1 Arpenaz 200 Hiking Pole - Black

8493796

FORCLAZ

Made for occasional hiking on flat or slightly hilly ground: hiking paths, trails, woodland.
Simple and intuitive adjustment system: Push Pin. Longer handle for use on hills. Adjustable wrist loop.

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Advantages
Ergonomic gripNice, flexible foam handle. Knob at the top of the grip Adjustable wrist strap
AdjustableAdjusted using a simple, straightforward button: push pin. Length: 57-130 cm
Lightweight230 g
Compact designCollapsible into 3 sections. collapsed length: 58 cm, extended length: 130 cm
Warranty2 Years
Technical Informations

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How to adjust your poles?
Hold the poles with your arms bent at a right angle. To adjust: 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 BEYOND THE "STOP LINE", or the pole may break during use.
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Directions for use:
Before heading off: always check that your poles are properly tightened. On downward slopes, or when pushing hard in the mountains, for example, you can adjust your poles to make them longer. When walking uphill, you can use the wrist strap for support, but when walking downhill, it's better to remove the strap so that the pole won't get in your way if you fall.
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Accessories
Comes with a removable summer hiking (small diameter) basket. Compatible with wider, winter baskets.
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Shaft : 100.0% Aluminium Handle : 100.0% Polyurethane (PU)

Test
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.

Test Product
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.

Stockage Tips
Store the poles in a dry place, do not tighten the attachments.

Reviews

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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
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
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