Originally Posted by Yukon
Wondered the same thing. I don't see the advantage other than saving a very tiny bit of weight...
Weight and space savings would definitely be the two biggest (if only) benefits. 10 ounces is definitely more than a tiny bit to some ultralight hikers, though.
+1 on interested in hearing from someone who's done it. Mostly, about what the max weight someone would be comfortable doing it with. I still like bringing my trekking poles + RR poles as I use the trekking poles for other items. But, I'd consider just using the trekking poles on a longer hike where that extra half pound would make more of a difference.