Montem focuses on direct-to-consumer distribution and claims to focus its investment on design and product manufacturing quality, rather than marketing and distribution. The result is a product line provides a good price point for the quality and weight. The Ultralight Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles are not the lightest on the market, nor are the very highest quality, but they do provide one of the best price-to-performance ratios available and we recommend them for hikers who don’t need to count grams, but do need to count dollars and cents – and need that money invested into durable, effective products.