Cody Townsendwrote a review of MSR Coyote Snow Picket on June 7, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I got the 90cm and cut it in half to be practical to actually carry. 45cm's is plenty to build an adequate snow anchor. Otherwise, if you want something that is easier to rig than a pair of skis, more secure than a big stick and still cheap enough to get rid of in a situation that demands it, the picket will do the job. Don't find myself using it too frequently, but when I do, it does the job.