The Leki Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec is our Top Pick again this year for the most comfortable folding model. This is due to the awesome cork handled grips found on many of Leki's more expensive poles. It also offers a super packable break-apart design - all for a reasonably priced package. This model is an absolute steal for all of the tech that Leki packed into it, especially since we've found that both tent-style poles and those with cork handles are a tad more expensive. Unfortunately, because of its aluminum design, it only received average marks in the weight category. All of that being said and done though, it's a great pole for the price, and it stood out in our review this year.
The award-winning Cor-Tec poles by Leki now come in the Leki Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec DSS model. These poles have the same construction as the classic Cor-Tec but boast a new Dynamic Suspension System (DSS). This system is aimed at reducing sock and vibrations you may encounter on the trail.