I just returned from a couple of days using the wading staff for the first time on Oregon's Rogue River. When I purchased the staff I was a bit skeptical as it was less than half the price of a well known competitor's staff which I've had to return twice when the locking button failed to line up. I can report that the Snowbee staff is terrific - reliably strong, comfortable handle, nice to have the option of the carbide tip or rubber tip. It is quite long - I'm well over 6' tall and its about right for me - but it looks simple to shorten using a hacksaw and moving the tip. All in all, a really great staff at a down to earth price.
Folding staff seems great and has performed excellently on the water, but the storage belt lash tore on the first use.