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Pair of Forclaz 700 Carbon Hiking Poles. 3 sections, cork handle.

Réf :
8270631
Key feature
Poles that are very pleasant to use thanks to their low weight and user comfort. Light thanks to the carbon, but durable thanks to an aluminium section.
Users reviews
2 / 5 1 rating
From
£54.99£39.99*
Available price from 20/03/2017 and while stocks last on Decathlon

Users reviews

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    30 April 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    Hiking poles - not Carbon fiber holes
    Not a body from Carbon fiber but Aluminium alloy

    Because in name of this item is mentioned CARBON, I expected that material would be manufactured from Carbon fiber. After better look I noticed that it is from Aluminium. This tricky name (CARBON) gives me wrong information and I am disappointed with marketing trick!!!

    Brand's answer :

    Dear Sir,
    I'm sorry to hear about your inconvenience with the Forclaz 700 Hiking Poles.
    I have renamed the product to not have this information there.
    The composition of the pole: Pole : 60.0% Aluminium, 40.0% Carbon. Handle : 80.0% Aluminium, 10.0% Polypropylene (PP), 5.0% Polyamide (PA), 5.0% Cork
    If you are not satisfied with the product you can return it to your closest store for an exchange or a refund.
    Kind regards,
    Reka Engel Angyal UK Market Manager Mountain sports DECATHLON

User benefits

Ergonomic grip
Foam handle, easily adjustable wrist strap with comfort lining.
Adjustable
Internal screw adjustment system.
Lightweight
230g
Compact design
3 sections. Collapsed length: 62 cm, max extended length: 137cm. Weight: 230 g
Durability
Durable tips (tungsten carbide).
Compatibility
Summer rings (small diameter) provided. Unscrewable and interchangeable.

Technical card

Comfort
Comfort +
Number of parts
3
Season
Summer and Winter
Composition
Pole : 60.0% Aluminium, Pole : 40.0% Carbon Handle : 80.0% Aluminium, Handle : 10.0% Polypropylene (PP), Handle : 5.0% Polyamide (PA), Handle : 5.0% Cork
Tests
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.
Designed to
Regular hikers who enjoy MOUNTAIN TREKKING. His priorities are light weight and comfort
Guarantee
2 years

Tips

Care instructions
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.
Storage Tips
Store the poles in a dry place, do not tighten the sections.
Restricted use
Store your poles in you backpack during stormy weather.

Features

Technical tests for poles
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.
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; repeat with the lower section. NEVER GO OVER THE "STOP LINE", or the pole may break during use.
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
When descending, or during raids and other intense outings, you can lengthen your poles. When hiking uphill, use the strap for support; when walking downhill, it's best to remove the strap so the pole won't get in your way if you fall.
How to adjust poles
Always check that the poles are properly tightened before setting off by simulating considerable pressure, tightening further if necessary. Please note: The poles are not designed for holding on to in the event of a fall.
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