Exclusive to Snow + Rock - Panda Poles are hand made by ski enthusiasts and artisans in Utah. Each set of poles is unique because of the use bamboo â€“ which gives it the distinctive look and properties.The bamboo is grown without pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers and because it is a grass, it does not die when it is cut. Its roots stabilize eroding soils and hold twice as much water in the water table. Pandaâ€™s bamboo has a higher tensile strength than steel or aluminium, a greater compressive strength than some concrete and better strength to weight ratio than graphite. And even with such strength and durability, it is still a 100% compostable product.Unique to Panda Poles too is the zero drag baskets which is made to move through deep snow & trees without getting hung up or caught.Check out the Panda Pole website to find out more about the creators of Panda Poles and their passion for their product.