Gear Test: LEKI Black Series FX Carbon

Out in the wild with the LEKI Black Series FX Carbon, we’re putting these trekking poles through their paces.

Highlights of the LEKI Black Series FX Carbon

Initial Thoughts on the LEKI Black Series FX Carbon

The LEKI Black Series FX Carbon trekking poles are certainly some of the best trekking poles on the market. At just 228g, they feel feather light in your hands. The grip is very comfortable and the lockout system for extending and folding the poles is really slick. They feel really solid with no unnecessary wiggling or twisting of parts. After testing with these poles, my next activity was taking my old trekking poles to my local outdoor consignment shop to be sold. These LEKI poles are everything I’d ever want in a trekking pole.

Pros Cons
  • Incredibly lightweight and low profile
  • Very pricey!
  • The Speed Lock 2 Plus system is very satisfying
  • Somewhat easy to pinch your fingers while extending the poles

See the LEKI Black Series FX Carbon

What do you think of the LEKI Black Series FX Carbon? Have you tested it yourself? Share your thoughts in a comment below.

Lettie Stratton

Lettie Stratton is the founder of Wild Wanderer, an outdoor adventure site for the LGBTQIA+ community. Lettie is a writer, cyclist, backpacker, hiker, nordic skier, and enjoyer of all things outdoors. Review Policy: We do not accept payments or gifts from brands and vendors, and strive to provide unbiased, independent advice. Brands typically provide review samples which we return, and in some cases we purchase the item so we can keep using it long after the review.

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