Reviews on

Forclaz 500 Antishock adult hiking pole (one piece)

3.5 / 5 2 ratings
1 users recommended this product
  • Man
    30-39 years old
    26 October 2016
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Some problems
    Cheap, have anti-shock See above

    I took these poles on an extended hike and wasn't very impressed, although I can't give them too low a score since they were cheap.
    1. Both baskets fell off and got lost within a couple of days.
    2. They get shorter by themselves, so you have to keep adjusting the length. It's only friction holding the sections in place, with no locking mechanism for length. This problem lessened after a couple of weeks.
    3. It's near impossible to grip the poles enough to twist them to adjust length if your hands are wet, e.g. from sweat or rain. You're trying to grip shiny paint. If you need to release something that works by friction, there needs to be a surface for gripping.
    4. The anti-shock mechanism squeaks every time you place your pole. Apart from that, it works well.

    Brand's answer :

    Thanks for your feedback on the Forclaz 500 Anishock poles, I have spoken to the Product Manger for the poles to pass on your comments. If you still have the poles, please drop into your local store where a member of the team will be able to find the right solution for you.

    Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON

  • Man
    50-59 years old
    30 May 2016
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    Excellent product lived up to its expectations.
    Easy to use and fulfilled its purpose.m Nothing

    The walking pole greatly assisted my climb up the mountain and when the going got tough it provided extra stability in the icy conditions.