Made in Austria exclusively for REI, the Traverse aluminum trekking poles provide steady traction on ice and rock surfaces. Strong 3-section 7075-T6 aluminum alloy shafts extend to 55 in. and compact to 26 in. to fit on your pack. 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. Soft EVA foam hand grips have an ergonomic, contoured shape and are 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. Trekking baskets promote stability on soft terrain baskets easily twist on and off.