Work well in UT backcountry
Yes, I couldn't be happier with these poles. For alpine touring, my old poles used a twisting mechanism to hold each telescoping section in place. When in use for alpine touring, the twisting-locking mechanisms would constantly loosen. I was forever fiddling with one pole or another to re-tighten the sections together. Compared to the twist-tight poles, these are a breeze! Lock these into place once and youre good to go. And the hook shape at the top of the grips works perfectly in adjusting the heel risers on rando bindings.