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HOW TO STORE AND LOOK AFTER MY TREKKING POLES 

Looking after and storing your poles can extend their life and make them easier to use (adjustment and tightening in particular). Follow our advice to discover the joy of poles that slide perfectly!

Storing your trekking hiking poles

I recommend you don't try to oil or grease your poles (mechanisms or tubes). 

In fact, if lubricant gets on the surfaces that allow the pole to be tightened, it wouldn't work because there would be a risk of accident. 

EQUIPMENT

Your hands!

Soap

A used toothbrush or hard-bristle brush

WASH!

The aim is to have clean, dry poles.

Separate all the sections (don't worry, our poles are designed in this way). Remove dust or, possibly, mud on tube surfaces and mechanisms. Also remember to do the inner walls of the sections.

If mud or dirt has accumulated in parts of the mechanism, you can clean it with water or dry with your toothbrush.

If the mechanisms look greasy, you can degrease them with soap. Be sure to rinse with clean water afterwards. 

Dry completely. Once all the sections are dry, re-assemble the pole.

SHOULD I ADD OIL?

I recommend you don't try to oil or grease your poles (mechanisms or tubes).

In fact, if lubricant gets on the surfaces that allow the pole to be tightened, it wouldn't work because there would be a risk of accident. 

PUTTING THE MH 500 POLE BACK TOGETHER PROPERLY 

THE LITTLE EXTRA TIP

If your poles need to be stored in the closet for a prolonged period (in winter for example), leave the blockers unscrewed. This way, you will maintain their locking power. And when they get back into use, still make sure they are well adjusted.

STORING AND LOOKING AFTER MY TREKKING POLES

ROMAIN

Product Engineer at Forclaz

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