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When it comes to things like in-bounds poles, there’s a lot to be said for utility. Leki balances stanch practicality in a standard aluminum shaft, with a couple of features that set the Detect S a step above other fixed builds.

Sitting at an aluminum 16mm diameter, the Detect S straddles the line between a lightweight in-hand feel and on-slope durability. You should be able to ski aggressively without feeling the weight too much over the course of the day.

Aside from the impressive construction Leki also includes some worthwhile features- foremost their Trigger S strap tech. This allows you to quickly detach your poles before getting on the chairlift, as well as adding a little bit of protection against injury should you take an awkward fall. They also come with race grip handles and a top port that makes adding gate guards or a Go-Pro mount hassle-free.

There are a lot of fancy poles on the market, but the Detect S showcases the restraint necessary to make something high-quality that isn’t drowning in unnecessary features with the requisite price hike.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.4

Reasons to buy:

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    Solid build that’s comparatively lightweight
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    The Trigger S system saves last-minute strap fiddling anxiety when getting on the chairlift
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    Marginal added protection compared to more traditional pole straps

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markWrap around Trigger Alpine Straps can feel kind of awkward compared to simpler loop systems
  • check-markThe extra features are nice, but that doesn’t necessarily justify the price hike compared to other fixed aluminum models

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LEKI Detect S

Specs & Features

  • 16mm fixed aluminum shaft
  • Slim Race Grip
  • Carbide Tips
  • Trigger S strap release system
  • Adapter Cap (for guards and Go-Pro)
  • Trigger Alpine Straps
  • Includes Alpine Baskets and Powder Baskets

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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.4

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Solid build that’s comparatively lightweight
  • check-mark
    The Trigger S system saves last-minute strap fiddling anxiety when getting on the chairlift
  • check-mark
    Marginal added protection compared to more traditional pole straps

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markWrap around Trigger Alpine Straps can feel kind of awkward compared to simpler loop systems
  • check-markThe extra features are nice, but that doesn’t necessarily justify the price hike compared to other fixed aluminum models

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