Pros: Durability, Ease of Use, Effectiveness, Overall Quality
Perfect for a backpack.
I expected it to be larger when I ordered it, but found it to be the perfect size to throw in a backpack. It is very light weight and because of this does not feel very durable at first. However, after a few weeks of using this rod, I can say that it will put a razor edge on a blade (suitable for touch up jobs). I would not depend on it exclusively in the field for long trips only because I have yet to test it on a extremely dull blade yet.