Verified Buyer Reviewed by Alexa from New York on Thursday, March 10, 2016
Upon first inspection, these poles are VERY light, which I expected based on the specs, but it's still quite surprising just how light they are. I took the poles on an overnight hiking trip which ended up being about 12 miles and they faired well. My only suggestion is that when you get them (if you plan on using these for winter hiking where there will be ice), replace the tips. The tips that come on these poles are rubber and they don't grab the ice. Replacement carbide tips that work well on ice are available for a very cheap price. You can also get the Black Diamond Flex Tech Tips and replace the whole plastic end so that you can attach snow baskets for snowshoeing. They fold up small, they're light, and they're functional. These are great poles.