Review of LEKI Sierra Antishock Hiking Poles

LEKI makes some of the highest quality trekking and hiking poles in the world. They also specialize in walking poles, Nordic poles, and everything in between. The LEKI Sierra Antishock Trekking Pole is one of their best (and most expensive) products, costing as much as $80 per pole ($160 for the entire set) but offering a variety of features that make it one of the best available poles around.

Features of the LEKI Sierra Antishock Trekking Pole

·        High quality anti-shock system that absorbs a great deal of impact.

·        Comes complete with an unscrewable camera mount.

·        Very adjustable pole that uses the Leki Super Lock System.

·        Made with an impact absorbing rubber tip for less noise and more friction.

·        Can be collapsed to as little as 78 cm or stretched to 145 cm.

·        Has a comfortable foam grip.

·        Shaft made from durable aluminum.

·        Equipped with a Rosewood knob for those that need cane-like support.

Pros

The LEKI Sierra Antishock Trekking Pole is extremely durable. While it is made for trekking the outdoors (generally an activity among younger, more versatile individuals), the LEKI Sierra Antishock Trekking Pole is strong enough that it can be used as a walking pole for those with back or hip issues that need the extra support. In fact, the LEKI Sierra Antishock Trekking Pole is one of the only trekking poles that is recommended even for casual walking use.

The grip on the LEKI Sierra Antishock Trekking Pole is very comfortable, made out of a gentle foam material that doesn’t create as much ache when you grip for lengthy periods of time. The shock absorbing technology is also very good, and the baskets can easily be replaced depending on the season. The LEKI Sierra Antishock Trekking Pole also comes with a carbide tip as well as a rubber tip for different types of terrain.

Cons

The LEKI Sierra Antishock Trekking Pole is very pricy. That price can be a turnoff for people that are looking to purchase two poles, since they are more expensive than most of the other poles available. The Super Lock system that is found on all Leki poles is also not as good as it could be, and can take several minutes to adjust the length when you need to.

Overall Impressions

The LEKI Sierra Antishock Trekking Pole is a very good trekking pole. The only serious issue is the locking system, and that locking system is going to be found on every Leki pole in existence. The hand grips are more comfortable than most other poles, the shaft is very durable and can withstand a lot of weight (which is why the pole also duals as a cane when someone needs the extra support) and the easy to use camera mount is equally as useful for photographers and hobbyists alike. Overall the LEKI Sierra Antishock Trekking Pole may be expensive, but it is also a very good value. You can buy them online here.