Bamboo ski and trekking poles handmade in Switzerland. Built with 99% recyclable materials
ROBUST. FLEXIBLE. LIGHT.
Designed and made in Corsier-sur-Vevey
99% RECYCLABLE & REUSABLE
and working on the remaining 1%
TAILOR-MADE TO YOUR HEIGHT
Burgundy-colored cow leather procured in Bern, Switzerland
Customizable laser engraving (names, logos...) Max 15x80mm
Custom-made aluminum ferrule riveted to the bamboo pole for maximized solidity and durability
Tungsten carbide tip for best grip on ice and rocks and reduced wear
90mm freeride basket suitable for all types of snow
Ferrule CNC Machined in Corbières, Switzerland. Tip and basket from Slovenia
Explained by Founder Axel Lehmkuhl
"Les Bâtons started in 2018 when I broke my aluminum poles. Initially, I looked into carbon but could not get used to the wobbly feeling, so I decided to make a durable, convenient, sustainable, and above all, fun to use pair, considering alternative materials as well as the design ideas I had harvested over the years.
It took 2 years of development and many prototypes to find the optimal design: the use of bamboo was glaring due to its excellent mechanical properties, light-weight, and warm touch, but addressing the grips and tips proved difficult. It was during testing that we noticed an increasing interest in our poles, among skiers and hikers. And that is how Les Bâtons was born: a humble initiative to make our poles, hand-made by myself in our basement in Corsier-sur-Vevey (Switzerland), available for everyone to have fun"