These poles are heavy’ish for poles, but very sturdy.
They have another issue and that’s really the twisting action to unlock and lock the poles. But they haven’t slipped on me during a hike yet, so overall, I’m happy with them, especially considering that expensive poles can be upwards of $200.
As someone who has stronger legs than arms, I generally don’t like poles as they tend to get in my way. But when backpacking with me external frame pack, these poles have proven a godsend.
On a long hike, bring poles with you. And if you don’t feel like investing $200, get these.
They get the job done, do it well and consistently, are durable enough for tough climbs, and are a mere $25. Worth the money.