Compare to the other similar products on the market, it is very light, cheap and very convenient to use. I am really glad that I got those poles before I went to a very difficult hiking (more than 10 miles). Those poles are very reliable and sturdier than I expected. It saved me a lot of energy to climb up to the peak of the mountain, and made my steps more stable when go down to the base of the mountain. Those anti – shock really made the poles more easier to manage and prevent hurting my wrist. I’d like to say that it is a good investment for someone who enjoy the hiking.