450 Carbon Fiber Tent & Tarp Poles
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.

Adjusters
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. Going with out an adjuster keeps things simple, and is less parts and pieces, while
saving a bit of weight and bulk as well. The adjusters are the same mechanism we have used in our trekking
poles for over a decade, with the prototypes going over 900 miles across Idaho before being refined and
improved for mass sale.

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".  

Adjuster construction: The main stem of the adjuster is our carbon fiber tube. The bottom has a "foot" to
increase surface area and prevent it from sinking into the ground too easily. These are the same pieces we
use for the heads of our carbon fiber tent stakes. The business end consists of an aluminum insert that is
glued into the carbon fiber tube. This insert captures the titanium threaded stud that the carbon fiber friendly
rubber expander rides on. There are two washers under this expander, all of which can be replaced with our
trekking pole maintenance parts, through this is rarely Necessary.  

Shock Cord
The 450 poles come standard without shock cord, but you have the option to add shock cord. The shock cord
retains all the individual sections of the pole so that you can't lose an individual section. So why would I choose
not to shock cord my pole together? Many people place individual pole sections in their pack as part of their
suspension system, shock cord will not allow for this. Some people use individual sections for other uses, as
well as combining pole sets for multiple shelters or shelter configurations. In the end it is up to you, but adding
it later may require sending you pole back.

Spike?
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 trekking poles 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.
54" to 48", 4 Section .450 Tarp Pole--- A 54 Inch pole weighs 3oz, you can
subtract .04oz per Inch shorter than 54 Inches---$50--- These lengths work
best with adjusters.

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Length
Spike
48" to 42", 4 section .450 Tarp Pole--- A 42 Inch pole weighs 2.75oz, you
can subtract .04oz per inch shorter than 48" ---$50---  These lengths don't
work as well with adjusters, because the individual sections are too short.



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Length
Spike
42" to 38", 3 section .450 Tarp Pole--- A 27 inch pole weighs 2oz.   
---$38---  These lengths work best with adjusters.



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Length
Spike?
38" to 29", 3 section .450 Tarp Pole--- A 38 Inch pole weighs 2.35oz, you
can subtract .04oz per inch shorter than 38" ---$38---  These lengths don't
work as well with adjusters, because the individual sections are too short.



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Length
Spike?
31" to 27", 2 section .450 Tarp Pole---A 27 inch pole weighs 2oz.   
---$26---  These lengths work best with adjusters.



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Length
Spike?
27" to 18", 2 section .450 Tarp Pole--- A 27 Inch pole weighs 2oz, you can
subtract .04oz per inch shorter than 27" ---$26---  These lengths don't work
as well with adjusters, because the individual sections are too short.



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Length
Spike?
Add Shock Cord---This option gets you your tent pole sections shock
corded together   ---$3---
Adjuster---These adjusters have an overall length of 10", and provide 8" of
adjustment to a 3 or 4 section 450 tarp pole for greater pitching versatility.
These adjusters work like our trekking pole adjusters, with a rubber
expander that rides on a titanium stud, providing infinite adjustability across
its 8" range of movement.  Weight is .75oz---$15

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4 section 450 pole, no shock cord, with spike, with adjuster.