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What are those things called? Tent poles?

Old 04-29-09, 07:09 AM
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What are those things called? Tent poles?

What are those things called that hold a tent up? Are they tent poles? You know, the flexible things that snap together and are threaded up through the fabric of the tent in order to form the shell of the structure?

Secondly, can you buy replacement poles? My tent is perfect for backpacking, but the poles, or whatever they're called, are too heavy and I'd like to buy new ones that are lightweight for my trips.
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What are those things called that hold a tent up? Are they tent poles? You know, the flexible things that snap together and are threaded up through the fabric of the tent in order to form the shell of the structure?

Secondly, can you buy replacement poles? My tent is perfect for backpacking, but the poles, or whatever they're called, are too heavy and I'd like to buy new ones that are lightweight for my trips.
Store Clerk: Tent poles. You already have the tent?

goofee girl: Well, something like that.

Store Clerk: Well, if you give me the model number on the tent I can order you the poles.

goofee girl: Nah, nevermind I want a tent.

Store Clerk: Well, what kind of tent?

goofee girl: The kind with most poles.
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Nice, The Bus!

I'd look at your tent's manufacturer website and see if they have a lightweight option. If not, it may be time to pick up a new tent. If you're going backpacking, you can get a nice little dome tent with lightweight poles for under $40.
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Bus, is that from somewhere? It sounds so damn familiar.
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Bus, is that from somewhere? It sounds so damn familiar.
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Re: What are those things called? Tent poles?

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Thanks!

As to buying a new tent, I like the one I have but don't like the weight of the poles. Should be an easy replacement.

Funny I didn't think that the name of those things was exactly what I said they were... tent poles.
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Are you pitching a tent?
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Originally Posted by goofee girl View Post
Thanks!

As to buying a new tent, I like the one I have but don't like the weight of the poles. Should be an easy replacement.

Funny I didn't think that the name of those things was exactly what I said they were... tent poles.
What brand is your tent? Maybe go to rei and ask them where you can order replacement tent poles for your tent.
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