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Old 11-26-21, 08:54 AM
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Quick note to those that are commenting on the quality of tent poles - the OP specified a trekking pole tent. Those tents use a vertical (or near vertical) pole(s) that are not bent when in use. The only stress on the pole(s) is compression from end to end. It does not need a very hefty pole to accomplish that. Typically no longer than 45 inches. The only mode of failure I could see for a pole is if you had heavy wet snow on the tent. Or, if you tripped and fell on the pole and broke it that way.

One of my trekking pole tents in the photo, I cut poles for it, used enough segments so that I can fold up the poles and fit them in a Frontroller pannier.



It is a Big Agnes model that they apparently no longer make. One pole is 45 inches and one 33 inches.
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Old 11-26-21, 11:31 AM
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Quick note to those that are commenting on the quality of tent poles - the OP specified a trekking pole tent. Those tents use a vertical (or near vertical) pole(s) that are not bent when in use. The only stress on the pole(s) is compression from end to end. It does not need a very hefty pole to accomplish that. Typically no longer than 45 inches. The only mode of failure I could see for a pole is if you had heavy wet snow on the tent. Or, if you tripped and fell on the pole and broke it that way.

One of my trekking pole tents in the photo, I cut poles for it, used enough segments so that I can fold up the poles and fit them in a Frontroller pannier.
Yeah, I agree that with the trekking pole tents breakage is less likely. Also an improvised pole is doable. Failure when used as a rack is far more likely.
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