They don't freeze when extended....which is nice
Great poles. I had some Tubbs 3 piece that featured the twist lock vs. the snap lock found here. They were great until the froze fully extended on a backcountry snowboard mission. Nothing like riding down the hill with a couple 42 inch poles in your hands....Anyway, these don't do that, they work great and are much better than those POS Tubbs I had. If you will be splitting/snowshoeing in very cold temps, buy these poles.