I’ll come out and say it straight away: the Fizan Compact Trekking Poles are excellent!
These have been my go-to trekking poles for 5 years now. In the past, I have tried other brands such as Leki, but when I decided to try the Fizan Compact Trekking Poles I was sold instantly.
The featured image is with the Fizan poles while hiking in Iceland. They were strapped to my backpack at this point as I was scrambling up rocks.
Fizan Compact Trekking Poles Review
Quick facts about the poles:
- Length: 58 – 132cm
- Weight per pole: 170g
- Folded length: 59cm
- Shaft: 17/16/14mm
- Sold as a Pair
Fizan is an Italian company so you know these poles have been tested good in the Italian Alps.
I first started using the Fizan Compact Trekking Poles in 2016 and haven’t tried any other trekking poles since as they were perfect for what I wanted.
They are lightweight and durable and comfy to grip in the hand.
Plus they are compact as they retract and that’s very handy when trekking in areas where you may need to do a bit of rock scrambling, such as in Iceland mentioned before.
Being very lightweight makes them great for ultralight trekking when you’re trying to keep your gear weight down. I was a little worried at first that they would be more fragile than heavier poles but after 5 years they are still going strong.
Indeed they are very strong for their weight!
I’ve used these with my Six Moon Designs Skyscape Trekker Tent as the support poles for it and they have withstood some strong storms in the wild without breaking. Although I definitely had sleepless nights trying to keep the tent from blowing away!
You may be thinking you want a heavier and stronger pair of trekking poles but trust me, the Fizan Compact Trekking Poles are strong enough. And I say that after having used heavier poles over the years before I got these.
The only thing that may be of concern for you is that there is no padding below the handle which can be handy for when going up-hill and wanting to reduce the pole size without having to retract the poles first.
However, I got used to just quickly stopping and taking 20 seconds to adjust the poles to the right length before any ascent.
Simple as that really I can’t think of anything else to say, just go and buy a pair of the Fizan Compact Trekking Poles and see for yourself.
Fizan Compact Trekking Poles
So be sure to try these trekking poles out if you’re looking for lightweight and comfortable poles that can be retracted for easy carrying as well.
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