With four sections, the Compacts have a shorter than average pack-down size, which makes them ideal for carrying and travelling; although perhaps the best hasn’t been made of this as they still only extend to 125cm – one of the shortest tested. They have hard plastic grips and narrow webbing straps that are adjusted with a ladder-lock buckle, so not the most comfortable in the hand. But they’re not bad for weight or strength, and have tungsten tips that didn’t show any real signs of wear.
Materials: Rubber grip; tungsten tip Sections: 4
Min/max walking length: 52cm/125cm
Weight (pair): 560g