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Thread: Trekking poles on Eurostar

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    Hello people

    Me and two friends are off to hike the Vosges/Jura mountains in August and are thinking of getting trains there and back. We've found info regarding knives/fuel on the Eurostar, but nothing relating to trekking poles. Has anyone on here had any experience with this? Would be good to avoid taking them as hold luggage, as that would cost extra!

    Thanks.

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    Never had a problem.

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    Never any issues either.

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    I know it wasn't the question but have you thought about not taking them? I've not found that I need them on the Jura.

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    Thanks for the info guys

    I think we're going to try taking them on as hand luggage, and then if we get stopped, I guess we can always check them in as hold luggage instead.

    Ben, I am always glad to have my poles, even on the flats. My legs always feel less tired when using them!

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    What info did you find on knives? I've taken large kitchen knives in my main, scanned luggage on a number of occasions when going self-catering skiing... And that luggage was carried in the carriage, not in some luggage compartment.

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    I can't remember the knife regs in detail, but remember something about them being non-locking, and with a blade shorter than a certain length. Then again, it's hard to know how well, if at all, the security choose to enforce these regulations, hence why I'm wondering whether to just try my luck carrying all my stuff on with me!

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    'Then again, it's hard to know how well, if at all, the security choose to enforce these regulations'

    Indeed... Much less strict than airline security.

    Mine wasn't a locking blade. It was a 6" santoku, though...

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