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