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Leki Makalu Antishock

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

The Makalu Antishock has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best antishock trekking poles for 2020.

photo: Leki Makalu Antishock antishock trekking pole

Specs

Price Historic Range: $51.07-$119.95
Reviewers Paid: $85.00-$100.00

Reviews

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

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.

Price Paid: $100

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.

Price Paid: $85

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