Shaft : 100.0% Aluminium Handle : 100.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
Our field testers: all our poles are tested in the field by users who represent the target market under the same conditions as you would encounter in use. In particular, our "Mission Tests" bring together the product manager with people who have no affiliation to QUECHUA to test, improve and validate our products.
Bending and compression tests are carried out in our labs on the full-length poles, to make sure they remain effective and can withstand the strain if the hiker 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.
Store the poles in a dry place, do not tighten the attachments.