Great walking stick
I've had it for about a year and used it often in lengths varying from about 36 inches to the full 60 inches and it has taken a lot of abuse. The compass in the top bulb was never very accurate and fell out and was lost on one of the many occasions that I have dropped the stick. I plugged the hole with a shaped cork from a wine bottle and it was none the worse for ware. The stick seems most balanced at either 48 or 60 inches and is not too heavy to carry in a pack or pack in your luggage. It does look like a truncheon when folded so is probably best put in checked luggage when flying. I doubt that TSA would let it through as a carry on even if using it as a cane.
All in all a great and useful gadget.