Skip to content Skip to search Skip to my account Skip to main navigation Skip to footer navigation Skip to Company Information Links
Campmor

1-888-226-7667

catalog request gift registry customer service

Gear Gurus More Links
Deal of the Day!
my cart my cart -


Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole

Item #: 21500

Our Price: $25.99

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

Accessories

Taut-Tie Guy Line Adaptors-Large
Item No. 26212WC
Our Price: $5.99
Campmor Nylon Backpacker Rope-Black
Item No. 23162WC
Our Price: $4.49
Campmor Heavy Galvanized Steel Hook Tent Stakes - 12 inch
Item No. 23502WC
Our Price: $2.39
Eureka 8 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole
Item No. 26604WC
Our Price: $37.99
Eureka 7 ft. Adjustable Upright Pole
Item No. 26607WC
Our Price: $31.99
8 ft. Steel Upright Adjustable Pole
Item No. 14921WC
Our Price: $9.99

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Eureka 6 ft. Nested Aluminum Backpacker Upright Pole
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Reviewed by 12 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-10

      Back to top

      Previous | Next »

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        old tent needed new pole.

        By Skip

        from Flagstaff az

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            works great for tarp

            By Fr Tom

            from Randolph, NY

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            LiteCompactTarpPoles-nice for tents too!

            By Woodman

            from Virginia

            See all my reviews

            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"

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              No other pole like this.

              By HikerJoe

              from Plymouth, IN

              See all my reviews

              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.

              Comment on this review

               
              3.0

              It's Okay

              By Wilderness Max

              from South Dakota

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              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)

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                This pole works great for a tarp tent

                By Jim@97116

                from Forest Grove, OR

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                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.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                sturdy lightweight pole system

                By Kate the camper

                from Conifer, Co.

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Nesting storage
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Tips too large

                Best Uses

                • Dining canopy

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

                Also purchased 11.5 x 11.5 dining canopy. Grommets didn't fit tips of these poles.

                Comment on this review

                Displaying reviews 1-10

                Back to top

                Previous | Next »

                Do you have questions about this product?

                get answers from real customers and in-house experts with AnswerBox.

                7 Questions | 8 Answers
                Displaying questions 1-7
                • 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
                Displaying questions 1-7

                Do you have a question about this product? 

                * Note - Ultraviolet Light Warning: All tents, canopies, screen houses etc. that Campmor sells are intended for occasional use and not for permanent or season-long use. Continuous exposure will result in damage from Ultraviolet Light. UV damage is not covered by either the manufacturer's or Campmor's warranty.

                Would these items help you out on your next adventure?

                GCI Outdoor Wilderness Recliner

                GCI Outdoor Wilderness Recliner

                Item #: 65459

                Our Price: $59.99

                Coleman Tent Ceiling Fan

                Coleman Tent Ceiling Fan

                Item #: 87540

                Our Price: $22.99

                Questions?


                8am - 10pm ET, Monday through Friday
                9am to 7pm ET, Saturday

                or call us at (800) 525-4784
                 
                More Ways To Shop
                Shop By Brand
                The best names in outdoor equipment

                Shop Specials
                Check out the latest price breaks.

                Shop TrailMail
                Check out the newest edition of our TrailMail e-mail.
                From The Gear Gurus
                Tent Info & FAQ
                Quick look up for your tent information.

                Pack Care & Fit
                See which pack is meant for you.

                Sleeping Bag Insulation & Care
                Information on how to care for your sleeping bag.

                Manufacturer's Information
                Browse our manufacturer's information.

                Need Assistance?
                Live Chat
                Need immediate assistance?

                Customer Service
                1-800-525-4784

                Order Tracking
                Where is your order?

                Company Information
                Order now via phone: 1-888-226-7667

                Find Campmor On
                 
                           
                Additional Information
                10.86.145.41, spp09comm03s