Leki Corklite Aergon SpeedLock Trekking Poles - Pair Specs
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Leki Corklite Aergon SpeedLock Trekking Poles - Pair
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Rated 4.4444/5 based on 9 reviews
Rated 3out of5
by Cliff the cyclistfromWell made and over priced.These are nice looking poles and the grips are comfortable. I really like the idea of a pole with flip locks, it seems it would be quicker to adjust. After playing with them I found myself missing my old twist lock poles that I thought I hated. This is certainly a 6 of 1 half a dozen of the other sort of thing, who knows, you may love them.The lower legs take considerable force to slide/adjust even with the flip locks dialed out all the way. To me the force it takes to adjust them is a deal breaker, especially considering how much harder it would be after they become gritty and dirty.Lastly for all you weight weenies out there, the pair weighs 19.1 oz not 16.6 as listed on the Leki website. The listed weight of these poles puts them in the fairly light weight but strong range however the actual weight is what you can find from competitors with anti shock for far less. 2.5 oz is not much but for [$] I feel like they should weigh as listed. Most companies exaggerate their claimed weight but this is excessive in my opinion.I could deal with the false weight or the hard to adjust part but not both, I'm going to keep shopping around.
Date published: 2010-10-12
Rated 4out of5
by samnelson81fromGreat Poles!This was my first pair of trekking poles. After a lot of research, and playing with them at REI, I decided to buy these. I like the speedlock's a lot. I played with the twist kind, and just liked how easy the speedlock's were. I've tried to keep my gear as light as possible, and even though these aren't the lightest on the market, I thought that they were very light. As soon as I took them home, I tested them on the mountain behind my house. They took a little getting used to, but before long I was trucking up the steep incline. One of the first things I noticed was that they stabilized me going up the mountain. I have had knee pain in the past going down hill, and these helped immensely. I am very happy I purchased these.
Date published: 2010-10-26
Rated 4out of5
by JeBaDoWfromgreat performanceI took these poles out on the Ozark Highlands Trail with a few buddies who took a pair of Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork poles. These red devils performed well beyond expectation. My Buds and I were traiding punches on whose poles were better. First of all, I will never blow my money on a pair that doesn't feature the aergonomic bend in the handle. This feature alone truly saved my wrists. Having a history of tendonitis and cts at the wrist, I'll spare no expence when it comes to the life span of that joint. The bend allowed my wrists to stay in a natural and comfortable position through out the movement of use. The stricking point on the ground (because of the angle) was always ahead of my hand position, rather than directly below it which would be the case if they were straight like a spear, this gave me added stability because the points of contact on the ground created a wider platform to walk on.
Although, I have to say the BD poles that my pals took were much lighter. The effort was much less to swing the poles ahead due to the minimal weight. But even so, the swing effort with my poles were supplumented by the angle in the handle, not having to work the weight as much to get the strike at what would be the reasonable distance ahead of me. Also supplumented by the tip of the handle itself. If you'll look at the birds beak shape of the knob, this extended tip allowed me to work the swing of the pole in my hand with the poles weight swinging forward off of the tip. The BD poles don't have this. Their handle tip is more like a flat door knob.
Another point of interest would be the adjustment system itself. With the BD poles you have to bring along a flat head screw driver to adjust the tightness of the lock. These poles here have a groove for a flat head, but is fat enough to set tightness easily with a set of cold fingers. But the true cork feel of the BD was something to envy over.
P.S. the wrist strap adjustment system on these poles is so quick and easy, you can throw on gloves and adjust the size without having to stop walking.
I hope my input aids your investments toward the great outdoors.
Date published: 2010-12-30
Rated 4out of5
by Silver Bullitfromexcellent performerOn my 12 hour drive to the Smokys for a 3 day backcountry and 2 days more of hiking trip, I realized that I left my poles at home. I stopped on the way down and picked up these poles. The ergo grips were an awesome fit, with vents to keep fingers cool. The adjustments were easy to use and well marked for exact lengths. The wrist straps were very comfortable and did not cut into my hand like my previous poles. I had planned on buying the 9 oz Z poles which do not adjust. The location I stopped at was out of stock, so I researched this pair on my bpacking buddy's smartphone. These poles saved my knees on 5 strenuous days of hiking and backpacking. I was thankful for the adjustable poles as opposed to the fixed Z poles on the up and down hills. The poles were very strong too. I got tips stuck numerous times in rocks and they did not bend. The only thing I was not happy with was the price for the weight of these.
Date published: 2011-04-23
Rated 5out of5
by Ricky BlazefromHigh expectationNot tested - high expectations - broken almost every pair of poles that REI sells and had a pole collapse with near disastrous results. These are flexible, light, slim, and hopefully tough. If not, REI will refund yet another pair. If you hike in granite on ice, do not purchase carbon poles. These poles (Leki with the flick lock)were recommended by the guy that found my broken pole and kindly returned to me so that I could obtain a full refund. Thanks REI for your patience.
Date published: 2010-08-06
Rated 5out of5
by BigLigfromMy Knees Are So Glad I Got TheseI've was trying to figure out if a pair of trekking poles were worth the money. Everything I've read said that they are well worth the money so during on of REI sales I picked up a pair of Leki Corklite Aergon SpeedLock Trekking Poles.
I used them today during a 15 mile hike and they performed better than expected. Not only did they make the accent easier but the descent was a piece of cake! On top of that they helped keep me on my feet at least twice when I tripped on rocks.
I highly recommend you give these a try.
Date published: 2010-11-05
Rated 5out of5
by Jijjlefromcouldn't be more pleased......these poles initially interested me because of their weight and ability to collapse for traveling in my pack for flights. despite their low weight, their stiffness is unwavering for my 6'2"/175lb body. they are very easy to adjust on the move and in just a couple steps before i hit a steep incline or decline. speaking of which...poles that are not adjustable and claim the grips below the handle accommodate inclines are not adequate in my opinion. these stretches are the time you need the handle the most. CUSTOMER SERIVEi once got the tip of one stuck in a pipe going down steps crossing a road. very easy to replace out in the field. but even better...i recently bent the bottom portion of the pole in a freakish way ever so slightly. and i emailed leki with my problem. and within 20 minutes i had email telling me that the replacement part would be in the mail and back to me in time for my upcoming 14 days in the alps. sweet action. and thank you karen of leki for all your help.
Date published: 2011-06-17
Rated 5out of5
by DNRLE160fromtough , sturdy trekking polesI bought two sets for a hike on Jacks River Trail in the Cohutta Wilderness in North Georgia. My wife used one set. My 13yoa daughter and I spilt the second set. My wife was skeptical of using trekking poles as was my daughter. I told them after the first stream crossing they would be believers. Guess what, half way across the first crossing they were believers. This product worked great and took a lot of abuse from me, my wife, and daughter after 30 stream crossings (in and out) and 12 miles. No complaints at all about these poles. One time one of the poles collasped with my wife, but it was our fault, we didn't have the lock quite tight enough. And it was easy to tighten by hand, no tools necessary. After I tightened it about a whole turn we didn't have anymore problems at all. I plan to buy another set so we all have a pair on our next adventure. I reccomend not even looking at another set of sticks, buy these, you won't regret it. Oh yeah, I'm 6'3" 185, they are plenty long enough for me.
Date published: 2011-08-05
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