Leki Micro Vario Carbon DSS Trekking Poles
Leki Micro Vario Carbon DSS Trekking Poles weigh only 1lb. 1oz. for the pair. Leki also offers a shock-absorbing Dynamic Suspension System and 5 separate carbon shaft sections to make easy for packing up inside the included nylon/mesh bag.
Komperdell Carbon Featherlite Poles
The Carbon Featherlite Poles from Austrian pole manufacturer Komperdell feature 100 percent carbon construction for a weight of just 4.3 oz. per pole. The poles include wrist straps, and tungsten/carbide tips for added durability. Komperdell claims its poles are stronger than lighter poles offered by Gossamer Gear and Bozeman Mountain Works.
Gossamer Gear LightTrek 3 Custom Poles
Known for offering some of the lightest hiking and backpacking gear on the market, including a sub-8-oz. backpack, Gossamer Gear makes the lightest trekking poles on this list. The made-to-order LightTrek 3 poles come in a variety of sizes, with weights starting at just 2.4 oz. per pole (longest poles are still just 2.6 oz.). These poles are fixed length and can be ordered in 5 cm increments between 110 and 135 cm. Baskets add .4 oz. to each pole. The poles feature a tapered shaft and carbide tip.
Article Written By Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher has been a writer since 2002, starting his career in politics and legislation. He has written travel and outdoor recreation articles for a variety of print and online publications, including "Rocky Mountain Magazine" and "Bomb Snow." He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers College.