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Kelty Adjustable Pole

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When you're stuck in the backcountry rain for a week you'll be glad you brought the Kelty Adjustable Tarp Pole.

Designed to prop tarps so you can hang out in the shade or cook during a rainstorm, this is an incredibly versatile pole. At 25mm thick, this aluminum pole expands from 80 to 99in and boast an incredible strength-to-weight ratio. Use it to hang your Conch Republic Flag during the next Jimmy Buffet concert, then you'll be able to find your car.
  • Item #KEL0375

Tech Specs

Material
Lightweight aluminum
Includes
Pole - adjustable from 80-99in
Claimed Weight
1 lb 10 oz

Tech Specs

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purchased for use with Kelty Noah's Tarp

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These poles held up great to the wind on the olympic coast when used with the Kelty Noah's Tarp. I would highly recommend these as they were extremely robust and I feel like they will last a long time.

Kelty Poles

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Pros: Great when putting up Kelty tarp without surrounding trees. Flexible height adjustment. Folds up.

Cons: Expensive for single poles. No carrying case. Pretty heavy and can only be used for car-camping (not backpacking).

Overall, a good purchase that has already been used (we bought 2 poles).

Need a case.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are great poles- very sturdy and highly adjustable. Kelty needs to make a case for them, though. I have not found a good one yet, so mostly just tie something around them to hold the sections together. That doesn't protect the elastic inside from being abraded, though.

Verastile and Sturdy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought this pole to shore up the center interior of a large screen house/tent - really helps with wind and rain shedding. Had to flip it so the point went into the ground, and it didn't bend/break. Have also used it to peak out a rain tarp with point in a grommet, works like a charm. A little difficult to raise/lower while in place because there it twists around and you have to find the hole again, but not a big deal.

bought a tarp at hardware store - do i...

bought a tarp at hardware store - do i need 2 poles? how do i attach tarp to poles? how do i make sure poles are stable in the ground? do i need "stakes" too?

thx
first-time tarp user

It's all up to you and what you want to do. I often just sort of roll the tarp around my bag as a bivy to keep out the wind and wet. But I've used trekking poles and stakes to make a tent like structure. If you use poles to prop it up, you'll also need stakes to secure it to the ground.

Miriam,

You can either use 2 or 4 poles depending on how you want to set your tarp up.

When using a large tarp I have always gone with 4 poles one on each corner.

These poles have a nice long tip on them that will go through the grommet on each corner.

Once you have the poles through the grommets then you will need ropes to tie off of, I like to have 2 ropes coming off each pole at opposite angles, then you will have to stake the ropes down.

Good luck and welcome to the wonderful world of tarpology.

I know this is old but for other's that may have the same question: The tarp we have used for the longest time was your average $10 hardware store tarp. We used 5 poles for it, one on each corner and then we took an adjustable one and a small square of plywood and poked a home in the center of the tarp. The center pole would then sit in the middle of the table and we would adjust it so the center was the highest point. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures and we have gotten rid of this setup otherwise I would have posted a picture

Like everyone said above, the ways to set up a tarp are endless. You can easily set up a tarp with no, or just one pole. Use a tree on one end, a pole on the opposite, and guylines for the other two corners. You'll have to tie the pole down with at least one guyline, probably two. If you google tarp setup, or look on youtube, you will find endless methods. I have two of these poles and they are great.