Pole with cushioning to reduce the impact on joints. The shock absorption can be deactivated whenever you like.
This hiking pole has no antishock feature, the name of the pole is misleading. However strong a hiking pole is, if it is without springs for anti shock capability then it is just an expensive stick. I would refer to have a wooden stick than this in any trail.
No Antishock feature
We are sorry to hear about this problem. This model does indeed benefit from an internal spring to help absorb shocks. Therefore we believe there are a few possible explanations. Either you have received the wrong model, or the pole is still set in the locked position where the spring will not work, or there is perhaps a defect...
Normally a small 1/4 twist in the right direction and the spring will be released. Please don't hesitate to contact us to let us know if we can help further.
Edward Roberts, Brand Manager DECATHLON
The walking pole greatly assisted my climb up the mountain and when the going got tough it provided extra stability in the icy conditions.
Easy to use and fulfilled its purpose.m
Good pole, good hand grip, very comfortable. However the basket fell after the first hike (I had two poles, it fell on the two poles). The screwing system is not efficient enough to hold the basket for a long hike.
My poles were a very good value for the quality of the product.
My only trouble is after a few months of use, the locking mechanism at the top section of both poles won't engage thus not allowing the poles to be locked either extended or unextended.
Perhaps I am doing something wrong?
One of my poles wouldn't tighten once I got up the mountain, which was frustrating, but now I know there are simple YouTube videos showing how to reset this, and it can happen on all makes, I am happy.
These feel as sturdy and straightforward as poles that cost an awful lot more. A shame they don't come with covers for the metal tips. These are sold separately, but we're out of stock when I bought the poles. It is easy enough to wrap a plastic bag round them instead, and I guess these are the small things that make the cost lower on most Decathlon products.
Easy to use, minor shock absorption does work
No tip covers as standard
Clear measurements on both extending sections. Very easy to adjust on the move. Purchesed rubber caps at the same time as the poles.
Is not supplied with rubber caps for the tips