The Black Diamond Compactor Carbon Ski Poles are ideal for splitboarding, ski mountaineering, or just exploring in the mountains. It is perfectly suited for any backcountry task because it packs down into even the smallest of packs thanks to Black Diamond's Z-Pole technology and weighs less than your usual pole set up thanks to the carbon construction. This is a four segment pole that folds down and wraps up in a low-profile design. If you think deploying this pole will be an issue, think again, the Compactor comes with a speed cone that allows it to be deployed in seconds. It also comes with a powder basket for those deep days and the touring series grip and strap allow for ergonomic handling, even lower on the shaft.