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December 2014 - Welcome to ZPacks!

Need your order right away? The following new Tents and Sleeping Bags are In Stock, we also have several backpacks and other items in our Bargain Bin.

Most accessory items are in stock and are shipping in a day or two. Larger items are shipping in 2-3 weeks. If you need your order to be delivered by a certain date please email us after you order and we will schedule accordingly if possible. All ZPacks gear is made for you right here in our US workshop.
Carbon Fiber Tent Poles


These tent poles are made from high quality wrapped carbon fiber tubing. The tubes are stiff and have a high strength to weight ratio making them ideal for ultra light tent poles.

The poles are cut into equal length sections and are bound together with 1/16" shock cord. The ends have vinyl end caps. The poles each fold to 12" or less for easy packing.

Our newest poles have several improvements. The longer 48" and 52" poles now have double thick internal ferrules to prevent them from snapping in high winds, and each side of each joint is wrapped with non-stretching Cuben Fiber tape to prevent splits.

If you want to use these with a tarp, or on an exterior tent pull out, you might want a tent pole cup to hold it in place.


Length:  22", 32", 48", and 52" lengths available.

22 inches (56 cm) = .6 ounces (17 grams)
32 inches (81.3 cm) = .95 ounces (27 grams)
48 inches (122 cm) = 2.2 ounces (62 grams)
52 inches (132 cm) =  2.3 ounces (65 grams)

Outside Diameter Long Poles: .352 inches (9 mm)
Outside Diameter Short Poles: .292 inches (7.4 mm)
Material: Wrapped carbon fiber tubing w/ internal carbon ferrules.
Folded Length: 12 inches (30.5 cm) or less.

A Hexamid Solo takes a single 48" (122 cm) pole.
A Hexamid Solo-Plus takes a single 52" (132 cm) pole.
A Hexamid Twin takes a 48" (122 cm) main pole and a 32" (82 cm) back pole.

A Solplex takes a 48" (122 cm) main pole and a 32" (82 cm) back pole.
A Duplex takes two 48" (122 cm) poles
A Triplex takes two 48" (122 cm) poles

Carbon Fiber Tent Poles

Tent Pole Sack:

You can add a stuff sack to keep your poles organized and protect your tent fabric from the pole. The sack is made from black 1 oz/sqyd Cuben Fiber and is 2.5" wide by 14" long. Fold the top down over your tent poles and use the shock cord draw string to keep them snug like a rubber band. A longer, wider pole sack for other brand poles is also available on the stuff sacks page.
Tent Pole Sack
(2.5" x 14")
.1 oz. / 3 grams
Buy small cuben fiber stuff sack

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Stuff sack sold separately:

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Otherwise shipping is just $3.95 in the U.S., $15.95 Internationally and up.

Please send us an email with any questions!

Who we are:
Joe Valesko founded ZPacks in 2005. He designed and tested all the gear, and has thru-hiked over 9,600 long distance miles including the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Te Araroa Trail, and TGOC Scotland. Joe is available to answer any questions about gear recommendations, sizing, trail info, or anything requiring an experienced opinion.

Matt Favero receives your orders, oversees production at our shop, and ships out your orders. He has hiked much of the Florida Trail, parts of the AT, and TGOC Scotland. Matt handles most routine emails about your order. We love feedback and suggestions about our gear!

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