The outcome of a long development process with enthusiastic and demanding trekkers, we have created this durable pole to support you on your long hikes
Going hiking or trekking and need to carry your poles easily and be sure they are built to last? This model is the most compact and sturdy in the range
How it was designed...
Fully designed and validated by our team at the foot of Mont Blanc, a team with enthusiastic and demanding trekkers, during legendary treks: Mont Blanc, Atlas Mountains in Morocco, Tenerife.
The pole’s durability has also been tested by a 550 km mission test in the Canaries and the Pyrenees (GR10).
Why have we worked hard on durability?
You trek to enjoy the calm of great expanses which sometimes takes you far from civilisation. You also carry your belongings for several days. Therefore, you need to rely on the resistance of your poles.
We have selected wider tubes in the highest grade aluminium. We have secured the push-pin area with internal reinforcement. Compression test results (pressure on the pole axis) show that this model can therefore support 560 N (~56 kg) per pole.
Why have we focused on compactness?
To get to your trek you will sometimes have to take transport. You will also have to carry all your equipment in your bag. It’s therefore much more practical to have compact poles. Once collapsed, these poles fit in the side pocket of your trekking backpack.
How did we design this handle?
We favoured EVA foam, soft material, perfect for handling perspiration and resisting tears.
We added a long grip underneath the handle for a lower hold uphill and on banking terrain.
The knob is the most comfortable in the range with its long, rounded shape and soft material. It provides good grip from above.
Finally, we designed the wrist-strap without extra thickness and few seams to avoid blisters.
The lower tube has undergone special treatment called shot-blasting. This is a mechanical treatment to the surface that does not require anodising and is therefore less polluting. There is no effect on the pole’s resistance. It gives a granular appearance and the natural colour of the aluminium remains. The (inevitable) scratches will therefore be less visible.
The other four tubes are still anodised as their sliding ability requires smooth surfaces.
How to adjust your poles to the correct length?
To use the pole: firstly, extend the pole until the “click” of the push-pin. Refer to the instructions attached to the pole.
To adjust the length: Hold the poles with your arms bent at a right angle.
- open the outer lever
- slide the tube to the desired length
- close the lever
Never go over the STOP line to avoid breaking the pole.
Directions for use
This hiking pole is designed to help you balance, propel yourself and distribute effort between arms and legs.
To be on the safe side, check before you set off and at regular intervals that your baton is locked in place by simulating heavy bumps. If you notice that your pole tends to slide down, the locking mechanism turn ring needs adjusting. Open the lever and turn the knob a quarter to a half turn.
Do not put on your backpack in case of a storm.
Proper maintenance of your baton will ensure that it functions optimally and that it lasts longer.
After use, if water has penetrated the stick, remove the strands and allow to dry. If necessary, clean the dust or mud with water or a dry brush. Once dry, you can reassemble the strands.
We recommend that you do not attempt to oil or grease the mechanisms.
Why is the pole sold individually?
At Gear4u, we have decided to sell our hiking/trekking poles individually. First because of how they are used. Indeed, some people only want to use one pole. Also, if one of your poles breaks, this means you only have to buy one and not a complete pair.
Foam handle, long 3D design. Long, soft knob. Soft wrist-strap.
5 part folding pole. Collapsed length: 36 cm. Collapsed width: ~ 6 x 6 cm.
External lock. Precise & fast adjustment. From 110 to 130 cm. Folded: 36 cm
Aluminium 7075-T6. Large tube diameter 20/18/16/16/16 mm. Tungsten tip
275 g / pole