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14mm Walking Pole Link (Twist Lock)

14mm Walking Pole Link (Twist Lock)
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Product Code:  YA101


Please note: We cannot guarantee this pole will work with all flick-lock style walking poles. It will fit some by Leki and Black Diamond and therefore we recommend you watch the video to ascertain if it is worth trying with your model. Please also see the 'Missing Link' extender for 12mm poles sections which may be a better option.

At last the strongest, most stable, reliable solution to convert your walking poles into a support for the Teepee style shelter, Shangri-La 3, Shangri-La 4, Megalight, Megamid, Hex Peak, tarp and any shelter requiring a solid tall adjustable pole.

This came to me in a 'light-bulb' moment when I was struggling to use a strap linking system to tie two walking poles together to create a single strong supporting pole. Although it worked I wouldn't want to rely on it in a storm and looking at the inherent strength of the top two sections of a traditional walking pole, it occurred to me that a short lower extension which linked them with another two identical sections would be ideal.

Once I did my research as to the diameter of most walking poles I could get my hands on, I realized that most of them use a 14mm diameter pole as the lowest section (before it tapers) and thus the 300mm x 14mm extension unit was born.

(This extender suits poles which are made from 18mm, 16mm and 14mm sections. Slim lightweight poles made from 16mm, 14mm and 12mm sections require our other extension tube)

Currently this extension unit is known to fit Alpkit, Craig Hoppers, Leki (Classic Only), Pacer, Mountain King (Carbon Compact and Expedition) and Trekmates walking poles. This list will be added to, as the knowledge base expands.

Made from normal pole alloy it weighs 46g and is Magenta in colour so you can find it easily in your bag.

Simply unscrew the lower section of each walking pole and slide the extension unit into place, twist and lock it into place and sorted.

Please ensure there is a good 'overlap' of each section over the joining section to provide maximum stability and strength. To remove simply reverse the process and replace the lower section back into place.

A word of warning: Do take care removing/replacing the lower pole section and slotting in the extension unit, to ensure the plastic expanders slide into place without damaging the fins. No responsibility will be taken for any damaged expanders which have been forced or damaged in any way.

How to measure your pole diameter:
Remove lower pole section. Tear a strip of scrap paper a few centimetres long and wrap it around the solid top of the section, nearest to the plastic expander. Crease the paper with your finger nails where your thumb and forefinger touch. Then measure the distance between the two marks.
If the measurement is approx 44mm the pole is 14mm in diameter.
If the measurement is approx 38mm then the pole is 12mm diameter and you will require the 16mm tube instead.

Will fit all walking poles with a 14mm lower section, currently;

Craig Hopper
Leki Classic (NOT the ligthweight series - you need the 16mm version)
Leki Khumbu Makalu
Pacer Alloy only (For the Carbon Pacers - you need the 16mm version)
Mountain King

Measuring your pole diameter
Twist and remove the lower section of your walking pole. You need to measure at the top of the pole, just below the 'twist lock' system.

If you don't have the manufacturers information or a digital caliper, you can try this simple method. Mathematically with a radius of 7mm the (internal) circumference should be  2 x pi x R = 43.96mm. However, if you use a slip of paper and wrap it around the pole, then lay it against a ruler, we are getting a measurement of 48-50mm. That's close enough!



  • Total length including expanders 380mm x 14mm
  • Extension allows a maximum limit of 250mm
  • Alloy
  • Colour: Magenta
  • Weight: 46g
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Walking pole extension
02 November 2023  | 

Really like the item, but really should be about a third of the price, especially when you add on shipping-ends up costing about 20!

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We manufacture these items in the UK, not in sweat shops in Asia, so this is the best price we can offer. Also Second Class post isn't a free service. We have always kept our prices as fair as we possibly can.

Brilliant idea - well executed
03 October 2022  | 

I bought this because I use both a Luxe Hexpeak and a A Six Moons Lunar Solo. The carbon pole I originally had for the Lunar Solo is not long or stiff enough (ahem) to enable different pitch heights and the adjustable tarp pole I bought for the Hexpeak broke after one use. This solution is perfect for both. I always have the trekking poles with me anyway (guys, you can add the Fizan Compact 158g set to the compatability list) and this is the perfect solution.

Now I can have the pole set to the perfect length for whatever the weather or ground conditions dictate; either tall for lots of ventilation around the base or shorter for when I need to keep out wind-driven rain or snow.

Great piece of well thought out and well-executed gear.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Twist Lock Wlaking Pole Link
17 January 2022  | 

Great product, works a treat. Quickly delivered.

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Light, strong, easy to use, fast delivery
08 November 2021  | 

The twist lock pole extender is lightweight, strong, easy to use and the delivery was within 2 days. Great product and faultless service as always.

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14mm twist lock link adapter
28 September 2020  | 

Works very well with my Leki voyager and Karrimor poles for the luxpeak minipeak Xl

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Does it work....yes it does
09 July 2020  | 

Second to none service from backpacking light yet again 👍

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22 July 2019  | 

All good. Works perfectly with the Fizan Compact 4. Friendly and helpful customer service too.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

trekking pole extender
04 March 2019  | 

absolutely perfect product and very fast delivery

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14mm walking pole extender
15 March 2018  | 

This is a fantastic solution for joining your walking poles together therefor saving you from carrying an additional tent pole.

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Brilliantly Effective
03 July 2017  | 

Clever. Very Clever. Converted my old Leki Makalus into a strong-as-you-like pole for the Luxe Hexpeak, proving itself over two blustery nights in the Mournes.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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