Very simply an ultralight carbon racing pole. These are designed to cut weight and improve performance. The carbon construction, simple folding mechanism and simple design make these poles super reliable too. Perfect for long distances, technical terrain or a wide range of trail races.
LEKI's lightest carbon folding pole. Pure technology meets minimalist design. The RTC Foam grip with adjustable Skin Strap provides comfortable support surface on difficult paths and the thermal grip extension offers additional comfort. The Fin Vario system gives you even more flexibility no matter what surface you choose to walk on. Available in the lengths 100-135 cm. Sold as a Pair
Leki's Micro RCM Trail Running Poles are the lightest folding poles they make. With full carbon construction and Leki's lightest Thermo Ultralight grip weight is a priority here. The extended Thermo grip allows more of the pole to be used in the coldest conditions whilst the roll top handle gives added comfort. There is also an ultra lightweight adjustable Velcro wrist strap that is highly breathable. The features of these poles are minimal but this allows the low weight and small pack size.
These poles are not designed for general use and will not react well to trekking with full weight packs and lots of force. They can be packed for an emergency but they are trail running poles. These were perfect for a recent trail running trip in Scotland as they could be folded quickly and easily when they weren't needed on flat non-technical sections. When in use the weight and precision tips allowed me to maintain a good pace on more technical rocky trails which across 60km was invaluable.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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