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  • Aergon grips offer edgeless contouring for enhanced hand comfort
  • Air-textured straps wick moisture and dry quickly
  • Performance baskets and carbide tips
  • Ultra sonic finish


View all Leki Trekking Poles

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Best Use Hiking
Shaft Construction 6.5 HTS aluminum
Grip Material Cork / Rubber
Adjustable Yes
Maximum Length (in.) 53.1 inches
Minimum Length (in.) 24.4 inches
Collapsed Length (in.) Unavailable
Maximum Length (cm) 135 centimeters
Minimum Length (cm) 62 centimeters
Collapsed Length (cm) Unavailable
Locking Mechanism External Lever Lock
Weight Per Pair 1 lb. 3.1 oz.
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome poles! I've had these poles for over 5 years and have several hundred miles on them. I love the grips and ease of flip lock adjusting. Regarding Victor B's response about poles slipping, I've had the same issue on rare occasions, but was able to correct by simply tightening the tension screw of the flip lock (using a dime)...a quick fix. Love these "sticks" and never hike without's like having a permanent handrail. They have saved me numerous times from taking a bad spill. They're also great for flicking small limbs off the trail, holding back thorny brush, and dipping/soaking hat in hard-to-reach streams.....truly a multi-functional must have for the trials!
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bombproof! I used these poles every step of the way on my Appalachian Trail thru hike in 2016. While I was a recent convert to the idea of using poles for hiking at all, my Corklites led me to conclude that I will never backpack without them again. They saved me from rolled ankles on at least half a dozen occasions. They also prevented numerous potential falls and took much pressure off of my knees on extended descents. At one point, I had one of them bent over with a full arc in it while avoiding a fall. That pole snapped back to straight immediately with no sign of damage at all. The compression locks only came loose once and that was the result of being flipped open by a branch of some sort. They never ever slipped outside of that. After almost 2200 miles, outside of cosmetic scratches, and worn baskets and tips, they are in fine shape. If anyone asked me what the most valuable piece of equipment in my kit was, my Leki Corklite poles would take first prize hands down. I recommend them unconditionally and enthusiastically!
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best trek poles ever I bought these things for a Mount Whitney day hike back in August 2015. I had been using a mismatched pair of poles; one from Walmart, and a Black Diamond pole that I literally found on the trail. They did the job but they were nothing special. These poles are about a billion times better than those. I love everything about them. The grip is amazing; the cork feels great on my hand, it has vents so my hand doesn't sweat much, and the shape of the top of the grip means I can shift how I hold the pole on the downhill and basically use it as a cane. Having this option is great, because sometimes that is the better way to hold the pole. This isn't the lightest pole, but it's very light for aluminum, and it's extremely sturdy. The Speedlock adjustment thingies are very easy to use and adjust quickly, even with gloves on. The strap is made of a thin, soft material that can soak up my sweat and then quickly dry off. My buddy bought some higher priced Black Diamond poles with shock absorbers and foam grips at the same time that I bought these. I tried them and hated them. He hates them too, after trying my poles. He's going to return those and get these poles. That's how awesome these are.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light & Durable, Truly a Workhorse Love these poles. Have owned a single pair for a few years now. I've hiked a wide variety of terrain (desert / rocky trails, wet / swampy Milford track) with ease. The carbide tip can put up with some punishment. Probably logged a couple of hundred miles with these puppies and they are still functionally as good as new.
Date published: 2015-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, easy to adjust and a real asset. I picked these up about two weeks ago because I' m planning to trek Kilimanjaro and everybody says I need trekking poles. Oh my God, did I ever need trekking poles. They make the uphill sections much easier and the difference when going downhill is astonishing. I've hiked about 25 miles with them so far (over the past 8 days!) and I think that I will always use them from now on. I purchased Leki poles because I've been using the same pair of Leki ski poles for over 20 years with no issues, so I felt their trekking poles would be likely to be durable and problem free. So far, it's looking good.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great Company but flaw in pole design. So I cant beat up Leki for my experience. These poles are pretty good and the grips are amazing!! But I had a bad experience with 2 pairs. I purchased a pair 2-3 months ago and fell in love with them. But on my first hike with a 20lb bag my shafts started shortening. I thought this was weird and tried to go lighter on them (not push to hard) but even at the end of my hike my poles went from 115cm to 107 (between 110 and 105cm). So I exchanged them for a new pair because I LOVE these grips. With the new pair the same thing happened and I didn't even have a backpack on. I believe there is a huge flaw and issue with their clamping system or clamps themselves. When I would flick my clamps closed it never felt strong or sturdy compared to my Black Diamonds Alpine Corks which takes a good amount of force to clamp closed. Leki has great products but I think this line of trekking poles might have a defect. I still absolutely love Leki and will continue to use their products in the future!!
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally something reliable I have been through 2 BD poles in the past 4 years and have to admit, the LEKI Corklite seem the most versatile and durable vs the others. These are my all purpose poles (ski, backpacking, mountaineering)
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight These poles are lightweight, comfortable to grip, and easy to adjust.
Date published: 2017-04-09
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For Victor B. Did you adjust the clamp, by tightening the screw designed to increase the force applied by the clamps in order to prevent slippage. Did the shortening/slippage still occur after you made this adjustment.

Asked by: Steve
Even though I don't know Victor B., I think I can answer this question. He didn't read the little folder of info that comes with the poles to see that the clamp is adjustable. Wish REI allowed comments on reviews, because people will be steered away from these wonderful trekking poles over an erroneous review. The fastest 900-miler in the Smokies used these Corklites (note that it normally takes about 1500 miles to complete the "900").
Answered by: Indydi
Date published: 2017-05-21

Are these Leki poles still covered by a Lifetime Guarantee?

Asked by: msbrownstein
From Leki: "Trekking Pole warranty: There is a one year warranty on LEKI Carbon Shaft Trekking poles and a lifetime warranty on LEKI Aluminum Shaft Trekking poles. The warranty covers shaft breakage only."
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-22

I use trekking poles to support my tent and the tips have to fit into a tubular cross-piece. Do these poles have the same tips as my old Makalus?

Asked by: dc11
​The tips on these Leki poles have very similar tips to the Makalu's.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-27

So the max weight of 198lbs is per pole correct? Obviously that would be hard to achieve even for a 180lb guy right?

Asked by: awlareau
Right, you should have no issues with these poles.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-28

The description says "Speed Lock system offers reliable hold that supports up to 120 lbs." I often use only one pole, weigh more than 120 lbs., and often lean heavily on my pole. Do I need to be concerned about a lack of support for my weight?

Asked by: JMGCO
The weight that the Corklite Trekking Poles will support is 198 lbs. We will have our website corrected soon.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-11

Are these the kind that collapse? I already have one pair that collapses to where I can pack them in my rollaboard.

Asked by: MemphisLiz
These poles collapse down to 24.4 inches for packing.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-21

Can these poles be used while snowshoeing? If yes, will I need to purchase any additional accessories?

Asked by: Caleb H
These poles can be used for snowshoeing. Larger snow baskets can be purchased separately.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-13

Do these have the newer speedlock 2 fasteners?  The image is showing the older fasteners. 

Asked by: WisconsinPacific
These poles do have the new Speedlock 2 locks. Thank you for calling this to our attention, we will have the image updated shortly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-21
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