Effekt Manufaktur Carbon Hiking Poles

Test 03/2020

  • Effekt Manufaktur Carbon Hiking Poles - front
  • Effekt Manufaktur Carbon Hiking Poles - detail
  • Effekt Manufaktur Carbon Hiking Poles - gewinde
  • Effekt Manufaktur Carbon Hiking Poles - griff
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  • Effekt Manufaktur Carbon Hiking Poles - klammer
  • Effekt Manufaktur Carbon Hiking Poles - klein
  • Effekt Manufaktur Carbon Hiking Poles - kordelzug
  • Effekt Manufaktur Carbon Hiking Poles - laenge
  • Effekt Manufaktur Carbon Hiking Poles - spitze
  • Effekt Manufaktur Carbon Hiking Poles - tasche
Test seal: Effekt Manufaktur Carbon Hiking Poles, Rating 8.4

last modified: 18.03.2020, 18:49

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All rating criteria details:

Ergonomics 25%
User friendliness 25%
Noise level when putting on 20%
Stability 15%
Weight 15%
Tested by: Elisabeth

Elisabeth

Product tester

Resumee

The Effekt Manufaktur - Carbon Hiking Poles are very easy to handle and practical. The versatile accessories make the walking poles the perfect companion on various surfaces. A clear disadvantage in use is that the poles have a strong tendency to vibrate, especially when walking on harder surfaces. Also, the material of the rubber buffers is quite hard and you can hear the poles when you put them on.

Pro

  • Adjustable hand loops
  • Wide range of accessories
  • Extended handle
  • Size easily and individually adjustable

Cons

  • A bit uncomfortable for small hands
  • Vibrates strongly when walking

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Make a very good impression, but could be uncomfortable for small hands in the long run.

Overview

The Effekt Manufaktur - Carbon Hiking Poles are delivered in a bag with a drawstring, which can also be used as a transport bag. In the accessories are:

  • Hiking poles
  • 3 different rubber buffers (shoes, asphalt and round attachments)
  • 2 different plates (mud plate and snow plate)
  • Connector

The instructions describe in detail how to adjust the poles for the respective body size, as well as other adjustment options.

When pushed together the length is about 62 cm
When pushed together the length is about 62 cm

A drawstring closes the bag
A drawstring closes the bag

Materials

The materials are of very high quality and appear robust. The handle has a cork trim and is otherwise made of plastic. In addition, a hand strap is attached to the handle, which is equipped with a soft fabric on the inside to avoid friction. Towards the bottom, the handle is extended with foam, so that you can reach around in steeper areas and keep the stick shorter. The poles of the poles are made of carbon. At the bottom, there is a metal tip which can be covered by the different rubber buffers. With a thread, the plates can be fixed before.

The handle is corked
The handle is corked

Under the cork the handle is extended with plastic
Under the cork the handle is extended with plastic

The tip is metal
The tip is metal

Adjustment mechanism

The poles are adjusted telescopically. The clamps are released and the pole can be extended. Small markings ensure that the pole is not pulled out too far. The poles can be adjusted continuously between 62cm and 135cm and can, therefore, be used individually. On the telescopic poles, the lengths are described in centimetres. For example, if you want to adjust the length 110 cm, you have to set both poles to 110. In this way, you will get the right length and the poles are extended equally.

The length is infinitely variable
The length is infinitely variable

When the stick is extended, nothing wobbles and the stick is firm.

Folded up, these sticks are quite large in comparison and have a packing size of approx. 70 x 14 x 10 cm.

Practical test

In order to test the walking sticks in use, we walked over various surfaces, such as paved stone floor, asphalt, sandy paths, softer meadow soil and up and down hills.

It was noticeable that the harder the ground, the more the poles vibrated when we put them on. On soft ground, the vibrations were softer. Otherwise, the sticks are easy to walk with and especially uphill you can support yourself well on the sticks and use them as a safe helper.

The material of the rubber buffers hardly slips on stones, only when the pole is set too diagonally. However, the material is very hard, so that you can hear it clattering when you are walking on solid ground.

Ergonomics

The handles are a little too thick for small hands. Otherwise, the handles are easy to grip and are discreet but pleasantly shaped. The material of the handle can hardly be pressed in and is very firm.

The length adjustment is very comfortable and can be adjusted to almost any size.

We have evaluated about 154 reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that about 90 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 4 percent of users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 90% positive and 4% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Space-saving
  • Versatile in use
  • Practical closure with easy handling

Negative comments were made on the following points:

  • Too long
  • Articles fall off
Manufacturer Effekt Manufaktur
EAN 8719326126289
Height 135 cm
Width 2.5 cm
Depth 2.5 cm
Weight 745 g in total, 230g per pole
Pack size 70 x 14 x 10 cm
Scope of delivery Hiking poles with tips, 3 rubber pads (shoes, asphalt, round), 2 plates (mud plate, snow plate)
Packaging Bag with drawstring
Quality impression Excellent
Quality of instructions Good
Manual language GER
Additional warranty No information
Material of the pole Carbon
Material handle Cork
Hand straps Yes, adjustable
Size adjustable Yes, 62 -135 cm
Adjustment mechanism Telescope
Ergonomics Good but vibrating
Spike Yes
Rubber buffer Shoes, asphalt, round
Plate Snow plate, mud plate
Cushioned model Yes, 3 different rubber buffers
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2020-02-24
What are the packing dimensions?
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The packing size is approx. 70 x 14cm.
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What is the material used for the handles?
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The handles are covered with cork.
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How are the poles adjusted?
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The walking sticks can be extended like a telescope and are held in place with a clamp. The poles can be continuously adjusted between 62 cm and 135 cm.

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