With more than 250 patents, LEKI has introduced more innovations and filed more patents than any other manufacturer in the outdoor and ski industry. In 1970 the company produced their first ski poles to be sold under the LEKI brand, which stands for the owners name and the company headquarters - LEnhart in KIrchheim -, to improve and revolutionize the quality and functionality of the ski poles of the time. Since then, LEKI has been producing smart and well-designed products such as ski poles, hiking poles, trekking poles and high-quality ski gloves. The premise of combining safety and comfort with an attractive design is always a priority at LEKI. This is how LEKI stands for products that customers can enjoy for years and on which they can rely.