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LES BÂTONS

Bamboo ski and trekking poles handmade in Switzerland. Built with 99% recyclable materials

 ROBUST. FLEXIBLE. LIGHT. 

Designed and made in Corsier-sur-Vevey

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PUSH YOU UP

Spheric wooden knob for comfortable support and push point in steep climbs

Flat base prevents the pole from slipping out of hand

Without wrist straps to maximize security on- and off-piste, (lower risk of injury, or avalanche entrapment) 

Manufactured in Chatel St-Denis with Swiss timber 

DON'T LOSE GRIP

30 cm long grip for handy support in all terrains

*Length of grip can be altered upon request

Made in hemp for optimal grip in wet, moisture, and icy conditions

Cord custom-made in Switzerland with European hemp

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BEND. DON'T BREAK

Shaft in bamboo, more flexible and stronger than aluminum

Varnished by hand with natural surface treatment for maximum resistance and durability 

Fine Chinese bamboo procured in Switzerland,  carefully selected to meet our quality standards

DURABLE TIP

Custom-made aluminum ferrule riveted to the bamboo pole for maximized solidity and durability

Tungsten carbide tip for best grip on ice and rocks and reduced wear

90mm freeride basket suitable for all types of snow

Ferrule CNC Machined in Corbières, Switzerland. Tip and basket from Slovenia

99% RECYCLABLE & REUSABLE
and working on the remaining 1%
TAILOR-MADE TO YOUR HEIGHT
 
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ABOUT US

HISTORY

Explained by Founder Axel Lehmkuhl

"Les Bâtons started in 2018 when I broke my aluminum poles. Initially, I looked into carbon but could not get used to the wobbly feeling, so I decided to make a durable, convenient, sustainable, and above all, fun to use pair, considering alternative materials as well as the design ideas I had harvested over the years. 

It took 2 years of development and many prototypes to find the optimal design: the use of bamboo was glaring due to its excellent mechanical properties, light-weight, and warm touch, but addressing the grips and tips proved difficult.​ It was during testing that we noticed an increasing interest in our poles, among skiers and hikers. And that is how Les Bâtons was born: a humble initiative to make our poles, hand-made by myself in our basement in Corsier-sur-Vevey (Switzerland), available for everyone to have fun" 

COMMUNITY

TEAM

Axel Lehmkuhl (SWI-GER)

Founder - Heart & soul of Les Bâtons

Responsible for the development, artisanal production, and distribution of Les Bâtons. Avid mountaineer and passionate skier, you may easily find him in the Swiss Alps, ski touring in winter, mountain biking, trekking, or paragliding.  

Lourdes Monso (ESP) 

Co-founder - Accomplice and engine of Les Bâtons

Responsible for all Communications activities as well as for assisting Axel in the development and production of Les Bâtons. Adrenaline-seeker, you will likely find her in the mountains with Axel.

 
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PRICE, DELIVERY AND T&C

Promotion price

90CHF per pair (VAT included).

Ordering

The order will be confirmed upon your invoice approval.

Payment

We accept cash, bank, and TWINT transfers.

The payment should be executed by delivery at the latest.

Delivery

Pick-up location to be agreed with you.

Shipment guaranteed 2 weeks from order confirmation*.

Freight costs (if necessary) will be charged separately.

*Unless prevented on the grounds of force majeure/holiday seasons, in which case we will inform you or the order revised accordingly).

Warranty

One year product warranty.

Lifetime crash replacement warranty (where damaged parts will be replaced at cost plus labor price).

For more details visit our FAQ

Cancellations

We will start producing your poles right after order confirmation, making it impossible for us to accept cancellations past this time.

Returns & Refund

Les Bâtons are tailor-made to your complexion and built as per the specifications agreed with you. Hence, returns and refunds won't be possible after delivery. In case of a defect, repairs/replacements will be taken charge of by our warranty program.

ORDERING PROCESS

Fill in the form below 

We will contact you to draft the order (poles' specifications, delivery, price, and payment method), and will send you the invoice by e-mail

Approve the invoice (if you are happy with it)

We will sign the order (upon receiving your invoice approval) and proceed to manufacture and ship/deliver your poles

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