These shooting sticks were the lightest shooting sticks that I have ever used. They are made from one of a kind carbon fiber and are able to be folded down to about 12 inches and place in the nylon belt pouch that comes with them. I was amazed at how tough and stable these foldable shooting sticks were especially since the lightweight feel made them seem like there was nothing to them. They work best with a sitting or kneeling shooting position and are a must when shooting long distances. The best feature of these sticks are the portability and the weight. You can put these on your belt and not even know they are there.