I must be doing something wrong... I had tried, both on mountain and off, to get the snow baskets screwed on securely and effectively, but to no avail. The poles are great, once I tightened the adjustable screws, the clamps and adjustment worked great for my splitboard adventure, and they collapse nicely. However, the baskets were so frustrating to me on the tour that I took them off and went basket-less. There has to be something I am doing wrong, but until I figure it out, it's the fly in the ointment of an otherwise great product.