Fizan Prestige (2012))

Some of the lightest poles in the test but it hasn’t impacted on their strength in use. When loaded with weight, the pole doesn’t really wobble or flex too much. The anti-shock system is decent enough too, with a good amount of spring, without being too noisy on harder terrain. It can be a little tricky to get the knack of engage when new, with the twist-lock taking a bit of playing with to get it to work. Fine once it’s been broken-in, though. Straps are good, with medium-width webbing and padded on the inside with neoprene. Length adjustment is via the standard chock system, which can be a little awkward to get just right, but doesn’t slip at all.

Sections: 3

Material: Aluminium alloy

Weight (pair): 476g

Length (packed/usable): 64/110cm

Anti-shock: Yes

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*Published in Country Walking magazine, March 2012