LEKI Black Series Micro Vario Carbon Pole
This is a superb and well-designed folding pole that improves on previous LEKI models. The new mechanism may become the standard that others one day follow, says Alan James
MSR® (Mountain Safety Research), the high-performance outdoor equipment brand, has introduced three new backcountry pole designs for Winter 2018. The Ascent, Explore, and Trail series are designed for snowshoeing, winter travel, and backcountry adventures, and all feature MSR's patented DynaLock™ secure adjustment for rock-solid performance and tool-free tensioning.
"MSR's new poles have been engineered to deliver highly-functional, lightweight, and reliable confidence." said Sarah Courtney, MSR's Snowshoe and Alpine Tool Division Category Manager. "We've developed these poles to serve all ability levels, from first-time explorers on established trails to mountaineers moving through remote and rugged terrain."
Each pole is specifically designed with the adventure-type in mind and features specific components to best serve the user's needs. Whether it's the lightest-weight pole for fast mountaineering in high-alpine conditions, or a simple and durable pole for someone using it at a park who is new to snowshoeing, the MSR backcountry pole line now has something for every activity and level of adventure. All three poles feature a comfortable EVA foam grip, snow and summer baskets with catch for raising MSR Televators, and adjustable strap. All three pole offerings will be available starting in September, 2018.
This carbon pole is designed for the active outdoor enthusiast looking for a fast, ultralight snowshoeing, mountaineering, splitboarding, and ski pole option.
This best-of-both worlds option is designed for the adventurer who does it all – someone who might find themselves in rugged backcountry terrain, but also enjoys snowshoeing on rolling hills.
The two-piece aluminum DynaLock Trail pole is designed with versatility in mind with a simple, yet durable construction.