Recommended for hikers, snowshoers, and even backcountry skiers between 4'6" and 6'4" tall. The 3 section poles collapse to 24" long and make them ideal to store or to put in a backpack. The spring loaded mechanism inside the pole can be twist adjusted to absorb shock or not, making it ideal for climbing (shock off) or descending (shock on) and all terrain. Carbide tungsten tips, removable rubber tip covers, 2 baskets for both winter and summer and a sweat-resistant polyurethane handle-grip and strap are also featured. The trekking poles are an excellent value and make snowshoeing or hiking more enjoyable improving balance and reducing fatigue.