Perfect product for trekking
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.
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.
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.
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
Helped a lot in my trekking trip. Need one more
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.
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Chris | Market Manager
Built quality was very nice . Easy to use and value for money product
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.
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.