Leki Corklite Trekking Poles:
New for 2008, the LEKI Corklite Trekking Poles, whicht weigh in at only 16 ounces per pair, are ideal for thru-hikers and lightweight backpacking aficionados. Offering textured, user-friendly grips, the Corklite incorporates a positive angle into the compact grip to preserve a natural neutral ergonomic wrist and hand position. This design allows for exceptional comfort and precise tip placement. An integrated handle strap further reduces stress on your wrist and provides additional security and comfort, while a quick and easy Super Lock System (SLS) secures the shaft sections with up to 60 times more holding power. A carbide flex tip that deflects up to 30 degrees without damaging the lower pole section reduce the risk of pole breakage if the pole should get caught between a rock and a hard place. Standard trekking baskets that are included, are interchangeable with a simple screw on/off design that stays secure.