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Kelty Staff Pole

by Kelty

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  • Hardside/Aluminum
  • Lightweight aluminum
  • Two-inch grommet tip for securely attaching tarps
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Product Description

FEATURES of the Kelty Staff Pole Lightweight aluminum Two-inch grommet tip for securely attaching tarps SPECIFICATIONS of the Kelty Staff Pole Weight: 1 lb / 0.5 kg Length: 78" / 198 cm Width Pole Diameter: 16 mm Aluminum

Product Details

Size: One Size
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B001M0NVGM
  • Item model number: 41981001
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,314 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Very sturdy poles.
Amazon Customer
This pole, however, bent within the first few hours of moderate winds.
Tyler Schumacher
The quality is good and it seems like it will last a lifetime.
Brian C

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Alan K. Fling on January 30, 2011
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We bought these tarp poles to go with a Hillebrand UL10 overhead tarp. These poles are very strong once assembled, they pack up to a reasonable size, and they are fairly light for what they do.

However, be prepared for the fully assembled pole to be quite tall. I'm 6'2 and the top of the pole is over my head once fully assembled. Now I can understand that some people might want their tarp that high off the ground, but my personal feeling is that if you are trying to protect yourself from rain, there is also going to be wind, and when it's windy and rainy you don't want the peak of your tarp that high because it reduces the protective area of the tarp. So before I purchased the poles I sent and email to Kelty asking if it was possible to modify the staff pole and maybe reduce one segment, making the final assembled height closer to 5ft. Well, the responded and gave me a boiler plate answer informing me that it was not possible to remove the bottom segment in order to make it shorter.

Long story short, I ordered it anyway and it took me all of 5 minutes to figure out how to modify it (in a non-permanent way) so that bottom segment could be removed for something that is both lighter and more suited for our needs. And while Kelty's official line on this procedure might be "no, it cannot be done" and probably more importantly "we will no support it if you modify this product in any way" I personally thing the easily modifiable nature of this product and the way it is assembled is one of it's most positive traits.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By bdwg on June 29, 2011
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I used two of these poles with one of the Kelty tarps, and I had little hope of two poles and a tarp actually staying up, or even being able to set it up by myself. Well, I was wrong. The poles worked out great, and weight very little for what they are. I had them tied down very tight any they did not bend. They even survived a HUGE windstorm. I would recommend them and would recommend even buying a third one for different tarp setups.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tyler Schumacher on September 1, 2013
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I bought one of these along with an adjustable Kelty pole. The adjustable one is beefy and strong and held up our large Kelty tarp with no problems. This pole, however, bent within the first few hours of moderate winds. Don't waste your time on this one and spend the extra bucks for the adjustable pole.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Whitcher on October 2, 2013
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If I were to order these again, I'd probably go with the adjustable version, to get a little extra length. I use these to support a 12' Noah's tarp, for use as a dining fly when our family goes camping. Since the noah's tarp has curved edges and seams, it hangs lower in the middle than at the ends. For a 6' tall guy and his 5'10" wife, this makes the fly too low to stand under except right at the edges. I'll probably end up ordering 2 of the adjustable poles as well, and using some combination of the 4 to put up the fly in the future, depending on local terrain. Other than that, the poles are great.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Haines on August 25, 2013
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As some of the other reviews note, these do bend under pressure, and there is no effective way to straighten them again. If you are setting up your tarp and need a pole that can handle pressure, use something stronger, like the adjustable length pole also from Kelty. The problem is that with wind, the large Kelty tarp can exert fierce downward pressure on a pole. So use this pole only for light duty.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Santi on April 17, 2013
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This is a solid product, comes apart easily when you want it to and can withstand the load when set. We use 6 with our Kelty tarp and have experienced no challenges whatsoever with the poles
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LikeMyDogs on August 16, 2012
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Purchased a pair of these for a kelty tarp. posted them up on a beach with an approaching tropical storm with some very strong gusts. They held without a single complaint. Strong and light, whats not to love?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MR on January 1, 2014
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And let's face it, rain is always a threat on an extended camping trip. First had the opportunity to use one of these (with a dining fly/tarp) on an 8 night, summertime, excursion deep into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), where it seemed to want to storm every 3rd afternoon. This pole can also be used upside down if your tarp doesn't have grommet hole in it. This pole, along with a proper tarp, and 4 or 5, 25ft lengths of paracord can create a very stable shelter for cooking/eating under, during rain or sun.
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