Leki Makalu Antishock
These poles are light and comfortable. The biggest…
Price Paid: $100
These poles are light and comfortable. The biggest drawback - I did not find the locking element very reliable. Basically the pole collapses whenever more weight is put on it - e.g. when you need it the most.
The locking element is not easy to engage again after it has collapsed. Often I have to disassemble the pole and play with it so that it engages. This is not a good situation to be if you are in the middle of a steep ground and have to jiggle your balance while trying to make the poles work.
Overall I was expecting more from Leki made poles.
Great poles! Light enough without going crazy, comfortable…
Price Paid: $85
Great poles! Light enough without going crazy, comfortable hand grips, good anti-shock, strong and stable. The hand straps even have soft cloth on the inside to prevent chaffing when not using gloves.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Leki Makalu AS is a burly workhorse of a trekking pole. A wrist-saving antishock system reduces the impact of the ground without compromising your uphill climbing power. Strong heat-treated 7075 aluminum keeps the poles rigid and lightweight making the Makalu great poles when you’ve got a heavy pack on your back. Weight: 16 OZ
Positive Angle COR-TEC Grip. Automatic Comfort Strap. Super Lock System. Soft Antichock System Lite. Anodized Finish. Interchangeable Basket System. Carbide Flextip. Weight: 21 oz/pair, Length: 68-145 cm.
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