LEKI is launching its new range of poles for the speed hiker.
Heralding a new category – “Cross Trail” – the range caters for a lifestyle rather than an activity. LEKI undertook one-and-a-half years of research including extensive one-to-one interviews with the end consumer. It ascertained that this new customer likes to wear fast and light clothing and has a limited time to go into the mountains; perhaps 1–1.5 hours. They want to hike at a pace at which they feel comfortable; this is about enjoyment, dynamism and speed.
LEKI’s Cross Trail range comprises 4 models all of which are folding. Two models – MTC 12 Mario and MCT 12 Vario Women – use 100% carbon; the other two – MCT Vario and MCT Vario Women – use aluminium. The poles are slim and lightweight, and all feature the new Cross Shark Grip which offers speed and comfort.