This Carbon Tent Pole is a five segment pole with an aluminium end that is as a lightweight and packable alternative to trekking poles for tents designed to work with them.
Gram-counter Gear says:
The need to carry trekking poles when using certain tents, tarps and shelters led to the design of the Carbon Tent Pole. This simple, effective and solid pole comes in two lengths (115cm & 125cm) and each has the option of a three or five section design depending on your priority. They poles are impressively lightweight, strong and versatile.
Gram-counter Gear's Carbon Tent Pole is a great option if you use a trekking pole tent or tarp and don't want to have to carry trekking poles. The 10mm diameter provides a solid pole capable of holding up in challenging conditions. The pole comes in two different lengths to suit your tent or tarp needs with a shorter 115cm or longer 125cm version. Each of these comes in a three segment or five segment version too. This allows bikepackers to opt for the shorter pole sections when packed in a bike bag while the longer and thinner three part pole sides easily into larger rucksacks.
The poles are simple and easy to use with a durable elasticated cord running through. They are not spring poles so you need to put segments together carefully to avoid damage. Otherwise, this pole is a surprisingly strong and durable piece of kit. Check the length of pole your trekking pole tent requires. It ideally suited to work with the VLT tent along with other trekking pole tents that require a 125cm pole or with other tarps and shelters.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear