Storing your trekking hiking poles

How to look after, repair, store and use your hiking poles

Knowing how to properly use, look after, repair and store your poles makes them last so much longer. Follow our advice to discover all of our pole repair services, as well as our tips for repairing your poles.

How to look after, repair, store and use your hiking poles

Did you know that your poles could be repaired?

We want to make your poles to last longer by offering you a range of repair options.
In order to do this, we offer a full range of spare parts for specific repairs. These include tips, baskets, nozzles, sections and locking mechanisms.

It is important to know the model of your poles so that you can find out what repairs are available for your specific model.

If repairing your poles by yourself seems too difficult, our workshops provide services to help you with the repair.

1. Accessories common to all types of poles

If you're looking for a specific part that doesn't appear in the list, we advise you to consult the product information sheet for your poles, which is available below.

How to look after, repair, store and use your hiking poles

Kit of 2 winter baskets for hiking pole

How to look after, repair, store and use your hiking poles

Kit of 2 summer baskets for hiking pole

1. Accessories common to all types of poles

Kit of 2 hiking pole tips

2. Find your poles

To find out if your poles can be repaired, you first need to identify the model that you have.
Below is a list of all our models of hiking and trekking poles, so that you can find the ones you have.

Once you have identified your poles, you can consult the product information sheet to discover: our advice for using and looking after your poles, our video tutorials on repairing your poles and compatible spare parts.

3. Some extra tips

Storing your poles

If you need to keep your poles in a cupboard for a long period of time (over winter, for example), leave the locking mechanisms loose. Doing this will conserve their clamping power. And when they get back into use, still make sure they are well adjusted.

Washing your poles

The aim is to have clean and dry poles.

Pull all of the tubes out of one another. Don’t worry, our poles are designed to do just that. Remove any dust or any mud that may have built up on the surfaces of the tubes and on the mechanisms. Also consider the inner walls of the poles.

If mud or dirt has accumulated in parts of the mechanisms, you can clean them with water or without, using your toothbrush.

If the mechanisms look greasy, you can degrease them with soap. Rinse thoroughly with clean water afterwards.

Leave them to dry completely. Once all of the tubes are dry, you can reassemble the pole.

Do not oil or grease

We recommend that you do not oil or grease your poles (mechanisms or tubes).

If the lubricant were to leak onto the surfaces on which the poles are clamped, the clamping function would not work and there would be a risk of accident.

How to look after, repair, store and use your hiking poles

Need help with your Decathlon product?

Have you bought one of our products and need help with it?
Find all the support you need for a wide range of products on the support section of our website!
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can ask for help in one of our workshops.

5. Making better use of my poles

Using and adjusting your poles properly for more hiking pleasure

Using and adjusting your poles properly for more hiking pleasure

Once you start using them, you won't want to leave your hiking poles behind. Quechua is letting you in on some tips to get the most out of them!
Using your trekking pole’s external blocker

How to operate the anti-shock system of my trekking pole?

Does your extender pole have the anti-shock feature? Follow the advice of Romain, our engineer, to find out how to activate or de-activate this system
Adjust push button stick

How to use the Push-pin system of your pole properly

Does the adjustment system of your pole work with a push button? In the jargon, this is called a push-pin system. Follow the advice of Romain, our engineer, to use it properly!
Adjusting the pole strap

How do I adjust the strap on my poles to the right size?

The adjustment system on your poles is not visible? That’s because it is equipped with an extension system. Follow the advice of Romain, our engineer, to use it properly and tighten it if necessary.