Despite low temperatures, the winter is actually a perfect time for cross-country walking. There's an extra dimension of excitement as walking can be more challenging in the colder months; the winter landscape also has a stark, majestic beauty. Whether you decide on a short stroll or a full-on hike, one essential piece of kit is walking poles.
Ken Varey Outdoor World is a proud supplier of walking poles from renowned and respected brand Leki. There are several different styles available, including:
Makalu Poles: a versatile entry-level model, made using aluminium for a combination of high strength and light weigh
Sherpa XL: with the innovative, TÜV-certified Speed Lock 2 adjustment system, these robust yet easy-to-handle aluminium-shafted walking poles include the bonus of a thermal extension. Soft, ergonomically-designed Aergon grips ensure a completely comfortable walking experience
Micro Vario Carbon Poles: if you're planning on travelling with your walking poles, this is the option for you. A simple yet highly effective push-button mechanism allows you to instantly assemble and disassemble the poles, reducing them to dimensions that can easily be accommodated in standard hand luggage
Black Series Speedlock 2 Poles: manufactured using sections of light carbon, the Black Series Speedlock 2 walking poles are stiff, strong and designed to excel at sock absorption. Adjustment is fast and simple even when wearing gloves and each pole unbelievably weighs under 400g
Walker Platinum Carbon Fibre Poles: the very best swing behaviour is guaranteed with this option, thanks to an ultra-slim diameter of just 14mm. Forces from the movement of your body are directly transferred to the Shark 2.0 grip, which is made from dual-component cork