You don't always need poles, but they're pretty handy to have if you can stow them away when you're done with the steeps. The Leki Micro Trail Vario Poles fold down nice and small, so you can tuck them away when you're picking up the pace on a flat section, and their pure carbon construction won't slow you down if you bring them backpacking for the weekend. Quick-snap locks secure the segments while you're trekking, but are a cinch to open when folding time comes. Cork handles provide comfortable grips so your hands aren't too fatigued for campfire food prep, and the trail-specific tip and half basket provide precise planting on rocky trails without adding too much weight.
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