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How do I choose walking hiking poles?

To get the maximum benefit from your walking hiking poles, be sure that you have the right poles for the hiking conditions you plan to tackle. The many choices of Leki trekking poles provide a good place to start your search for the perfect pole.

Moderate: For a modestly challenging hike, walking hiking poles such as basic Leki trekking poles will likely serve you well.

Challenging: For rugged terrain, Leki trekking choices include the Leki Super Makalu Antishock Mountain Terrain Trekking Poles, which are specifically engineered for support and stability during high-altitude trekking. These poles also feature interchangeable baskets and a carbide flex tip. In addition, a new, lightweight antishock system is contained in the lower section of the poles to provide constant antishock benefits.

Ultralight: Ultralight backpackers might opt for the lightest Leki hiking poles. For example, Leki Thermolite Aergon Antishock Trekking Poles feature the Leki Super Locking system for a tight fit and fast setup. The light but sturdy aluminum poles weigh in at 16.2 ounces per pair, and they are also equipped with a triple-spring antishock mechanism.

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