Finally, a strong, durable, functional hiking / wading staff at a great price. A fisherman's best friend when wade fishing or crossing a heavy current. Use the tip to check the depth of a hole before you step in and use it to feel out where are the rocks and other potential pitfalls are. This staff breaks down easily and stores in a study canvas pouch that will attach to your belt. When you need it, it will be right there, just pull it out and the staff will open instantly and lock into place. Lanyard on the staff will attach securely to the carry pouch or to your belt. Heavy-duty shock cord inside shaft. The carbide tip will really give a bite and provide sure grip on stream bottom. Shaft is made of 3/4" diameter, aircraft-grade aluminum. Assembled length is 55" and it collapses down to 11" for maxiumum convenience.