Pole position: outstanding
These are an excellent backcountry ski pole. They are super lightweight and easy to use. The Flicklock adjustment mechanism is quick and straightforward, and works well with gloved or mittened hands. Mine have survived many thrashes through thick Vermont underbrush and on rocky trails without a scratch. The rubber used for the grips is considerably stickier than the hard plastic used on my (very) old Traverse aluminum poles, thankfully.