Leki Carbonlite Trekking Poles:
New for 2008, the LEKI Carbonlite Trekking Poles are ideal for thru-hikers and lightweight backpacking fanatics. The lightest in the line of adult trekking poles, weighing just 13 ounces per pair, these stealth sticks incorporate a positive angle into the compact right/left hand grip to maintain a more neutral ergonomic wrist and hand position. This allows for exceptional comfort, security and precise tip placement that is enhanced with an Integrated strap. Additional comfort and breathability is highlighted with an exterior thermo-foam handle. For a secure shaft adjustment, a Super Lock System (SLS) that uses a wide thread pattern and steep-angled lock mechanism provides quick and easy changes. This section joint lock is up to 60 times more secure, and less prone to loosening while in use. A carbide flex tip that deflects up to 30 degrees without damaging the lower pole section reduces the risk of pole breakage in the event that it finds a hole to get stuck in. Standard trekking baskets are included and are interchangeable with a simple screw on/off design.