Leki Makalu Walking Pole Failure

It looks like it's time to invest in a new pair of walking poles!

 Just cleaning my kit after a few days on the Isle of Skye and found a split in the top of the middle section of one of my Leki Makalu poles.  Being a creature of habit, this is my 'right hand pole' and also the one I use for holding my Mountain Laurel Designs Trailstar up, ie this pole goes inside the shelter.  The other ('left hand') pole holds the entrance up outside and is fine.  It's impossible to say if this happened when the pole was under tension from the Trailstar or through ordinary wear and tear.

It might be worth checking your poles if you use them to support a shelter.




Post a Comment