Forclaz 500 1 Hiking Pole Light Blue, 3 sections, 100% aluminium: lightweight

8270565

QUECHUA

Made for Regular hikers for LONG HIKES
For people who want to carry as little weight as possible.The comfort of the foam handle for hikes longer than 3hr, particularly in hot weather. 3 sections for easy storage.

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Advantage
Ergonomic gripFoam grip. Lined neoprene loop is easy to adjust.
Adjustableinternal screw adjustment system
LightweightWeight:230g
Compact design3 sections. Collapsed length: 58cm, max. extended length: 129 cm. Weight 230 g.
DurabilityDurable tips (tungsten carbide).2-year guarantee
CompatibilityComes with a summer hiking (small diameter) basket.
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

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How to adjust poles?
Hold the poles with your arms bent at a right angle. To adjust them: unscrew the middle section beneath the ring of the lower section, adjust to desired height (in cm), and screw back on firmly but not too tight Repeat with the lower section. NEVER GO OVER THE "STOP LINE", or the pole may break during use.
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Technical tests for poles
Bending and compression tests are done on extended poles to make sure they remain effective and can withstand stresses when the user has to lean on them heavily. 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.
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Directions for use
When walking downhill, pushing hard on mountainous terrain or adventure racing, for example, people sometimes extend their poles. When hiking uphill, use the strap for support, 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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Precautions for use
Always check that your poles are properly tightened before departing.
characteristic
ComfortComfort

Number of parts3

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

Product test
All our poles undergo use tests carried out by users who represent the target market in similar conditions to those found in typical use. Our Field Test Missions team up our product managers with people not affiliated with QUECHUA to test, improve and validate our products.

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 dry 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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Did good job, till it broke
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
It is what it says and functionally very useful. However after my first trek the lowest bar broke by getting slightly stuck on the path. I was very surprised because it survived worse terrain. I have no clue how can that happen but feeling really sad because I paid extra for this model over the basic one. My recommendation - please go for the basic model or take a bamboo stick and save your money
Light weight, good grip
Weak
Great value
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Good quality product, at great value. Highly recommended.
Strong, lightweight
None
Did the job!
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I used these poles when trekking 100 km in 5 days across Spain. They were great on the uneven paths, saw me through some muddy patches. Great for travelling because they fitting inside my pack for when it went into the hold on the aircraft. I would recommend buying the rubber tips because I find the tap tap noise on concrete or tarmac annoying and sometimes lost grip on these sections of road / trail.
Light weight pole, sturdy and practical.
Rubber tips are an extra purchase
Lightweight, straightforward, good colour
Used for 1 week or less
Not for really tall people, as most of weight reduction seems to be in shortening the pole a bit. This is handy though as you can strap it to your bag without worrying about snagging the strap on branches. I didn't get anything to cover the metal tips, which is frustrating, it should come as standard, not as an accessory that can be out of stock.
Easy to adjust strap, fold away small, buy singly
Quite short
Light Pole in Austria
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I bought this as a spare pole which I could pack in my suitcase when travelling. I used it most recently while walking in the Austrian Alps and it was an extremely useful piece of equipment particularly on some of the more difficult walks.
Functional, compact, light and comfortable to hold
nothing
Good value for money
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Having used this product on around 10 mountain walks in snow,bog, rock and river crossings and they have worked as well as well known more expensive walking poles and at 90% of the quality and 50% of the price i would recommend them
Light weight and strong aluminium
The plastic baskets are a bit flimsy
Non reliable locking mechanism
These poles are not reliable for mountaineering. Even if they are quite light, the locking mechanism fails to lock when you need them. I will never use them for mountaineering or any winter activity. They fail when you need them the most.
relatively light, possibillity to buy one piece on
locking mechanism fails to lock randonly
Response of the brand
Good afternoon,

First thanks for your feedback on that product. I have forwarded your email to our product manager and according to her it is not normal that the locking system does not work properly. She thinks it is more a faulty thing with the one you bought.
She would like to have more details about how it happened.
I will let you answer to her: marieeve.meynet(at)quechua.com

Otherwise you can also return the product to your local store, exchange it or claim your money back.

Kind regards,

Fabien BELFILS
UK Mountain Sports Market Manager
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