|These Poles are designed for use in Tents and Tarps within the provided heights. These poles are typically
used in a lot of pyramid tents, and similar sized shelters. These poles are available with or without adjusters
for variable pitch heights, 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.
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 a larger version of the same mechanism we have used in our trekking
poles(And 450 tent poles).
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 60" pole, you should consider going with a 62" 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 60", you want to go with a
pole that is 56" long. With the adjuster this will give you a pole that pitches from ~56" to ~64".
All poles come with shock cord.
The 600 pole comes standard with a friendly plastic end cap on the top and bottom of the pole. If your shelter
requires a spike(like some large tarp set ups) then you can order the pole with a spike to accommodate your