1 x Forclaz 500 Hiking Pole – Light Blue

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QUECHUA

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1 x Forclaz 500 Hiking Pole – Light Blue

Made for For the regular hiker, on steep or rocky terrains: GR, mountain trails.
The comfort of a foam handle for hikes longer than 3 hours.

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Advantage
Ergonomic gripFoam grip. Lined neoprene loop is easy to adjust.
Adjustableinternal screw adjustment system
LightweightWeight: 230 g
Compact design3 sections. Collapsed length: 58 cm, max. extended length: 129 cm.
DurabilityDurable tips (tungsten carbide). 2-year guarantee
Waranty2 Years
Technical Information

1
How to adjust your walking poles?
Hold the poles with your arms bent at a right angle. To adjust them: Unscrew the middle strand, underneath the ring of the lower strand, locate the size of the desired stick (in centimetres), and screw back firmly but do not overtighten, repeat with the lower section. NEVER GO OVER THE "STOP LINE", or the pole may break during use.
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User tips
Before leaving: Always check that your sticks are tight. During descents, or during strong pushes in the mountains, for example, you can adjust the sticks to make them longer. When walking downhill, it's best to remove the strap so the pole won't get in your way if you fall.
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Accessories
Summer washer (small diameter) unscrewable, supplied. Compatible with winter washers, wider.
Caracteristics
ComfortComfort

Number of parts3

SeasonSummer and Winter
Information / Concept / Technologie
Composition
Shaft : 100.0% Aluminium Handle : 50.0% Polypropylene (PP), Handle : 50.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)

Test
Our field testers: all our poles are tested in use, by users who are representative of those for whom the products are designed, under conditions similar to those that you can find in use. Our Field Test Missions team up our product managers with people not affiliated with QUECHUA to test, improve and validate our products.

Product test
Laboratory bending and compression tests are carried out on the unfolded stick to ensure its effectiveness and resistance if the hiker has to heavily rely on it. Tests are also carried out to assess how the tightening systems cope with pulling, tightening and repeated stress, and pull tests on the tips and handles simulate poles getting stuck when in use.

Stockage tips
Store the poles in a dry place, do not tighten the sections.

Maintenance tips
If the pole gets wet, wipe it with a cloth or let it air dry, otherwise, it will rust and become difficult to open or close. Do not use lubricants.

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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
It was an awesome product.. Helped me very well during my trekking.. Very strong.. Adjustable..
Disappointement
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Used for 1 week or less
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.
Response of the brand
Hello Yatin,

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 :)
Varun Nair
Passionate Trekker
It failed on me multiple time in snow.
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
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.
Sturdy and durable companion!
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Used for 1 week or less
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Good trekking pole, Sturdy build
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Used for 3 to 6 months
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.
Good hold, good support :-)
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Used for 1 week or less
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.
Hiking pole
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Used for 1 week or less
Not worth compare to price.
Impossible to UNLOCK without pliers
Used for 7 to 12 months
Not overtightened, but sometimes I can’t adjust until I unlock it at home
must buy for hiking
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Used for 1 week or less
very useful ..keeps you safe especially downhill
Good value
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
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).

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