Jene moseley wrote a review of Black Diamond Trail Compact Trekking Pole on December 4, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I'm a 75 year old great grandmother who loves to ride horses and hike in rough, rocky, steep terrain. I'd always just used an old broom handle as a staff, but decided to try these trekking poles. since I'm only 5'3" tall, these poles were absolutely perfect for me and I can't figure out why I waited so long to get them. I'm so impressed with the stability they offer me, I plan on ordering another set. They are strong, yet light weight, comfortable for my arthritic hands and really take tremendous pressure off my knees on steep descents. If other styles of poles are too long for you, I highly recommend these poles.