• I ended up returning the Compactors and going with BD’s Expedition3 poles. They are a little longer when collapsed but I will take the simple design and reliable FlickLock any day. Plus, you can attach BD’s snow saw to the Expeditions, can’t do it with the Compactors.

  • I had the same thing happen to me this past weekend. While I was in the middle of Misery Wall on Mt Adams. Not kewl! Failed without any warning but was able to pull the inner sleeve back into place. Definitely going to return them now that I see others are having the same problem. Thanks for posting.