What do you guys like. I found some on Amazon that were dirty CHEAP around! I have a set of Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork. Handles are really nice but I dont trek like I use to. So I am considering sending them back...just got them as a gift. I wanted a set for my shelter...aka golite tarp/poncho...but I believe I could get away with the cheap amazon stuff and use the REI credit for something else. I am considering the Hikker HP5 Anti-Shock Hiking Pole...they are aluminum just like the BD and they weight 13oz the BD weight over a pound. Both have cork handles and I am not certain of the lock on the Hikker. Oh and they both are fully adjustable. How much of a difference are these poles and considering my use...aka shelter for the most part because we are also not by any mountains around chicago...ahahaha! Let me know.