maintaining and repairing an ergonomic A300 nature hiking pole

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We firmly believe that the life cycle of a product does not end when it is damaged. This is why Decathlon offers solutions for the proper use, maintenance and repair of your product, which will allow you to increase its lifespan.

Original because of its walking stick type grip, this A300 pole has been designed to be durable and resistant but for any questions or problems, we are here to help you.

Using an a300 hiking pole for the first time

Why use hiking poles?

Poles are very popular with hikers because they have many virtues. Their usefulness responds mainly to three aspects:
- Safety to avoid the risk of falls and gain balance
- In the pursuit of performance for those who want to go faster and practice longer
- Health for better posture and therefore relieve the back and the joints

Why use hiking poles?
How do you use hiking poles?

Due to its atypical handling, this A300 stick requires a different adjustment from conventional poles.The arm holding the pole must be almost straight or slightly bent.

Each user is able to choose the way they walk with hiking poles. Alternate or simultaneous approach, one or two poles, you are free to adapt so that it is as natural as possible.

We recommend that you put the tips of your poles far in front of you or to the sides so that you do not get your feet caught up in them when you walk.

It is important to take into consideration the gradient of the slope in order to adapt the use of your poles:

- When going uphill, you can take your grip slightly lower so that you don't constantly have to change your pole adjustment.
- When going downhill, you can use the pommel and remove the wrist strap to avoid the risk of falling. The pole is supportive so avoid putting your full body weight on it.

How do you use hiking poles?
How do you adjust it?

Lengths are pre-set on the push-pin system to ensure quick and easy adjustment.

To use, press the button then slide the shaft to the correct length and wait for the clip to fit into the hole. Be careful not to go past the red stop line.

Before starting your hike, check that the push-pin is properly engaged so that the pole does not come loose.

adjusting my A300 pole

How do you adjust the wrist strap on my pole?

The correct hand positioning in the strap is really important because it gives you a better grip and maximum comfort. Whether you have a Velcro or clip strap, let yourself be guided by our advice.

adjusting the strap of my A300 hiking pole
How do you reduce the noise of my poles?

Because the sound of repeated contact with the ground is annoying at times, you have the option of placing rubber tips on the tips of your poles. However, these only serve as an attenuator and cannot completely reduce noise from other parts of the stick.

Where can i attach my poles on my backpack?

There are many places on the hiking bags where you can attach your poles when you are not using them during your hike.

For this A300 pole and poles with less than 3 shafts in general, use the attachment points on your bag, such as elastics, external pockets or compression straps to secure them.Remember to place them in a strategic place so that they do not get in your way when hiking.

Where can I attach my A300 poles on my backpack?
When do you use the baskets?

Baskets are not required and you can do very well without them. However, they are very useful so that you don't get your tip stuck in rocks and potentially break your pole.In addition, you can use slightly larger winter baskets so that you don't get stuck in the snow or even in sand.

Maintaining, storing and cleaning my A300 pole from Decathlon

Maintaining my a300 hiking pole

It is necessary to maintain your hiking poles from time to time to improve their lifespan and to maintain their effectiveness.

When talking about well maintained poles we're talking about clean poles! Remember to clean it well on the outside as well as on the inside. We will tell you what to do on the page below.

When you are not using your poles, fold them up and leave the locking system untightened to retain their tightening strength.

Compatible spare parts

Repairing my a300 pole

Changing the tip of my pole

If you don't have the right equipment or if you don't feel able to perform this repair, don't panic: our workshops will look after you.Click on the link below and make an appointment online by entering the following service number: 8032079.

Recycling my a300 hiking pole

You have no other solution but to throw away your poles? Don't just put them in the bin or selective sorting, but go to a recycling centre so that they are upgraded. Mainly made of aluminium, this pole must be put in the metal bin, while the baskets must be put in the plastic bin.