First set of poles I’ve owned, so can’t compare to others, but I’m very happy with the quality so far so good! Packaged well, with helpful instructions & extra accessories as stated. I got the purple pair because I love purple! They are gorgeous!! I have a lot of knee problems so I’m hoping these will be helpful to aid my hiking! Very happy with the quick shipping. Looking forward to trying these out. The hand grips & straps seem comfy enough.