Pole and Glove Care Tips

LEKI products are known for their exceptional quality and durability. To ensure your poles and gloves have a long lifespan, it's essential to properly maintain them.

Maintain Your Gloves

Proper care can greatly extend the life of your gloves. Always air your gloves thoroughly after use, avoiding storage when damp or wet, and regularly clean them with a damp cloth. If necessary, gently hand-wash them in lukewarm water with a small amount of mild detergent. Avoid heavy-duty detergents and/or fragrance sprays. Allow them dry at room temperature. Do not use a tumble dryer, heater, or hairdryer, as heat can damage the fabric and laminations.

Maintain Your Telescoping Poles

Regular inspection will ensure your LEKI Telescoping Poles remain a reliable part of your gear for years. Wipe them off with a dry cloth after use, and avoid using lubricants, oils, or fats.

Periodically replace worn parts depending on their condition. After each race, disassemble the pole segments or extend to their maximum length and allow them to dry. This prevents oxidation from forming inside the tubes. Once reassembled, your LEKI Telescoping Poles are ready for your next adventure.

Maintain Your Folding Poles

Following our care instructions will keep your LEKI Folding Poles functioning reliably for years. If the poles get damp or wet, wipe each segment dry with a cloth. Fold and store them in a dry environment.

Prevent dirt, dust, and grime from entering the segments, as this can impair functionality and damage the poles. If dust or grit enters your poles, rinse with fresh water and dry them in the manner outlined above. If they become stuck as a result of dust or grit, a very small amount of Q-20 applied to an ear-bud and then to the affected area may help.

Which Parts Can Be Replaced?

All accessories and worn parts (handles, loops, discs, tips) can be replaced with LEKI products. We recommend self-replacement only for baskets with integrated threading. For glued tips or handles, please consult a trusted LEKI specialist dealer.

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