R 249,00 Décathlon
It was an awesome product.. Helped me very well during my trekking.. Very strong.. Adjustable..
Too the hiking pole, with lot of expectations, but the quality is not upto the mark. Rather my daughter fell down due to the same.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are extremely sorry to hear about your daughter's unpleasant experience during the Trek. I would like to inform you that your safety remains at the core of everything we do at Decathlon. I am attaching a video link to the various tests we conduct to guarantee our users comfort and safety. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYw_LvxwnU4
Here are my tips on using the right height for the right surface which could be one of the reasons for this incident:When you are at the Flat surface, adjust the height of the pole so that your arms are at 90-degree position holding the pole. From this height, decrease the height 5-10 cm while ascending, and increase 5-10 cm from the flat surface height while you are walking downhill.Trekking poles provide additional support by reduces the impact on your knees, by distributing the weight of your backpack and also providing support from falling down but it is always advised to rely on your foot to test the ground and then use the pole to propel along.
I hope this information helps. However, if you are not comfortable with our poles, please visit any of our stores and our team would be more than happy to help you with an exchange or refund.
I am available at your service for any further queries :)
This March 2018 I went for the Kuari Pass trek where we had knee deep snow that we need to trek on. So I got a pair of this pole, I also used the snow cap at the head as suggested. But it was very fraustrating that in a 15km/8hr trek at 12500ft, half of it with over knee deep snow the telescopic tension holder just gave up and slipped both ways more than 30 times. One time the lower portion almost came off till the STOP position and I had to manually wrangle it back and all other times the middle or the lowest section just got loose and collasped inside.
I was using both the poles as recommended with both sections at the same extension length, but still it could not stop it from slipping. If it helps I am 5'11" and 70kg carrying a 8kg backpack on that trail.
Now I am not very confident on these poles and may look for new ones soon.
The trekking pole Forclaz 500 is good, lightweight and sturdy built. It has a good grip and easy to adjust the height. This does not come with a tip cover and is therefore not convenient to carry along while traveling.
This hiking pole helped me a lot to complete my trek.
Its hold on different terrain is great and it never slipped from any terrain.
I tested this on rocky terrain, on mud and even on snow and it never disappointed my expectations.
Not worth compare to price.
Not overtightened, but sometimes I can’t adjust until I unlock it at home
very useful ..keeps you safe especially downhill
Bought for light trail walks - easily adjustable length however straps took a bit of work to get right. Also bought ferrules but found these weren't needed for grass & trails/riverside walking.
Comfortable handhold for short walks (3-4 miles).