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
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

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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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Accessories
Summer washer (small diameter) unscrewable, supplied. Compatible with winter washers, wider.
characteristic
ComfortComfort

Number of parts3

SeasonSummer and Winter
Information / Concept / Technology
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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must buy for hiking
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Used for 1 week or less
very useful ..keeps you safe especially downhill
Product bent on my second trek
Used for 3 to 6 months
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
Response of the brand
Hello Srikanth,

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.

I am available for further queries,
Varun Nair
Wonderful product
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Wonderful product
The cover/cap was missing
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The cover/cap at the end of the pole was missing. Didn't realize while purchasing. It's very inconvenient to carry it.
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
Missing 4 springs
Used for 1 week or less
Dear Srs.,

I bought a hicking pole model Forclaz 500 in Decathlon but the pole is not possible to assemble. None of the springs came inside of the product so I can't lock it.
Could you please send me by post 4 springs? I tried to contact you by email but the system showed an "error" message.

Thank you,

Maura
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