The best thing about these poles is the flick lock aspect. I can't tell you how many times I have had twist type poles loosen up and collapse while hiking, sometimes irrevocably. These poles shorten to a very workable size so you aren't poking your friends with them when they are attached to your pack. They have an excellent size range. They came with powder baskets so if you are hiking in the fall in snow, you can switch to these.
I have found myself hiking with these exclusively this summer because they stay at the length where you put them.
Love these Trekking Poles!
I first purchased another set of Trekking Poles from a well-known competitor. The first time I used them I had trouble with the locking mechanism and promptly sent them back. After much research, I settled on this pair of poles.
I have yet to trek a long distance, but I spent an hour walking around our property adjusting the height and getting the feel of how to use them. I am so impressed with their sturdiness and I am well pleased with my purchase! Great buy!!!