₹ 1,299 Décathlon
My earlier trekking pole ( a non branded Chinese good ) lasted for three years before the screwing mechanism gave in. So I thought I will upgrade to bit higher model and so I bought Forclaz 500 Light blue. I mostly use the pole on summit days/ pass crossing days in snow. So on my second trek after the pass crossing I had to navigate an incline for considerable time in snow and boulders. That's when the pole bent across its bottom two halves while walking on boulders ( mind you I didn't place it between the boulders ). Now it's a struggle to completely close/open it. I didn't expect it to bend on my second trek. Anyway, my non branded one lasted on far severe treks (>6000m) and for far longer (3 years) without a bend. Don't expect upgradation from the basic one when buying forclaz 500
Thank you for your feedback on the Forclaz 500 hiking pole. We are sorry to hear that the pole bend during your trek.
All our products are tested by users as well as in the laboratory to ensure our user's comfort during the hike. Here is the video for your reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYw_LvxwnU4.
There are multiple reasons for a trekking pole to bend, could be a manufacturing defect also. so kindly visit our stores with the product, and the team would be more than happy to investigate further and assist you with this.
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Good product, very useful and supportive when hiking , its add as a good support and makes hiking easy.
The cover/cap at the end of the pole was missing. Didn't realize while purchasing. It's very inconvenient to carry it.
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
Good quality product, at great value. Highly recommended.
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
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
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
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