The Black Diamond Trail Compact is a smaller version of the Trail Trekking pole with a shorter length and grips molded for smaller hands. These high-end poles have everything you need to navigate the mountains year-round. Dual FlickLocks on each pole allow you to adjust the length of the pole quickly and easily to accommodate different types of terrain. They’re so easy to use that you'll get your pole dialed in quickly even with cold fingers and bulky gloves. The FlickLocks clamp down like a quick release lever on a bicycle’s seat post, holding the shaft firmly in place with zero slippage even when wet. The dual density foam grips are molded specifically for small hands and are accompanied by an extended foam padding below the grip to hold the poles in a lower position for frequently changing terrain without having to constantly change the length of the poles. The replaceable carbide flex tips are a very hard metal that can handle rock, ice, snow, and dirt without wearing down. These replaceable tips are designed to break away if they get stuck to avoid damage to the shaft.