Guides are crazy. They haul heavy packs, are strapped with a large radio, and usually bring along a little extra gear should a client forget theirs. They just can't catch a break. Unless they head out with the appropriately named Guide Lite 2 Carbon pole from Leki. For anyone looking to lighten their load, Leki is bringing a pole worthy of the guiding world to the general population. The Vario construction means that the aluminum upper and carbon lower are adjustable from 105-150cm in length. To hold it all together, Leki is using their sturdy Speed Lock 2 system to let you easily set and hold the precise pole length you desire. To avoid constantly readjusting the length of your poles on sidehills or short steep sections, there is an extended grip so you can simply move your hands for better stability while maintaining a solid grip. On the steep icy skinners, you will appreciate the rear-facing Contour basket that won't pop out of the snow every time you go to push off. On the top end, Leki has added their Aergon Air grip and Lock Security strap, a combination that is easy on the hands and sturdy on the skin track. Now you can justify that extra Snickers bar in your pack since your shaving grams with Leki's Guide Lite 2 Carbon pole.
- 16mm aluminum upper and 14mm carbon lower shave weight without compromising durability.
- Contour rear-facing baskets just make sense for steep skin tracks on hardpack.
- Ranging from 105cm up to 150cm, you are sure to find the right length in any terrain.
- Aergon Air grip is ergonomically designed for comfort and engineered to save weight.
- Extended foam grip lets you find the perfect hand placement in variable terrain.
|Lengths (cm)||Adjustable 105-150cm|
|Basket & Tip||Contour Binding with carbide tip|
|Strap||Lock Security Strap|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Large adjustment range for most skiers in just about all terrain|
|Bottom Line||Excellent strength to weight ratio with a trailing basket gives you a great touring pole with features you want|
|Compare to other Adjustable Ski Poles|
Questions & Reviews
These straps are not releasable, they will "pop" open and allow the strap to loosen to its full size, but they do not fully come apart from the pole.
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