This Lite version of the Makalu still provides great value, strength and reliability in a slightly lighter, slimmer set of poles. The aluminium construction make these a great choice for difficult terrain, when carrying extra weight or those who simply want extra confidence from a solid pole.
There is now also a Lite version of the legendary Makalu by LEKI. Thanks to the thinner shaft diameter (16 x 14 x 12 mm), this pole weighs in at just 235 g. Just like its bigger brother, the Makalu Lite impresses with its comfortable AERGON Thermo Grip and intuitive Speed Lock 2 Adjustment System with adjustable length of 100-135 cm. The Makalu Lite is a super-light companion for all situations.
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Leki's Makalu Lite Trekking Poles are a slimmer and lighter version but they are still designed to provide strength and confidence on any terrain. These poles have the Aergon handles which are shaped to be more comfortable in your hands. They also have the Speed Lock2 mechanism which allows you to extend and reduce the length of the poles quickly and easily depending on whether you are going up or down hills.
For the price you get a pole capable of performing on serious hills, soft muddy ground or casual walks out. These poles don't flex with the added weight that comes from a fully loaded pack or when they dig in to support you on soft muddy ground. This gives you extra confidence when you are out on more adventurous treks without weighing too much.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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