LEKI Khumbu AERGON Speedlock Poles Black are designed to give you a smooth ride downhill while skiing. Made from aluminum and carbon alloy, these poles are built to be lightweight and flexible without compromising on their strength and durability. For added flexibility and grip, the poles feature carbide flexitips that can bend up to 30 degrees, without putting any stress on the pole shaft. The interchangeable basket system allows you to switch between baskets, depending on the terrain� condition. Thanks to the speedlock locking system that is easy to activate even with your gloves on, the length of the poles can be quickly adjusted according� to the user's comfort. With the sturdy Trigger 3 straps, you can hold on to your poles quite well without straining your arms. When the going gets rough, be sure to have your grip on the rocks with the� LEKI Khumbu AERGON Speedlock Poles Black.

- SunnySports