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Forclaz MT500, Ultracompact Hiking Pole

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Going hiking or backpacking and need to carry your poles easily and be sure they are built to last? This model is the most compact and sturdy in the range.

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Forclaz MT500, Ultracompact Hiking Pole | The outcome of a long development process with enthusiastic and demanding trekkers, we have created this durable pole to support you on your long hikes

Going hiking or backpacking and need to carry your poles easily and be sure they are built to last? This model is the most compact and sturdy in the range.

A photo of the Forclaz MT500, Ultracompact Hiking Pole in use

Ergonomic grip

Foam handle, long 3D design. Long, soft knob. Soft wrist-strap.


External lock.Precise and fast adjustment. From 43.3" to 51.2". Collapsed: 14.2"


9.7 oz / pole

Compact design

5 part folding pole. Collapsed length: 14.2". Collapsed width: ~ 2.4" x 2.4".


Aluminum 7075-T6. Large tube diameter 20/18/16/16/16 mm. Tungsten tip


Supplied with: Removable and replaceable summer basket + protective tips

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Walking stick

A little clumsy to put together but fine for its purpose and affordability. Stable for hiking

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Hi Jonna,

Thank you for supporting Decathlon Hong Kong and your feedback on your experience with our product!

We sincerely appreciate your insight! It's also our pleasure to ensure you have the best experience with our products! 

We can't wait to offer you more and better products in order to delight your sport experiences! 

If you have any more questions, comments, please feel welcome to reach back out as we would be more than happy to share and assist. Hope to see you around soon!

Stay healthy!


Decathlon Hong Kong Hiking & Trekking Team

Very portable, but not long lasting

Bought this pole a month ago and barely used it for 3 hikes after which the rubber tube within broke at one of the junctions, revealing the cord underneath.

Nice product

It is good by look and feel . after actual use will give an exact review

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Gậy leo núi

Gậy 3 khúc..chắc chắn. nhanh chóng mở. Nhỏ gọn khi không sử dụng...

Chào bạn Trung,

Cảm ơn bạn đã dành thời gian đánh giá sản phẩm Gậy đi trekking siêu gọn nhẹ 1 - MT500 - Đen của Decathlon.

Decathlon rất hân hạnh khi sản phẩm đã mang lại trải nghiệm tuyệt vời cho bạn. Bên cạnh đó, đội ngũ nhân viên rất mong nhận được thêm phản hồi của bạn sau thời gian sử dụng nhằm mục đích cải thiện và phát triển sản phẩm trong tương lai.

Decathlon rất mong sẽ được tiếp tục phục vụ bạn trong thời gian tiếp theo.

Chúc bạn nhiều sức khỏe!

Bảo Quách

Excellent value

Pros: sturdy construction, light weight, easy to use, very quick to fold and unfold, easy length adjustment, very compact Cons: a little bit too long at its shortest length

Hi Piscador,


Thank you for sharing your experience with Decathlon,


We believe that with your valuable feedback, it will help us to develop our experience to the customer in the future.



Nguyễn Phương Quang

Decathlon Việt Nam


Zatím spokojenost, používáme krátkou dobu. Lehké, skladné, pohodlné, funkční

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Ersatzspitzen nicht verfügbar

Der stock macht einen sehr guten Eindruck. Allerdings sind die Ersatzspitzen nicht verfügbar und es konnte mir nicht gesagt werden, wann genau bzw. ob die Spitzen wieder verfügbar sein werden. Dadurch wird der Stock unter Umständen zum Wegwerfprodukt. Dafür ist er mir dann aber doch zu teuer. Ich werde ihn daher retournieren.

Hallo Florian,

vielen Dank für deine Bewertung des Wanderstock MT500 ultrakompakt. Es tut uns Leid, dass du keine zufriedenstellende Antwort bezüglich der Stockspitze erhalten hast.

Voraussichtlich wird diese Mitte August bestellbar sein. Gerne kannst du dich auf unter 8577676 per E-Mail benachrichtigen lassen.

mit sportlichen Grüßen



Praktisch & Flexibel

Praktisch & Flexibel

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Verstellt sich leicht

Stöcke verschieben sich bei höherer Beanspruchung häufiger, sodass man die Schrauben nachziehen muss.

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Spitzen Equipment

Ich will die Stöcke nicht mehr missen; einfache Handhabung; gut verstaubar; einzig was ich vermisse, ist ein Aufbewahrungsbeutel

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Hallo Ute,

vielen Dank für deine Meinung zum Wanderstock Trekking MT500.

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass du mit deinem Produkt zufrieden bist!

Als Tasche für Wanderstöcke können wir dir die Stocktasche Schultertasche Trail Running 8563468 empfehlen.

Du findest auf außerdem viele weitere Aufbewahrungsmöglichkeiten, die aus anderen Sportarten hierfür verwendet werden können.

Wir wünschen dir weiterhin viel Spaß beim Wandern!

Bis bald in deinem DECATHLON oder auf!

mit sportlichen Grüßen



Stöcke sollten als SET verkauft werden

Obwohl es in der Produktbeschreibung steht werden Stöcke normalerweise Paarweise verkauft. Ein etwas deutlicherer Hinweis hierauf wäre wünschenswert, dann muss man nicht 2x bestellen. Das ist wirklich etwas irreführend und Ansonsten fühlt sich der Stock wertig an.

Hallo Arne,

vielen Dank für deine Meinung zum Trekking Wanderstock MT500. Wir freuen uns, dass du mit deinem Produkt zufrieden bist.

Tatsächlich steht in der Beschreibung 1 Wanderstock.

Unsere Wanderstöcke werden nicht wie z.B. Nordic Walking Stöcke paarweise verkauft, da viele Sportler nur einen Stock als Unterstützung benötigen oder aufgrund der Koordination.

Bis bald und bleib gesund!

mit sportlichen Grüßen



Die Besten

Hatte schon einige Wanderstöcke, diese hier sind paar Gramm schwerer dafür aber perfekt. Schnelle Inbetriebnahme durch Klicksystem mit Voreingestellter Länge. Die robusten die ich bisher hatte.

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sehr guter stock zum günstigen Preis

Handhabung einfach, passt in jeden Rucksack, ist stabil

Super Stöcke

Schön wäre hier noch eine waschbare Verpackung um sie gegebenenfalls im Rucksack sauber zu verstauen. Sonst sind die Stöcke echt top

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Klasse Faltstock

Sehr gute Verarbeitung und bestes Preis Leistungs Verhältnis. Ich hoffe ich brauche nie das Konzept dass die Stöcke einzeln verkauft werden

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  • 100% Aluminum


  • 100% Ethylene vinyl acetate
  • 50% Styrene ethylene butadiene styrene

How it was designed...

Fully designed and validated by our team at the foot of Mont Blanc, a team with enthusiastic and demanding trekkers, during legendary treks: Mont Blanc, Atlas Mountains in Morocco, Tenerife. The pole’s durability has also been tested by a 342-mile mission test in the Canaries and the Pyrenees (GR10).

Why have we worked hard on durability?

You trek to enjoy the calm of great expanses that sometimes takes you far from civilization. You also carry your belongings for several days. Therefore, you need to rely on the resistance of your poles. We have selected wider tubes in top of the range aluminum. We have secured the push-pin area with internal reinforcement. Compression test results (pressure on the pole axis) show that this model can therefore support 560 N (~56 kg) per pole.

Why have we focused on compactness?

To get to your trek you will sometimes have to take transport. You will also have to carry all your equipment in your bag. It’s therefore much more practical to have compact poles. Once collapsed, these poles fit in the side pocket of your backpacking backpack.

How did we design this handle?

We favored EVA foam, soft material, perfect for handling perspiration and resisting tears. We added a long grip underneath the handle for a lower hold uphill and on banking terrain. The knob is the most comfortable in the range with its long, rounded shape and soft material. It provides good grip from above. Finally, we designed the wrist-strap without extra thickness and few seams to avoid blisters.

Tube details.

The lower tube has undergone special treatment called shot-blasting. This is a mechanical treatment to the surface that does not require anodization and is therefore less polluting. There is no effect on the pole’s resistance. It gives a granular appearance and the natural color of the aluminum remains. The (inevitable) scratches will therefore be less visible. The other four tubes are still anodized as their sliding ability requires smooth surfaces.

How to adjust your poles to the correct length?

Hold the poles with your arms bent at a right angle. To use the pole: firstly, extend the pole until the “click” of the push-pin. Refer to the instructions attached to the pole. To adjust the length: open the outer lever, slide the tube to the desired length and close the lever. Never go over the STOP line to avoid breaking the pole.

Directions for use

These hiking poles are designed to help you balance, propel yourself and spread the effort between the arms and legs. To increase safety, check your pole's locking mechanism by pressing down hard on it before you start and at regular intervals. If you notice that your pole tends to slide down, the locking mechanism turn ring needs adjusting. Open the lever and tighten the turn ring by a quarter or half turn. Do not attach to your backpack in stormy weather

Care instructions

Maintaining your poles properly enables you to maintain optimal function and increase their lifespan. After use, if water has got into the pole, take the parts apart and allow to dry. Clean any dust and mud with or without water using a soft brush or paintbrush. Once dry, you can reassemble the parts. We recommend that you do not try to oil or grease them.

Why are the poles sold individually?

At Decathlon, we decided to sell our hiking/backpacking poles individually. On the one hand, for usage reasons. Indeed, some people prefer to use just one pole. This therefore meets their needs. On the other hand, if one of your poles breaks, this means you only have to buy one and not a complete pair.



Product testing

To set our thresholds, we have measured the stresses on the poles in the most demanding situations. During the design stage, each model undergoes laboratory tests that reproduce these stresses (compression, bending in three places, etc.) until it breaks. We also test parts separately (tightening power, tearing, etc.). Finally, these tests are regularly repeated during production to guarantee consistent level of quality.

Storage instructions

Store the poles without tightening the adjustment system to reduce the stresses on the system and protect their tightening power. Store poles in a dry place.

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