This sturdy, lightweight pole is composed of three aluminum sections. The closed length is 26 inches. Simply twist the blue metal sections to change the length, which can be adjusted between 42-55 inches. The comfortable handle absorbs moisture and the strap is lined with Neoprene. The other end features a carbide tip beneath the rubber cap. A "trekking basket" accessory is included for better traction on muddy or snowy surfaces. There is also a compression adjustment.