How often have you almost lost your footing or even fallen in the river while wading over slippery rocks? Well if you are like me it has happened and I can assure you not only that it is embarrassing but it can also be dangerous. Stay safe on the water and just always carry one of these with you when you are wading, you never know when you could need it. works great in pocket water and slippery rocky river beds. The body is constructed with T7075 ultralight aluminum, corrosion-resistant, firm, and durable. Its four-section design locks solidly at its full length of 55 inches (140cm) for ultimate stability but can be easily folded down to just 12’’ with one touch.