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Old 01-24-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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Tent pole packed-length list

This thread is a list of the packed lengths of tent poles. The focus is what the manufacturers provide for recent models. At the end of this first post are links to other threads for shortening long tent poles or packing them.

Please post measurements that you make. Information from retailers is sometimes close and sometimes not very close at all.

Please include:
  • Brand
  • Model
  • Year or version (the model may have been revised)
  • Pole material (some tents have different pole options)
  • Length (please round up to the next centimeter or half-inch. If you measure directly in both cm and inches there will be no number in parentheses)
  • Angles, hubs, spiders, etc.
Hammocks and tarps may have no poles. I hope this thread can remain on the topic of tent poles.

TENT POLE PACKED LENGTHS


Brand
ModelYear or versionMaterialLengthAngles/hubs/spiders
Alps Mountaineering
Equinox 3
2010

(38cm) 15"

Extreme 3
2013
Aluminum
(46cm) 18"

Mystique 1.5
2012
Aluminum
15.5"

Mystique 2.02012Aluminum(44cm) 17"
Taurus 2
Fiberglass(51cm) 20"





AsoloAstro 32011
(48cm) 19"





Big AgnesBig House 42013 Aluminum(65cm) 25.5"
Copper Spur UL22010Aluminum 54cm (21.5")Aluminum hubs
Copper Spur UL22011/2012Aluminum(42cm) 16.5"Aluminum hubs
Emerald Mountain SL2

(47cm) 18.5"
Fly Creek UL22012
Aluminum
(46cm) 18"1 hub
Gore Pass 3

(51cm) 20"





Black DiamondMesa2009
54cm/ 21.25"1 hub





CabellasXPG Ultralight (3-person)
Aluminum(45cm) 17.5"





ColemanSundome 2

Fiberglass(46cm) 18"





EastonRimrock 12014
Aluminum(36cm) 14"





EurekaApex 2XT2007Fiberglass
(47cm) 18.5"
Backcountry 1 and 2
Aluminum(36cm) 14"
Spitfire 12011 (?)Aluminum35cm, 14"Angles strung in-line
Spitfire 22012Aluminum(38cm) 15"Angles strung in-line
Mountain Pass 2XTE2012Aluminum(41cm) 16"
Timberline 4
Aluminum(52cm) 20.5"2 hubs





Exped
Mira II
2012
Aluminum
40cm, 15.75"

Venus II2012Aluminum39cm (15.5")





Ferrino
Nemisi 1
2012
Aluminum
34cm (13.5")
Hub





Golite
Imogene UL2
2013
Aluminum
(46cm) 18"

Shangri-La 3
2014
Aluminum
42cm, 16.75"






KeltyGrand Mesa 22010Aluminum47cm (18.5")
Gunnison 2

(47cm) 18.5"
Salida 22011/12Aluminum(47cm) 18.5" or (46cm) 18" (either can compress about 1/2" in length)
Stick 12009 Aluminum16"
Trail Dome 42011Aluminum(55cm) 21.5"





MarmotAstral 2P
Aluminum(59cm) 23"
Limelight 2P
2010
Aluminum
(51cm) 20"

Limelight 2P
2012
Aluminum
(54cm) 21"






Mountain HardwearCorners 4

(54cm) 21"
Drifter 2
2011-2012
Aluminum
50cm, 19 3/8"

Super Mega Ultralight 22012
53cm, 21"1 hub, one bend





MountainsmithMorrison 22013Aluminum(38cm) 15"





MSRCarbon Reflex 2
2013
Carbon fiber
19.25"
2 poles, no hubs
Elixir 22014
Aluminum46.5cm (18.5")2 poles, no hubs
Hubba2008
Aluminum49cm, 19.25"2 hubs
Hubba Hubba2011Aluminum43cm, 17"aluminum hubs (2)
Zoid 12007Aluminum47cm (18.5")Angles





NemoMorpho 2P2011InflatableShort





RedverzExpedition II2012Aluminum(54cm) 21"





REICamp Dome 22013Aluminum52cm, 20.5"
Half Dome Plus 2
Aluminum(46cm) 18"
Half Dome 4 (name applied to different designs)2012Aluminum(59cm) 23"Angles + hubs
Hoodoo 32009Aluminum
(49cm) 19"
Passage 22012Aluminum
(46cm) 18"
Quarter Dome T22011
(43cm) 17"





Sierra DesignsCirrus 3
Aluminum 45cm, 17.5"
Clip Flashlight 22002
Aluminum46cm, 18"
Sirius 22010
Aluminum50.5cm, 20"





The North FaceBedrock 42012/13Aluminum(52cm) 20.5"
Big Fat Frog2010Aluminum53 cm, 21 in4 poles, 2 with angles
Flint 22012Aluminum (2)(51cm) 20"
Tadpole
Aluminum(37cm) 14.5"







LINKS TO SOURCES OF SHORTER POLES:
Quest Outfitters
Tent Pole Technologies

THREADS DESCRIBING HOW TO PACK LONG ITEMS:
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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2010 Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 maximum lenght of any of the aluminum poles is 54cm
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help.

From now on I will give lengths in both centimeters and inches, with my conversion in parenthesis.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:42 PM   #4
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MSR -- Zoid 1 -- 2007 -- Aluminum -- 47cm (18.5")

Kelty -- Grand Mesa 2 -- 2010 -- Aluminum -- 47cm (18.5")
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:02 AM   #5
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:10 AM   #6
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Cool thread; pole length is a big factor for people who dislike things being "outside" their luggage and often they're the longest single item you need to carry. Will post back when I've checked exact pole length on my tents.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:13 AM   #7
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...often they're the longest single item you need to carry.
This is exactly why I think I'm going to try a new Nemo tent this year. The inflatable air core is a really cool idea. While packed weights may be similiar, I havent seen a poled tent that comes close in terms of pack size.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:49 AM   #8
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My Cabela's 3 person XPG Ultralight with alum poles fits in my panniers which are 17.5" long.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:05 AM   #9
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Thanks again everyone for the information. This thread would be threadbare without your contributions.

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This is exactly why I think I'm going to try a new Nemo tent this year. The inflatable air core is a really cool idea.
The poles for the Spitfire 2 and Salida 2 tents above pack VERY small and will fit square (not angled) in any of my luggage except the tank bags. Packability is one criteria for me, but there are many others. I want this thread because pole length is not listed in the usual sources but we can measure it objectively.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:17 PM   #10
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Thanks for this thread, Grinnin
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:47 PM   #11
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:15 AM   #12
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Thanks again. I may fold the year info into the model thread or just stop listing it except for models that have changed frequently over the years (REI Half Dome has changed a lot and often).
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  • Brand - The North Face
  • Model - Tadpole 2 man (ya right)
  • Year - looks like the current model is Big Fat Frog...larger vestibule now!
  • Pole - AL
  • Length - 14.5 inches
Folded pole length was an important criteria when I was shopping. Few have shorter individual links. Used it religiously until I was 65. I do not bend now so I went bigger of course. Bigger pad, bigger tent, bigger pillow!


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Thanks, Twohondas. Although the Tadpole is gone from the TNF site, it is still available from retailers.
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Big House 4---25.5" aluminum

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