LEKI micro vario Carbon poles

Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by hillwalker66, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. hillwalker66

    hillwalker66 Trail Blazer

    DFB2A97A-9C3A-45F1-97B4-10F7E57FE7B2.jpeg B0D8FA66-77B8-4556-A5E0-55CE65CD655D.jpeg I love my pacer poles for shelter pitching but have wanted to try something lighter/ more compact for a while now. Been eyeing these up for a while now. Finally bit the bullett and bought some today. Will test on wknds. Trip.
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  2. liamarchie

    liamarchie Trail Blazer

    What shelter would these work for?

    Im eyeing up some collapsible poles too but find theres not many to choose from that are light and long enough to pitch a Trailstar and Duomid
  3. hillwalker66

    hillwalker66 Trail Blazer

    They will work for the Trailstar but would need to strap 2 together for the Duomid. Got them for use with my Trailstar & a Tramplite shelter that I should be getting around the end of the year. Been a long wait, but will be worth it. :)
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  4. Ben

    Ben Summit Camper

    I really like mine. Been solid so far with my trailstar. Usually pitch the door pole upside down so not to damage the soft grip.
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  5. Andrew Rushton

    Andrew Rushton Summit Camper

    Are those the antishock ones?
  6. hillwalker66

    hillwalker66 Trail Blazer

    No they’re standard, not a fan of Anti-Shock poles.
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  7. hillwalker66

    hillwalker66 Trail Blazer

    An update after a few trips. Had 1 snap on the top section... there is some sort of metal reinforcement on section below, top section broke at place where they overlap.. seems a weak spot .
    On the whole been very pleased, they’re nice and light, rigid and pack down very small.. ideal for stowing in pack, as I did on my recent Glyerdau trip when climbing Tryfan, then over Y Cribin to Glyder Fach. Small pack size and weight means I’m far more likely to stow them when not needed. My pacers I tend to carry as they’re a little more awkward to strap securely to pack when not needed. Sent the leki’s Back via go Outdoors for assessment.
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  8. Daymoth

    Daymoth Ultralighter

    I use those and so far so good. We have a piece of carbon fibre extention to pitch the duomid.
  9. Ben

    Ben Summit Camper

    @Daymoth where did you get the extension from?
  10. Daymoth

    Daymoth Ultralighter

    We got it when ordering the tent, there was an option to get a cf pole and an option to add a 6" extension to use with trekking poles.
  11. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    I had a lightweight carbon pole snap on me, which is the reason I returned to the heavyweights (currently Leki Sherpas). Yes, 272g per pole isn't the lightest, but it's illustrative of the weight/performance tradeoff, and in the case of a clumsy individual such as me I figure it's worth it. Almost indecently strong as a shelter support too.
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  12. hillwalker66

    hillwalker66 Trail Blazer

    Had my poles back, they replaced broken section. Read online there is apparently a 5 yr guarantee against breakage. Will still use them, but only with shelters that require 1 pole to pitch. Probably go back to my converted pacers when using the Trailstal.

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