Constructed like a tent pole, these mountaineering poles feature 5 separate pieces connected with a string that allow them to pack down to just 40cm which makes them easy to stow these away when not in use. High grade aluminum is extremely light but boasts high tensile strength. Adjustable length gives the pole the versatility to match the terrain you're touring on. The Safety Quick Release System (SQS) gives you the option of skiing with straps without risking injury as they will release under tension. If you're looking for the perfect companion to your endurance touring setup, then the BCT Mountaineering SQS Pole should be on your radar.