I used to hike in he Lake District, it did it job
Bought these last minute for 33 mile ultra marathon on the North Downs Way after a very wet period turned the second half of the course to mud. They sat on my running pack for 14 miles until needed and performed admirably in mud and up steep hills. Would have been lost without them. Best £10 I've spent in a long time. They are lightweight and extend easily. Only negatives are that baskets do not come off and the top of the handle is a big square which adds bulk. For the money they are difficult to beat.