HOW TO ADJUST THE STRAP ON A TREKKING POLES

The never-ending issue with staps is which way around they go? Romain, our pole engineer shows you how to use them.

EQUIPMENT

Your hands!

HOW TO PLACE YOUR HAND IN THE STRAP?

Our straps are designed for continued contact with the hand (no fold). The contact surface is:   

Hand strap velcro

The one without velcro sewn on it (see picture above)

Light fabric hand strap

The one with the lighter colour.

Soft fabric hand strap

The one with the soft fabric to be in contact with the skin.

If your strap has a fold over your hand, it is twisted.
In this case, take the time to untwist it to enjoy maximum comfort.
For velcro straps: if you remove the strap from the plastic buckle, make sure you put it back the same way (without twisting it). Otherwise the strap will have fold on your hand.

ADJUSTING A VELCRO STRAP

Adjustable velcro pole strap

It is very easy to adjust a strap with velcro: open the velcro and reposition it at the desired length. Check that the 2 velcro strips are positioned one over the other (laterally) to avoid the velcro touching and irritating your skin.

STRAP WITH CLASSIC CLIP SYSTEM

Adjustable clip strap

Open the clip, check that it is fully open to enable the strap to run freely, pull on the middle strand to
lengthen it (+).

Shortening a clip strap

If you want to shorten your strap, pull on the bottom strand (-).

Once your strap is adjusted to the correct length, close the clip until you hear a "click".

STRAP WITH RECENT CLIP SYSTEM

In the past few years, new clip systems have been developed. How to use them.

Lengthening a strap with a new clip

If you want to lengthen your strap, simply pull the two strands together like on the photo.

Press the clip down until you hear a "click" when you have finished.

Shortening the strap with the new clip system

Pull on the 2 front strands to shorten it (-).

Open the new type of clips

Open the clip by pushing it down with the thumb as on the photo. Check that it is fully open to enable the strap to run freely.

HELP, I CAN'T OPEN MY CLIP!

Your hand strap clip can be really difficult to open! It is due to the system designed to prevent unwanted opening. Here is what you should do if it happens.

Thumb clip

Place the hand strap between the thumb and the clip to be able to push harder without hurting yourself!

Pull on the strap to push the clip

Pull the hand strap straight up.

Romain, trekking pole engineer

ROMAIN

Product Engineer at Forclaz

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