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Leki Micro Vario Carbon Poles

£144.95 (pair)www.leki.com

These lightweight poles are a great addition to your pack for single or multi day trips. Made from carbon and weighing only 234g they feel incredibly light in your hands and make swift movement easy. There is some vibration which travels up the pole but this did not cause any discomfort. The smooth grip, which extends down the pole, allows you to use them on a variety of terrain with your hands in different positions. This thermal grip also feels warm to touch when the weather turns. The wrist strap is soft and comfortable and can be changed to suit your wrist position. The pole length can also be quickly and easily adjusted to suit your height. They also fold down to only 38cm making them easy to stow in small rucksacks.

►Verdict: Compact, lightweight and comfortable.

►Best for: Trekking, trail running and walking.

Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70