Tara Warren wrote a review of Ultimate Direction FK Carbon Trekking Pole on December 11, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Thrilled when UD released these poles. I had been looking for something lighter than was on the current market and was surprised with how feather light they were in person. I typically don't need or use the loop straps, but rely heavily on the grip. The hand grip position is comfortable and doesn't bother me through varying weather and time on my feet. They can withstand some tough climbing and intense pressure without snapping like other brands. The extra sized baskets are handy, although I only use the one size. Looking forward to using these in wintertime exploring as well!