"Great product but pricey if you're not going for ultralight"
No question these are great quality poles. But if you're not counting grams they're pretty expensive compared to similar products. Materials are durable, event the foam handle can take a decent beating. Locking mechanisms are quick and don't have to be overly cranked to hold your weight, plus they don't snag on your pack like the clasp style. Compresses down to fit nicely on my 42 liter pack. I did purchase the Leki rubber tips as well for some rocky terrain which works a little better than the carbon. I do wish the straps were removable, but overall these are fantastic, super light poles that really comfortable and hold up well.