If you notice the weight of each hiking pole for 7075 aluminum is 11 oz each,,check the weights of most aluminum hiking poles which are more. My black diamonds are 15.3 oz each, the Wife's hiking set is 13,2 each and they are Leki's aluminum. Still your decreasing hammock weight by 9.5 oz getting rid of the spreader bars. Good enough for me as I am not a gram weinie, but still consider my pack weight. And when I am hiking with the poles in my hands, the weight is not that noticable for me. But! That is just me.