The new and improved OPST Wading Staff is a four sectioned aluminum staff with a hardened tip, with a snug, removable rubber end cap. It self-assembles thanks to an internal bungee cord- just throw it out into the air and it will come together without any awkwardness. The handle is cork that secures to a tether with a clip. It has a spring-loaded height adjustment with six different settings, and it comes in a neoprene case with a sleeve for a wading belt. This is an easy to use, well-designed wading staff at a great price. Total height is adjustable and ranges from 49 to 54 inches.