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    REI Adjustable Tarp Pole - Single

    The REI Adjustable Tarp Pole is a handy extendable pole for use with the REI InCamp 4 tent or InCamp Shelter Wing (both sold separately) to create an awning. See details

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    The REI Adjustable Tarp Pole is a handy extendable pole for use with the REI InCamp 4 tent or InCamp Shelter Wing (both sold separately) to create an awning.

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    The REI Adjustable Tarp Pole is a handy extendable pole for use with the REI InCamp 4 tent or InCamp Shelter Wing (both sold separately) to create an awning.

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    The REI Adjustable Tarp Pole is a handy extendable pole for use with the REI InCamp 4 tent or InCamp Shelter Wing (both sold separately) to create an awning.

    • Push-button telescoping end adjusts the pole's length from 60 up to 79 in.
    • REI Adjustable Tarp Pole is compatible with most tarps and shelters
    • Shockcorded, 4-section, anodized aluminum pole provides easy setup and folds down to 22 in. for convenient packing
    • Indexing strip on adjustable section helps line up pushbutton for easy adjustment
    • Built with a rubber foot for slip resistance at 1 end and a spike on the other to fit in the awning or tarp's grommet
    • Please note: sold as a single pole, but you'll need 2 to create an awning for the InCamp tent and Shelter Wing

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    REI Adjustable Tarp Pole - Single Specs
    Specification
    6 FT8 FT
    Best use
    Family & car campingFamily & car camping
    6000-series anodized aluminum6000-series anodized aluminum
    (Length) 60 - 79 in. / (diameter) 16mm(Length) 79 - 98 in. / (diameter) 19mm
    13 oz.1 lb. 11 oz.
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    REI Adjustable Tarp Pole - Single

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    REI Adjustable Tarp Pole - Single is rated 4.25 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice, once I finished manufacturing them This is basically a 3-section pole connected with shock cords. The butt end of each pole fits in the end of the next, so there are no connector joints like you might find on a tent pole. These are much thicker and heavier than a tent pole. That may be in the description/specs, but it wasn't clear to me from the photos, so I was surprised at how thick it is. For what it is, these are lightweight, but not backpacking light. I wouldn't take them backpacking, unless I had a large group to distribute gear among many people. The top section tapers to a pin that will fit in the grommet of your tarp (I use the Kelty Noah's Tarp 12'). The bottom section has a press down button that protrudes out. There is a 4th section that is just a little wider, and fits over the width of the other 3. It has 6 or so holes in it for the button to snap into to adjust the height. My only complaints are: 1) There is a plastic foot at the bottom that is really hard and slick. I wish it were rubber, like the bottom of a cane. I could see this not grabbing to hard rock, concrete, etc. It worked fine for me on grass. 2) The plastic foot is just barely on the pole, but the slightest force will knock it off. Both feet were off the poles when they arrived. Without the foot, this wouldn't work very will in sand (I bought mine for the beach). I tried model glue, but I may eventually screw it on or replace the feet with rubber ones. 3) The holes in the pole for adjustable height are only for raising the pole for use, but there is no stopper position for storing the pole. Once you collapse it, it is easy to go too far and knock the foot off! I drilled a hole a couple of inches from the bottom of the outer section, and now the button will click into that for storage. 4) No stuff sack / bag. Overall, I'm pretty happy with this, but it feels like nobody ran a user test on this product, because it has some obvious design flaws. For $35 for a pole, it isn't expensive, but I feel like it costs enough that I shouldn't have to finish manufacturing it!
    Date published: 2014-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best find in adjustable poles. I bought two of the 6' poles for motorcycle camping. They fold down to the same size as my tent poles, so they don't really add anything other than a bit of bulk to the load, but are well worth hauling along. The 8' poles are taller and will raise your canopy for better clearance to walk under, but are definitely bigger, bulkier, and heavier. I use these with my Noah's tarp 9 for a quick camp fly for shade or rain. They also help make a great extra cover over the tent that allows much better ventilation and minimized condensation. Handy and compact, these are the best poles I could find for my use, and I just love 'em!
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Poles Stand Up One thing that made a difference to me that the length of the poles fit right into my sleeping pad bag. I had trouble trying to load them in my backpack.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product I own several of these poles, ten I think. I use them to set up a 10x30 tarp over our pop-up camper. They are very strong. Been through high winds and rain without an issue. They adjust easily and quickly. They knock down quickly and pack well. My only complaint is they will fill up with water in rain. I solved that problem by drilling a 1/8 inch hole in the bottom of the end cap to let the water drain out. To keep them compact when packed I attached a Velcro strap around the bottom section and wrap the three sections together when collapsed. I'm replacing three section steel poles with these and find that I need far fewer poles because these are stronger and more stable.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finally! Finally...these things are available again. I just bought 2 of the 6ft'ers to use with my Connect Tech Garage via Kingdom 4. I haven't used them yet but my initial impressions are that they feel good, they look good, and the top section of the pole is adjustable. Allowing you to fine tune the height you need. Also the shock cord inside the pole appears to be of good quality too. I will post pics of them in use when I set my K4 up next.
    Date published: 2014-04-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from too heavyand too large much too heavy and bulky for backpacking. Ok for car camping and going to the beach. Not for what I need.
    Date published: 2014-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the purpose These were purchased to use with Kelty tarps to create the infamous Scout "dining fly". These poles although bulky are not heavy unless you are a superlight backpacker. Split between three Scouts (the bottom-most portion can be slid free of the button and removed)they weigh almost nothing although you do have to live with the length. The boys love the rigidity compared to our previous poles (recycled AL tent poles that we constantly bent)and they stood up well in the wind. Well worth the price and size for the shade.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as represented by REI I have the 8' model. The description for the 6' pole says it has 4 sections and folds to 22". I emailed REI for info on the 8' pole and was told that it also has 4 sections and folds to 22" like the 6'. It doesn't. It has 3 sections and folds to 29". I got them for llama packing and these just barely fit in the panniers. I can't fault the poles at all but REI's customer service needs to get their stuff together.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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