Damn things won't die
Had these for 5 years now as my only set of poles for work/play at the resort and in the backcountry. I've killed several other types. I didn't expect much longevity from them when I first got them - assumed the versatility of the 3-piece construction would sacrifice durability. They've had the odd mishap with the chairlift and been with me tumbling through the trees/rocks, but aside from some scuffing and a tiny bend in the thinnest section of one of them (which doesn't affect the collapsing), they've been really reliable. Love how small they pack away (often just stick them in my boots for transport) and have had no issues with the fliplock. If I had to have a gripe, it would be that the swing weight isn't as pleasing as my old Life Link V-C's, but whatever. Great for what I need it for.