Thursday, 21 March 2019 15:35

Leki Micro Vario Carbon: the classic folding pole just got better

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The Micro Vario Carbon walking pole is always a first choice – no matter whether trekking, multi-day cabin touring or heading up fixed-rope routes.

Featuring LEKI’s new ELD technology, the Micro Vario Carbon poles just got smaller, lighter and even better.   

This lightweight, 240g folding pole is made of 100 per cent carbon and is equipped with LEKI’s quick and easy-to-use Speed Lock 2 external adjustment system. Enabling it to be variably adjusted from 110 to 130cm depending on height and terrain.

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LEKI’s new, technically sophisticated External Locking Device (ELD) system gives walkers even faster and simpler handling when folding. The small silver lever on the ELD makes the mechanism easily visible - loosening the cable at the push of a button; allowing a quick assemble or dis-assemble, even when wearing gloves. Once folded, the poles are small and lightweight enough to fit into hand luggage or a backpack.  

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The edgeless, ultralight Aergon grip on the pole handles fits palm-perfect and saves even more weight thanks to its shell cavity construction. The grip extension provides variable gripping options and added comfort, particularly when travelling over varying terrain. And the LEKI Skin Strap is highly breathable.

LEKI has designed a whole family of models around the Micro Vario Carbon. A specific ladies’ version with a shorter length (100-120cm). The AS version is equipped with an effective anti-shock effect; increasing comfort on hard surfaces, especially when going downhill. And the Micro Vario Carbon Strong is an extra sturdy version with a larger diameter (20/18/16mm) and longer length adjustment (120 to 140cm).

LEKI’s External Locking Device offers even more stability and safety. A high-performance tensioning cable offers lifelong fibre protection. The lower segment spring ensures optimum tension and automatic cable length compensation. And special aluminium sleeves protect the highly-modular carbon fibres and ensure a perfect inter-segment connection.