1 Arpenaz 200 black walking pole

8493796

QUECHUA

Made for occasional hikers, on level and hilly terrain: hiking routes, pathways, woodland.
Easy and quick adjustment system: Push Pin, or push button. Longer handle for use on hills. Adjustable wrist loop.


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Advantage
Ergonomic gripNice, flexible foam handle. Handle with knob Adjustable strap
AdjustableAdjusts using a simple and ultra easy button system: push pin. Len: 57-130 cm
Lightweight230 g
Compact designFoldable in 3 sections. folded length: 58 cm, extended length: 130 cm
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

1
How to adjust your walking 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. Do the same thing with the lower section. NEVER GO OVER THE "STOP LINE", or the pole may break during use.
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Directions for use:
Before leaving: always check that your poles are well tightened. When descending, or during when pushing forward on the mountain, for example, you can make your poles longer. 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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Accessories
Comes with a summer hiking (small diameter) unscrewable stopper. Compatible with wider winter stoppers.
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Shaft : 100.0% Aluminium Handle : 100.0% Polypropylene (PP)

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.

Product test
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.

Stockage tips
Store the poles in a dry place, do not tighten the sections.

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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Perfect product for trekking
Pole got bend
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
The pole somehow got bend in the last potion and now it is in unfolded condition... I faced this situation in the mid of my trek.. so it was not a good experience with this product for me.
Nice
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Supportable.
The 3rd Leg
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I had read on a blog that a walking stick reduces upto 40% of energy while trekking. This particular one was a saviour to that purpose. Easy to handle, and sturdy enough to support me on my 1st snow trek while ascending, descending and on snow.
Broke on first excursion
Used for 1 week or less
Used these for the first time this weekend. Worked well whilst out but on return I couldn't get one to retract again as the button seemed stick. Eventually managed to push the button in but it went too far and is now stuck inside the inner pole which renders the pole useless. Can't recommend when things go wrong after one use.
Simple and strong walking sticks good value
Used for 3 to 6 months
Easy to use like an old fashioned tent pole with buttons. Very light but with a good size diameter shaft to maintain stiffness. The only flaw I can see longterm is there is no way of adjusting the friction which keeps the pole compacted. A couple of times the pole extended itself while attached to my rucksack. Given how cheap the pole are, its probably worth sorting some DIY solution with 50p worth of shockcord
Trekking pole
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Used for 1 week or less
Helped a lot in my trekking trip. Need one more
Fatally Flawed
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Generally these are sturdy, lightweight for the price, easy to extend with gloves on and comfortable. almost perfect. Almost...
However there is a fatal flaw that I'm flabbergasted never came out in development or other peoples reviews. When extended, the top tube is hollow with many open holes (the adjustment positions) and in decent winds, these poles perform like a flute. They are so noisy, whistling and wailing as you move. Funny for the first 10 minutes, but truly awful after that. Not sure yet if I can be bothered to return them for how much they cost, but i'd avoid these at all costs for that reason.
Response of the brand
Thanks for your feedback on the Arpenaz 200 hiking pole and apologies for the inconvenience caused. I have passed your comments on to the product design team to help irradiate the issue in future designs. Should you remain dissatisfied, please get in touch with our online team (https://www.decathlon.co.uk/contact-us.html) or drop into your local store where we can find the best solution for you.  
Chris | Market Manager
Great Product !!
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Built quality was very nice . Easy to use and value for money product
Not happy with the product.
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Used for 1 week or less
Hiking pole got bent in First trek itself. Due to this it cannot be closed fully.
I'm using Arpenaz 200 (old type) and still it is fine.
Not happy with the product. I'don't recommend to any one.
Response of the brand
Hello Sandeep,

Thank you for your feedback on the Arpenaz 200 Hiking pole. We are sorry to hear that the Pole broke during your trek. This pole is designed by keeping 3 things in mind in order to provide comfort to our users: grip, lightweight and easy to adjust. The resistance has been tested in the laboratory before providing 2 years warranty. Here is the video for your reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYw_LvxwnU4. Man-handling or improper usage can break the pole. 

Kindly visit any of our stores with the product, and the team would be more than happy to look into this and help you.

Sportingly,
Varun Nair
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