The Leki Thermolite XL Antishock (updated for 2012) combines lightweight design with features like antishock, advanced locking mechanisms and extended ergonomic grips, LEKI's Thermolite XL Antishock trekking poles offer support and durability at a weight of only 530 grams per pair.
Leki Thermolite XL Antishock trekking poles feature LEKI's Soft Antishock System (SAS) Lite that reduces stress on the joints, muscles and ligaments. The combination of internal steel spring and elastomer creates a smooth and unique suspension system that is quieter and reduces shock more effectively than other designs. LEKI places the SAS Lite system closer to the point of impact by embedding it inside the shaft of the lower pole section, keeping the spring cleaner and requiring less maintenance.
Incorporating a 15-degree positive angle that preserves a natural position for your wrists, dynamic, lightweight AERGON Thermo XL grips have an ovoid shape that can be palmed or held traditionally. A rubberized, dimpled top offers a textured grip point and easy-adjust straps reduce stress on your wrists and provide additional security and comfort. The extended length of the grips allows you to grasp lower on the shaft, eliminating the need to shorten the length of the poles every time you encounter a steep slope or side hill traverse.
LEKI's Speed Lock system utilizes an integrated stainless steel pressure plate to provide a secure lock and keep pole sections from slipping. The fiberglass-reinforced mechanism resists stretching so it retains its locking ability after repeated use. Adjusting pole length on-the-fly has never been easier.
Thermolite XL Antishock poles employ carbide flex tips that deflect up to 30 degrees without damaging the lower pole sections. This reduces the risk of pole breakage if the pole should get caught between rocks or tree roots on the trail. Standard trekking baskets are included and are interchangeable with a simple screw on/off design that stays secure.
LEKI Thermolite XL Antishock trekking poles are sold in pairs.
•Shafts made from lightweight aluminum
•Speed Lock and Super Lock systems
•AERGON Thermo extended foam grips
•Security wrist straps
•Carbide flex tips
•Soft Anti-Shock Light used in the lower shafts
Recommended Use: Lightweight Hiking, Backpacking
Type: Aluminum Shafts
Minimum Length: 25.9" (66 cm)
Maximum Length: 53.1" (135 cm)