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How can I repair/replace bent tent poles?

Hi, I have a tent that the pole bent last year during a camping trip. I’m going camping soon and all I need to do is replace the poles, but since the stores are closed, I’m not sure what to do. I have the kingdom 4 tent 

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I am not an REI employee, but if I were faced with this situation, I would purchase a tent repair kit,which usually includes a reinforcing sleeve and instructions.  Repair the tent and use.  I ha no idea if you can purchase the tent poles by themselves.

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How many poles?  How badly bent?

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@Wignmads1 Thanks for reaching out!

We're sorry to hear that your tent poles are bent. You have a couple of options for replacing your tent poles:

  1. If the issue falls under our Satisfaction Guarantee you can speak with a customer service specialist at your local REI store, when it reopens, about processing an exchange.
  2. You can reach out to Tent Pole Technologies about a set of replacement poles for your tent. You can find their information on our Clothing and Gear Repair Services page.

Depending on the severity of the bend in the pole, you may be able to use a tent pole splint to get your tent functioning again, or at least to get you through your upcoming trip. Typically, REI Kingdom tents come with a repair tube, so you may already have one. You can find more information about fixing a broken tent pole in our Expert Advice article How to Fix a Tent Pole

Hopefully this helps, thanks!

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