Leki Vario XS
14.4 oz / pair
80 - 110 cm (Sized for Kids)
Although these are children's poles, I have discovered…
Price Paid: £12
Although these are children's poles, I have discovered they are fine for me - a 5ft, 1 inch woman. They are light and slim and seem to be strong enough for mountainous terrain in Snowdonia. I use them for hiking, not Nordic Walking
They take up less room than the adult poles,can be put away quickly for a scramble, and they can be moved to a good choice of lengths.
Although they have one joint, not two, I don't think they are as easy to manipulate (they have to be twisted both clockwise and anticlockwise to release), as my Makalu pair,which look more robust, but I have no evidence that the Vario not as strong as the adult poles.
These are the ones I tend to use most often now. I like the red colour too.
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Your growing grom needs a lot, and not just an insufferable amount of hot dogs at lunch, but features in a ski pole. The Leki Vario XS Ski Pole is sweet, because it will grow with the grom, and has a variable length, from 32 to 44in. It's made of a 12-14mm lightweight aluminum shaft, for exceptional swing weight, strength, and resilience. The light, compact PA (positive angle) Safety LSS grip is for smaller hands supports neutral wrist position for comfort and features an upward release system. For the little shredder's safety, there's the powerful external Speed Lock system for fast, easy on-hill adjustment, even when wearing snow-covered gloves.
Description Of Leki Vario XS 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 2-section junior trekking poles feature the SpeedLock fastening system, to provide unmatched strength and speed in your adjustments.FeaturesPositive Angle Soft Compact Grip Buckle StrapSpeed Lock SystemSteel FlextipInterchangeable Basket SystemWeight 15.5 ozLength 67-110 cm
- US Outdoor Store
Your little skiier is going to love the Leki Junior Vario XS Adjustable Ski Poles . This Trigger Small Series pole is made of aluminum with a PSA Compact grip that gives your child a comfortable grip in a lightweight ski pole. The Vario XS offers your growing skier a large range of adjustability- 70-110 cm, and an interchangeable basket system to ensure many seasons of fun on the slopes from groomed trails to tons of powder. Afraid they won't hold up to the abuse.....Leki stands behind their poducts and offers a Two Year Warranty Against Shaft Breakage. These can be used in the warmer months for trekking as well.
Leki Vario XS SpeedlockJourney with your kid out in the great outdoors with the Leki Vario XS Speedlock. This handy skiing or trekking accessory is sure to provide the support and stability your kids need when walking on uneven terrains or steep slopes. It also relieves the amount of stress on your youth's legs and joints. Its PAS soft compact grip is made of rubber and foam, and is perfect for smaller hands. Though lightweight, its aluminum shaft in ultra sonic finish is sturdy and durable to support some of your weight. You can extend the length of the shaft (from 32 in. to 44 in.) to make it suitable for your young explorer's height and the terrain. There's a powerful external SpeedLock system so securing the desired length or making on-hill adjustments is fast and easy, even when wearing snow-covered gloves. At the tip of the shaft is a universal steel carbide tip that you can use to provide better traction on rough, uneven terrains or steep slopes. It even includes a removable performance basket to prevent the tip from getting caught in rock crevices and to stop the pole from sinking too far in any soft ground. Enjoy skiing in the alps or trekking in the snow with the right equipment for support. So on your next adventure, make sure to bring the Leki Vario XS Speedlock.