From the Appalachian Trail to the Alps, trekkers have discovered what a difference it makes to hike with poles. Whether you want to ease the impact of steep, rocky descents or give your stride a boost on the uphill, the Komperdell Highlander Cork AS Trekking Poles will be a new favorite on the trails. Made from time-tested aluminum alloy, these hiking poles are fatigue-resistant at increased tensile strength for maximum strength and minimum weight. They are designed with high performance features such as the Stop Lock system to adjust the height, a genuine cork contour grip for ergonomic comfort when your palms get sweaty and an adjustable webbing strap for an efficient, secure hold around your wrist that helps ease hand fatigue. Turn the Anti-Shock Absorption System on to reduce impact on the descents and then turn it off with a simple twist to conserve energy on the ascents. Komperdell Poles have been crafted since 1922 and they continue to innovate to improve your backpacking experience. Sold as a set of 2 poles.