The BCA Scepter Carbon/Aluminum is a weight-conscious backcountry ski pole that features touring specific functionality. The pole has an aluminum upper and carbon fiber lower to save weight, bringing the pole to a total of 235 grams with an adjustment from 105-145 cm. Included are the BCA Scraper Grip, so you can easily scrape snow from your top sheets or skins to improve overall touring efficiency. The pole's upper shaft also features sprayed-on grip texture for the lightest choke-up grip possible and no pole straps to improve safety while traveling in avalanche terrain. These are great full-featured touring poles with a thoughtful backcountry skiing design.