With a collapsible style design, Leki’s well-designed and ergonomic cork handles, and a competitive price, the LEKI Micro Vario Carbon is one of the best poles in the market.
This aluminum model folds to a size of only 14.96 in, making it one of the smallest on the market. Hikers love the Leki SpeedLock 2 locking system. It can be installed and uninstalled in the blink of an eye without having to resort to tools thanks to a built-in clamping function. The ability to keep locks easily tightened confirms the general tendency of sticks to resist the wear and tear of time.
As with all folding sticks, the design of Micro Vario imposes a compromise. Folding hiking poles are light and compact but do not allow optimal adjustment. It is possible to adjust them over a range of 7.87 in, which is much less than its telescopic counterparts.
Telescopic poles are generally less robust than their telescopic counterparts. Their aluminum design nevertheless gives them excellent resistance. The choice between strength and the practicality of folding is, therefore, to be done.