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Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole

Item #: 21500

Our Price: $20.97

Regular Price: $25.99

SAVINGS: $5.02 (20%)

The Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole has compact sturdy aluminum sections that nest into one section for compact and convenient carrying storage.1"" Diameter. Nested length: 26.5"".Weight:12oz."
  • 6 Foot 'Nested' Aluminum pole
  • Pack Length = 2 ft. 2.5 inch
  • 1" diameter
  • Weight = 12 oz.
  • Great for tarp or canopy legs
  • Pointed tip fits tarp grommets

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Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Convenient and light

      By JAFFREY

      from Shortsville, NY

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      Pros

      • Nesting Is Nice For Space

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ccs Lean
        • Ccs Tarp

        Comments about Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole:

        Nice, compact and sturdy poles that fit together well.

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        5.0

        Exactly as advertised

        By mark

        from pennsylvania

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Good Value
        • Sturdy
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Canoe Camping
          • Car Camping
          • Motorcycle camping

          Comments about Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole:

          Poles make shelter set up quick and easy at the shore and anywhere wood is not readily available or in parks where its not legal to cut poles.

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          5.0

          old tent needed new pole.

          By Skip

          from Flagstaff az

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          Pros

          • Gives good support

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Back-up Pole

          Comments about Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole:

          back-up pole for old tent, good support.

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          • No

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          4.0

          got what I wanted

          By Dirty Dave

          from Hillsborough, NC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Poles Fit Inside Each Oth

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole:

              I needed 6 ft tent poles to rig a tarp over a 5+ft tent which doesn't have a rain fly. It held up in high winds at a campsite below Mt.Rogers.

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              4.0

              works great for tarp

              By Fr Tom

              from Randolph, NY

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              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Nesting
              • Strong

              Cons

              • Sections Too Long

              Best Uses

              • Tarps

              Comments about Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole:

              Bought a pair of these for an 8x10 tarp, intending to use them for the front corners and anchor the rear corners to trees at the campsite. Work perfectly as planned. These are great poles, much lighter and shorter than the common extendable/adjustable steel poles. Would be nice if they broke down into more nesting sections so the packed size was shorter. GREAT VALUE.

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              5.0

              LiteCompactTarpPoles-nice for tents too!

              By Woodman

              from Virginia

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Backpacking 4 Tarp
              • Lite weight
              • QUALITY PRODUCT
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking Tarp Poles
                • Timberline Tents

                Comments about Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole:

                Reed the "Pros"

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                5.0

                No other pole like this.

                By HikerJoe

                from Plymouth, IN

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Light Weight
                • Small packed size to fit

                Cons

                • Don't put away wet

                Best Uses

                • Tarp support
                • Tent pole replacement

                Comments about Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole:

                I didn't like the pole that came with my Black Diamond Megamid. It is too long and too heavy. I was looking for a suitable replacement. This one does not have the adjustability of the Black Diamond one but it is lighter and fits in a shorter pack. This is exactly what I was looking for. I first used one like this on a group backpacking trip in Boy Scouts 40 years ago to hold up our kitchen tarps. I am so glad these are still available.

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                3.0

                It's Okay

                By Wilderness Max

                from South Dakota

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                Pros

                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • bulky
                • Walking stick's easier

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole:

                  Nothing really special about it & it's very limited to use (functionally fixed)

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                  4.0

                  This pole works great for a tarp tent

                  By Jim@97116

                  from Forest Grove, OR

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                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Poles nest into eachother
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • Can slide apart

                  Best Uses

                  • Backpacking
                  • Camping

                  Comments about Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole:

                  I used this pole recently on a 5-day canoe trip. It was the main pole for my pyramidal tarp tent. It's light, the poles nest together nicely, and it's strong. The poles came with a plastic end cap, which serves to hold the set together when nested, and makes a great base when the pole is assembled. The pointed end of the pole fits through grommet holes on tarps, afterwhich a guy line can be attached and staked out.

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                  4.0

                  Good poles but a little over priced.

                  By Rick

                  from Illinois

                  Comments about Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole:

                  These poles work well for hanging a tarp. Its true, their tips do not fit standard grommets but if you use screw down type tarp clamps on your tarp they will provide a hole which will fit the tips. Using clamps protects your tarp from strong wind gusts by breaking free instead of tearing up the tarp. Tarp clamps are available in the automotive department at [...]. If you aren't concerned about weight, two standard 10 inch steel tent spikes (the kind that look like a big nail) will nest inside each of these poles. That gives you a safer way to carry the spikes in your tarp kit without the worry of them poking a hole in it.

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                  • Q:

                    By nesting do you mean when "packed" they insert inside one another so that there is only the outside pole visible (you have one pole with the other two inserted into the largest pole?)
                    Asked on 2/6/2014 by Bradley from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, the Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker pole has sections that fit within each other, so that the largest diameter pole section t is one inch in diameter and the other 2 pole sections fit within it.

                      Answered on 2/6/2014 by Bob from Campmor
                  • Q:

                    Are each of three segments 1" diameter?
                    Asked on 11/2/2013 by Paul

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The base pole is 1" diameter. Since the other 2 poles nest in the 1" base pole the other 2 poles are a smaller diameter 3/4 in and 5/8 in.

                      Answered on 11/5/2013 by Steve from Campmor
                  • Q:

                    what is the diameter of the tip of the pole? I see that some people have reported that the tips are too large for their tarp grommets. The grommets on my tarp have 3/8" openings.
                    Asked on 6/4/2012 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The pointed end is 3/8ths inch in diameter.

                      Answered on 6/5/2012 by Steve from Campmor
                  • Q:

                    What is the diameter of the tapered end point. The smallest diameter. Thanks
                    Asked on 5/30/2012 by LarryB from Western Slope, CO

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The pointed end is 3/8ths inch in diameter.

                      Answered on 6/1/2012 by Betty
                  • Q:

                    Can this 6ft and 8ft adj. pole be used on the northern breeze screen house for a second awning?
                    Asked on 5/25/2011 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes these can be used with the Northern Breeze.

                      Answered on 5/27/2011 by Steve from Campmor
                  • Q:

                    Are these the poles that fit the grand manan 9 tent awning?
                    Asked on 4/2/2011 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole will work as the awning upright for the Grand Manan 9.

                      Answered on 4/4/2011 by Steve from Campmor
                  • Q:

                    What is the weight of this item?
                    FYI the most important fact about any item considered to be "Backpacker" is the weight. To omit this information on this item or any other item is serious oversight of the obvious.
                    Asked on 9/27/2010 by The Campmor Guy from Boca Raton, FL

                    2 answers

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Wt. 12oz

                      Answered on 9/29/2010 by Steve from Campmor
                    • A:

                      It says 12oz on the first page

                      Answered on 11/7/2010 by bivijrjax2 from Jacksonville, FL
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