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Leki Ultralight Ti

in Trekking Poles

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4.25 / 5 (4 reviews)


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Joe Westing
( pedro87 )
Leki Ultralight Ti on 06/29/2007 11:01:17 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Had these poles for a few years and they've performed very well. Only had one time when the poles slipped and that was quickly fixed by cleaning the poles. These titanium poles are fairly light (15.6 oz./pair) as adjustable poles go, but they can't beat carbon fiber or any fixed length poles. Overall, these poles are light and durable, and I would definitely recommend them.
Leki Ultralight Ti Ergonometric

Edited by pedro87 on 07/15/2007 12:02:25 MDT.

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Elliott Wolin
( ewolin )

Locale:
Hampton Roads, Virginia
Works great for me on 07/31/2007 10:52:05 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I've been using these on and off for about a year, and they work great for me. Once in a while I have to tighten the locks, but not often. Hard to beat in a 3-piece non-carbon pole, and about as light as they get.

Matthew Robinson
( mcjhrobinson )

Locale:
Waaay West
good 3 piece poles on 03/16/2008 23:05:07 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

ive used these poles for 100+mi and have zero complaints other than slippage. If you need a 3 piece use these poles.

Marco A. Sánchez
( marcoasn - M )

Locale:
The fabulous Pyrenees
Lightweight and durable adjustable titanium poles on 09/16/2009 09:59:37 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

At 213 g / 7,5 oz per pole (measured, without trekking basket), the Leki Ultralite Ti are a reasonably lightweight choice when you need adjustable poles that can handle real abuse in the backcountry. Fixed length carbon fiber poles rocks, but come with their own set of limitations. Carrying fixed-length poles attached to the pack is a real hassle when bushwhacking, and carbon fiber shafts does not handle sharp object impacts very well.

The Leki Ultralite Ti poles are three-section poles with foam grips similar in shape to the Kork-O-Lon molded EVA foam grips, although a bit smaller:

The grips are similar to the Kork-O-Lon molded EVA foam grips


These grips are multi-position, allowing for minor length adjustments without a real pole length adjustment:

The grips are multi-position


To quickly change the grip position you should not use the pole straps. However, after a short period of adaptation I never miss the straps, so I ended cutting them (The straps should be literally cut, so you should really be sure to do so)

Being adjustable the poles show some slippage, which is a hassle after getting used to using fixed length poles.

After 2+ years of use, the middle sections of both poles show a crack in the insertion of the locking system:

Crack in the insertion of the locking system

Edited by marcoasn on 09/16/2009 10:01:54 MDT.

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