From endless desert vistas to fresh backcountry powder, improve your balance and stability with the Black Diamond Ultra Mountain FL Trekking Pole. The Z-Pole speed cone deployment allows you to instantly expand or collapse the pole while a single Flick Lock Pro clasp on the top shaft section provides eight inches of versatile length adjustment.
I have some not so good knee tendons and when it comes to hiking and I can't do anything above 6-8 miles without feeling like there is a arrow in my knee. . *cough* Anyway, these poles are ultra compact and have held up just fine so far to general up and down wear and tear. I can navigate just fine with a single pole which allows me to share, but having the second really comes in handy for all day trekking.
At first I thought the folding a Z-Pole and FlickLock Pro mechanisms were a bit gimicky, but they're just so uber quick to deploy and have been super stable, no complaints what-so-ever.