Our Traverse Shocklight trekking poles provide quiet stability and support so you hear the sounds of nature and not the clicks of poles. Shock-absorbing poles reduce fatigue while improving stability lockout mechanism creates a rigid pole when needed for more efficient climbing. Shocklight shock absorbers weigh less than common spring-loaded mechanisms and wont rattle within the shaft as you walk. DuoLock internal locking mechanisms apply a wide area of pressure against pole walls to lock in length adjustment. With the new Stop Lock system, poles wont come apart system makes the pole sections into 1 unit for security and stability. Twist-locking pole sections let you tailor the length to fit your terrain: make them shorter for the way up, longer for the way down. Strong 7075-T6 aluminum 3-section telescoping poles extend to a maximum length of 55 in. and compact to 28 in. for easy storage and transport. Soft EVA foam hand grips have an ergonomic, contoured shape that is easy to hold adjustable padded neoprene wrist straps add support. Fitted with trekking discs and extra-durable tungsten carbide tips included tip protectors are strictly for travel/packing protection, not intended for hiking.