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The Ultimate Four-Season, One-Pole Quiver from LEKI

The new SHERPA collection from LEKI delivers the perfect pole for year-round adventure


The new Sherpa series from Leki combines the time-tested technology of world-class trekking poles with innovations that provide optimal stability and comfort. The Sherpa and Sherpa Lite come with the new Aergon Air grip designed for optimal ergonomic comfort and performance whether you are on a day hike, backpacking adventure, or snowshoeing in your favorite winter wonderland. These telescoping three-section poles are collapsible and infinitely adjustable across a massive size range thanks to the efficient and secure Speed Lock 2 Plus lever.

Features and Specs of the Sherpa Series

The Sherpa is the workhorse of the line, comprised of 18/16/14-millimeter sections providing optimal stability in even the most rugged conditions. The Sherpa Lite is constructed of 16/14/12-millimeter sections making for a slightly lighter yet incredibly durable pole. Both poles use HTS 6.5 aluminum, which provides the best-in-class strength to weight ratio. The Sherpa is adjustable from 110 to 145 centimeters, and the Sherpa Lite from 100 to 135 centimeters.

Both poles come with an extended foam grip, allowing users multiple locations to grasp the pole depending on the terrain. Choke down on the pole when ascending steep and rugged terrain and palm the top of the pole on the rubberized surface of the Aergon Air grip for descents. The Sherpa series has an adjustable, locking hand strap that can be micro-adjusted to fit each user’s hand. The Aergon Air has a built-in positive angle, helping to reduce fatigue in the wrist. 

What makes the Sherpa series more than a traditional hiking pole is the ability to swap out the baskets when the trail gets muddy or covered with snow. The Sherpa poles come with both a traditional hiking basket and the Big Mountain Binding Basket. The Big Mountain basket has a hard plastic edge, making it a cinch to clear snow and ice from snowshoes or climbing skins when backcountry skiing. The large size of the basket also helps keep the poles from sinking into mud or snow. The Carbide Flex tips bend up to 30 degrees without damage to the pole, significantly reducing the chance of breakage.

Poles for All Seasons

With this piece of gear, there’s no reason to put your hiking poles away when the seasons change. Easily convert your trusty summer hiking pole into a winter tool ideal for mountaineering, snowshoeing, and backcountry skiing. The Sherpa series from Leki is your new one-pole quiver for year round adventure. Learn more about the Sherpa and the the Leki Sherpa Lite.

Founded in 1948, Leki is a leading manufacturer of skiing, trekking, and trail running poles and gloves—German engineered and produced in the company’s Czech Republic factory. Leki equips over 1,000 of the world’s best athletes and brand ambassadors in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon, trail running, ski mountaineering, mountain guiding, and alpine climbing. Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, Leki USA, Inc. is the sole distributor of Leki brand products in the United States.

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