Purchased these sticks at a good discount in Trial-sport. And after three days I rise with them to the Kazan stone (1200 m.) near the Konzhakovsky mountain. To say that comfortable - nothing to say. And this is considering that they are my first sticks. But in the past injuries of the knee and ankle stretched forever. To climb the mountain was much easier, but all the beauty I felt on the descent. No slippage with the rocks and, accordingly, no chance to damage the legs. In addition, easy setup and adjustment of the length of the sticks even in thick gloves in the rain and other precipitation. Lightweight and durable. Recommend!