This three-piece telescopic aluminum leveling rod is made of a light and durable alloy. The sections are anodized, silk-screened with moisture-resistant ink (in tenths graduations) and extend to 9.8 feet (3 meters). The rod collapses to 4 feet (1.2 meters). Each rod section uses sturdy polycarbonate buttons that lock each section when extended. Height gauge is on the back side.