For years I’ve searched for a walking stick that is sturdy enough to be worth toting but collapsible enough to fit into a carry-on. The Velocity is it. Collapsible enough to fit in a purse, strong enough to provide stability on difficult terrain.
It can be found at Hammacher Schlemmer (JD-77776) for $29.95 and weighs only 12 oz. As promised it pops together to a length of 50 inches.
I gave it a workout on a recent trip to Israel and it worked like a champ, helping me maintain balance and prevent falls over centuries’ roughened ground and stairs.
Extra features include a hand loop, a built-in compass and threaded post that turns it into a monopod for your camera. There’s also a nylon carry case.