TREKOLOGY TREK-Z Collapsible Tri-fold Trekking Pole

Test 03/2020

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Test seal: TREKOLOGY TREK-Z Collapsible Tri-fold Trekking Pole, Rating 8

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

In summary, the TREKOLOGY - TREK-Z Collapsible Tri-fold Trekking Pole is easy to handle and has a small packing size. Another practical feature is that the bag can be opened to the side. However, it was noticeable that the poles are a bit wobbly and rattle. Furthermore, this model is only suitable for smaller people. Larger persons have to fall back on the larger version.

Pro

  • Easy to plug together
  • The principle is described with a short instruction
  • The bag can be opened at the side with a zipper

Cons

  • Unsuitable for taller persons (but a larger model is available)
  • Wobbly in the place of the pin
  • The hand strap is not padded
Practical in handling, but still room for improvement regarding stability and padding.

Overview

The TREKOLOGY - TREK-Z Collapsible Tri-fold Trekking Pole is supplied in a bag with buckle, which can also be used as a transport bag. The bag can be opened at the side to get better access to the contents. The accessories include:

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

The folded sticks can be fixed with two velcro strips. Instructions on how to use the sticks are included. In it the mechanism is explained, but a table for the correct length to fit the body height is missing.

The velcro strips provide a handy packing size
The velcro strips provide a handy packing size

With the buckle the bag is closed
With the buckle the bag is closed

The zipper makes it easier to reach the contents
The zipper makes it easier to reach the contents

Materials

The materials are of high quality and appear robust. The handle has a cork trim and is otherwise made of plastic. There is a hand strap on the handle, which is not padded, but is made of a soft material. Towards the bottom the handle is extended with a foam, so that you can reach around in steeper areas and keep the pole shorter. The poles of the poles are made of aluminium. 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 fits comfortably in the hand
The zipper makes it easier to reach the contents

Under the handle is foam for extension
Under the handle is foam for extension

The tip is suitable for soft surfaces
The tip is suitable for soft surfaces

The different plates can be attached to the thread
The different plates can be attached to the thread

Adjustment mechanism

The hiking poles are put together like a tent pole. Inside there is a band that holds the individual parts together. You string all parts together and pull out the component with the white printed company imprint completely until a small pin snaps in. Then the poles are ready for use. The poles are adjusted telescopically. The clamp is released and the pole can be extended. A marking ensures that the pole is not pulled out too far. The poles can be adjusted continuously between 105 and 120cm and can therefore be used individually but still limited in size. A larger model is however available.

This system minimizes the packing size
This system minimizes the packing size

The pen must lock
The pen must lock

The clamps prevent the cane from sliding
The clamps prevent the cane from sliding

When the stick is extended, it is a bit wobbly in itself at the point where the pin comes out. If you shake the stick, you can hear it clattering a bit.

Folded up, these sticks are, compared to the other sticks, in the middle range and have a packing size of approximately 60 x 13 x 7 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.

The material of the rubber pads hardly slips on stones. Only when the stick is set too diagonally.

The sticks clatter on firmer ground and you notice that they are not completely stiff. Nevertheless, it is easy to walk with the sticks and also uphill is no problem. Vibrations are not noticeable.

The hand loops are comfortable and do not scratch. It is not bad that they are not padded. A disadvantage, however, is that the cotter pin pulls out when you adjust the hand straps, as with the other model from TREKOLOGY.

Ergonomics

The handles are easy to grasp and the cork is pleasant to the hand. The material of the handle can be slightly pressed in. It is a pity that the length can only be changed between 105 and 120 cm. People who are smaller than approx. 170 cm cannot use the poles well.

We have evaluated a good 124 reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that around 86 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 11 percent of users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 86% positive and 11% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Easy to use
  • Accessories
  • Good hand strap

Negative comments were made on the following points:

  • Poor processing
  • Not very robust
Manufacturer TREKOLOGY
EAN 0855462008862
Height 120 cm
Width 2 cm
Depth 2 cm
Weight 810 g in total, 295 g per pole
Pack size 60 x 13 x 7 cm
Scope of delivery Hiking poles with tips, 2 rubber pads (shoes, round), 2 plates (mud plate, snow plate)
Packaging Bag with drawstring
Quality impression Good
Quality of instructions Good
Manual language EN
Additional warranty No information
Material of the pole Aluminium
Material handle Cork
Hand straps Yes, adjustable
Size adjustable Yes, 105 - 120 cm
Adjustment mechanism Folding stick
Ergonomics Good
Spike Yes
Rubber buffer Shoes, round attachments
Plate Snow plate, mud plate
Cushioned model Yes, 2 different rubber buffers
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2020-02-24
How do you unfold the sticks?
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The poles can be plugged together like a tent pole. Inside there is a band that holds the individual poles together. The piece under the extendable piece must be pushed out completely. Then a small pin clicks out and the pole is fixed.
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2020-02-24
Are the hand straps padded?
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No, the hand loops are made of a wider soft band but are not padded.
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2020-02-24
Which sizes can be set?
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Lengths can be infinitely adjusted between 105 and 120 cm.

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