Leki Poles style: “Roc’s Free” scene in picture, with green handles)
Leki Gloves (style: “Elements”)
These poles are light, comfortable and modern. The interface with the glove and pole is revolutionary!
I am very impressed with Leki’s modern graphics also!!! The baskets are durable, and the best part is how easy it is to swap baskets. I have found myself swapping baskets going from hard pack to powder on a recent trip to Whistler. I am still an advocate of traditional pole sizing, vs. the short poles scene today on may young riders, that is mainly because I am in the back country more than the park, being from the Northwest and all.
The gloves I am currently using are Leki’s Element. Super cool graphic design on the palm, very comfortable neo material with a 60% leather wrap. They fit snug and have two straps for tightening, an “over-sized” Velcro strap (over-sized for a “gloved” hand) and a traditional webbing strap over the forehand. Brilliant! The interior of the glove has a very comfortable feel. I noticed the palm had a “grippy” feel, almost causing my glove to stick to the pole handle. And I love teh modern graphics.
I have not had a chance to try these in extreme cold conditions, but here in the Northwest, we rarely see extreme, and often in the past I am having a problem of my gloves being too warm, so the Elements are a perfect in between!! It was about 29 deg F and they were warm!!