The new Talon poles are ultra durable three-section collapsible poles designed for a lifetime of backcountry use and abuse. The Talon features our new dual-density Scraper Grip that has a hard plastic snow scraper built into a comfortable EVA foam grip. The scraper can be used for de-icing your base before dropping in or knocking snow off your split skis on the ascent. The new Jones Snow Claw baskets deliver exceptional traction on firm or soft snow and are easy to plant on any angle slope thanks to a unique basket attachment that floats relative to the pole shaft. The Talon’s pole sections are made with 7075-T6 aluminum for maximum durability and the usable length is 105-135cm. Collapsed length is 60cm and the baskets interlock with the pole tips for a tighter package when strapped to your pack. Talon poles are covered by a three-year warranty and are made in Austria.