|These Poles are designed for use in Tents and Tarps within the provided heights. If you have a shelter that
typically pitches with trekking poles, but don't use trekking poles, these are what you are looking for. These
poles are available with or without adjusters for variable pitch heights, with or without shock cord, and with or
without a spike at the top for use with shelters that use grommets.
Adjuster or not? Adjusters give you the ability to set your pole to multiple heights. This gives you the ability to
pitch your shelter's perimeter up off the ground for better ventilation, and gives flexibility for varying terrain. This
also allows for the use of one pole for two different shelters that may have two different heights that are only a
few inches different.
Pole heights with or without Adjuster:
No adjuster: If you opt for a pole with out an adjuster, you want to order a pole that is right at the desired height,
or around 2" longer than required. For most tarp applications, you can order the poles right to height. With the
poles 2" longer, it allows the pole to be angled for some adjustment, and to allow for variable ground levels. So
if you have a shelter that requires a 48" pole, you should consider going with a 50" pole if not using an adjuster.
With Adjuster: With an adjuster you have ~ 8" of adjustment, so you need to order your pole ~ 4" shorter than
the nominal height that your shelter pitches at. So if you have a shelter that pitches at 48", you want to go with a
pole that is 44" long. With the adjuster this will give you a pole that pitches from ~45" to ~52".
All poles come with Shock cord.
The 450 comes standard with an aluminum spike for shelters that use grommets for pitching. These shelters
are typically pitched with the carbide tip of a trekking pole being inserted into the grommet. If your shelter does
not require a spike then you can order the pole without this feature. Your pole will then come with a friendly
plastic end instead of the spike.