Re: Stephenson tent poles
- I used Stephenson poles for a tent I designed myself and experienced
pole failure. The problem ocures as the result of nicking the edge
of the pole during assemble. I spoke with Jack about the problem and
thers's a simple solution. You can obtain an inner sleeve and outer
sleeve combination form Jack to reinforce the ends. I guess the
other solution fell upon myself, handle those poles with care. I
haven't had any problems with my poles on my homemade 2R.
--- In BackpackGearTest@y..., David Spellman <david@i...> wrote:
> Dang good question. I've got two of his tents, but I haven't had any
> glitches yet, so I can't really comment. On the other hand, because
> the cost of the tents, I tend not to be careless around them. The
> silnylon is pretty tough, but I've seen otherwise extremely sturdy
> 4-season tents sliced wide open by a careless shovel in the winter.
> BackpackGearTest@y... wrote:
> > I'd be very interested to hear people's experience with
Stephenson tent poles, specifically the pole sleeves. We once owned
a late 1970's model & found that the pole sleeves tended to tear if
one got the least bit careless in assembling them. (the aluminum
tore like heavy-duty aluminum foil). Has Jack improved this aspect
of the product?
> > Christine