Leki Micro Vario Carbon Review

Leki Micro Vario Carbon Review

Are you wondering about the purchase of Leki Micro Vario Carbon? You are not sure if they will be right for you? In this post we performed a full Leki Micro Vario Carbon Review which helps you to dispel your doubts.

Leki Micro Vario Carbon Review

Trekking PolePriceTypeWeightShaftGripLength
Leki Micro Vario Carbon $220Folding17 oz.CarbonFoam15.5 in.
Durability
60%
Weight
90%
Comfort
75%
Versality
65%
Packability
90%

Leki Micro Vario Carbon

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Pros

  • Packable
  • Lightweight
  • Very comfortable handles

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Length range of 110-130cm may not suit everyone

Durability

Leki Micro Vario Carbon are made entirely of carbon, which is much more fragile and therefore prone to damage than models made of aluminum. However, its durability is at a satisfactory level. Although we do not recommend them for difficult hikes outside the trail, but if you are looking for a compromise between durability and mobility, this is a great choice

Weight

Thanks to the carbon and foam used, the pole weighs a little over 450g making it one of the lightest tested. It isn’t as light as some of the other carbon poles, but made up for this in that it had more features and was more versatile than some of the superlight offerings.

Comfort

Leki MicroVario Carbon, as opposed to the competition, is equipped with foam grips. The main advantage of the foam over the commonly used cork is excellent sweat evacuation and good adhesion, which is especially important in high moisture conditions. In addition, the foam grips adapt very well to the shape of the hand, which significantly increases the overall comfort of use.

As in the case of Leki Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec and the Leki Corklite DSS Antishock  it uses Leki’s SpeedLock 2 external lever locking mechanism. It’s super easy to use and doesn’t require any spare tools or coins to tighten or loosen the tension, which makes on-trail adjustments easy.

Versality

Leki Micro Vario Carbon excels as a great choice for hikers, trekkers, and backpackers. It can be also a good choice for climbers and travelers as well, thanks to its packable design. The field comes with snow baskets to make a lightweight choice for mountaineers, snowshoers, or splitboarders. The foam grips are great for warm weather as well as they wick moisture effectively.

Packability

The Leki Micro Vario Carbon uses a three-piece tent pole design allowing it to break apart to a packable length of just 38cm. It makes it one of the more packable models compared to the traditional telescoping design, like the Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork at 61 centimeters or the Leki Corklite DSS Antishock at 67 centimeters.

Price

The price of $200 makes the Leki Micro Vario Carbon one of the most expensive poles. However, if you have the money, it’s an exceptional purchase for a lightweight, packable, and durable pole

Leki Micro Vario Carbon Review - Conclusion

The Leki Micro Vario Carbon is the most premium pole offered by Leki. The premium carbon fibre used makes this pole very light. The foam grips felt great in the hand and added something unique to the typical cork grips used in most premium poles

If money isn’t an issue and if you’re looking for something new, ultralight and very portable then the Leki Micro Vario Carbon is perfect and can be used in a variety of conditions.

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Leki Micro Vario Carbon Review

2 thoughts on “Leki Micro Vario Carbon Review”

  1. Great review –

    I have one question, how durable and sturdy is this product? and replaceable parts (stopper) easy to find?

    I have used products of this kind that have been incredibly good but only to find replacable parts hard to find.

    • Leki Micro Vario Carbon is a full carbon construction, but it is still quite durable. Certainly more so than the Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z but not more than a traditional telescoping design like the Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork. However, if you’re looking for something more durable, I would suggest going with a model made of aluminum, like the Leki Corklite DSS Antishock.
      I also encourage to see my review of best trekking poles > http://smartvoyager.eu/best-trekking-poles/

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