Application to test the Leki Trekking Poles in order of preference:
1. Super Makalu AirErgo PA
2. Ultralite Ti AirErgo PA
3. Ultralite Ti AirErgo
Name Robert W. Wilborn, D.C.
Height 6'3" (190.5 cm)
Weight 260 lbs (118 kg)
Location North Texas
Date March 1, 2003
I have read the latest edition of the BackpackGearTest survival guide, ver.
12/02, and agree to fully comply with the rules outlined within.
In terms of my personal experience with trekking poles, I have never owned a
pair of trekking poles. I currently use a pair of ski poles that I purchased
from a second hand store. I have used the ski poles exclusively for the past
several months. I injured my left knee on a canoe trip in Canada this summer
and the ski poles have helped me in the rehabilitation of my knee. The ski
poles have helped reduce the stress on both my knees and ankles, and I would
not dream of going on a trip without them. I have been shopping around for
trekking poles and I like the design of the Leki poles.
My anticipated uses for the Leki trekking poles would encompass an extensive
range of testing conditions. My primary goal would be to test the Leki poles
in terms of strength and durability. I am currently testing the Crazy Creek
Crib LEX and would like to use the Leki poles to support the fly when using
the hammock as a bivy and as a stand-alone tarp.
Test conditions would range from 2-3 day weekend hikes within Texas, Oklahoma
and Arkansas. Long term testing will run into the summer and fall, where I
can evaluate the poles in a variety or weather conditions and different soils
from sandy to extremely rocky.
Background: I have been backpacking and hiking for the past 20 years.
Currently, I hike and backpack in North Texas, East Texas, Oklahoma and
Arkansas. I try and get out at least twice a month, with the exception of the
hot months here in Texas, when it's just too uncomfortable to get out and do
much of anything. I hike and backpack with my two teenage sons, and I have
been trying to introduce my wife into some small backpacking trips. I have
been very active with my son's Scout troop and I am currently the advisor for
the high adventure patrol, made up of high school aged boys.
Superfeet Quick Fit Everyday
Crazy Creek Crib LEX (2003)
Monitor for test series:
Crazy Creek Crib (2002)
Links to my previous product reviews:
Superfeet Quick Fit Everyday:
BackpackGearTest.org Review - /reviews/Footwear/Superfeet Quick Fit
Everyday/Robert W. Wilborn/Long Term Field Rep
BackpackGearTest.org Review - /reviews/Knives/Victorinox/Robert W.
Wilborn/Victornox Classic Long Term Field Repor
I thank you for considering my application.
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