The Komperdell Trekmaster Powerlock poles are a fantastic choice for all types of trekking, whether it's used in a ski area format or in the backcountry, or for hiking and Nordic walking. These Trekmaster Powerlock expandible poles are perfect for hikers and trekkers who are looking for a simply yet effective pole that expands for balance and timing. For one, having that extra bit of weight in your hands on a trek makes it so you can get some extra exercise without even thinking about it. Just having that bit of extra weight in your hands makes it so much easier to burn extra calories. Even at 271 grams, that's pretty much all it takes to get some extra exercise without much more effort. The poles are expandable to accommodate different terrain, allowing trekkers to adjust on the fly and make an easy adjustment for uphills and downhills, as well as sidehills. Having an adjustable pole in a trekking format is fantastic for when you're heading down and need or want a bit of extra balance and stability. Having four points of contact with the ground is a game changer, as it makes you more mountain goat than human. These Komperdell Trekmaster Powerlock poles are the perfect choice for all-weather and all-terrain trekkers looking for simplicity and fun.