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Old 01-02-2013, 08:13 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by HairyLeg View Post
I've shortened the fibreglass poles on tents by simply cutting them in half, glueing a two inch section of aluminium tube onto one half as a joiner, and re-threading the shock-cord.
No reason it wouldn't work with alloy poles as well.
I was actually considering this option.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:09 PM   #17
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I have a Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 tent. It packs to 16" in length. It's a good tent. I used it in 90 degree heat with the fly off and it was great. The next night it was pouring rain and it stood up well - no water entry into the tent. My only complaint is that being a small tent, there was some condensation build-up.

The SL2 is a two-man tent. But as you know, in tentspeak, a two-man tent is really just a comfortable one-man tent. You'll be able to fit your riding gear in there, but if the gear is soaking wet or you've just conquered the Dalton, it's gonna be a mess.

If I were to do it again, I'd go for the SL3. But it packs to 22" in length.

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:32 AM   #18
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Short poles

Fleabay UK have German army surplus poles that are about 25cm long each, in sets of 3, dirt cheap, too.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:01 PM   #19
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Most tents list the packed size. I would bet the poles are the same as this packed length.

As for stuffing the tent in the pannier, I would save that space for stuff that has to stay dry. I roll my tent in the rain fly and always strap it on. It won't get wet enough riding to get the inside of the tent wet.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:16 AM   #20
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Nemo Morpho tent

No poles needed.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:20 AM   #21
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Campmor Backcountry 2 poles are 14" long
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:47 AM   #22
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fittings on poles

search up on this forum "Tent pole packed-length list" and you will see a very comprehensive list recently complied abd posted by and ADV inmate.
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