Adjustable poles for GoLight SL2?
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Jan 23, 2012 at 10:26 am #1284553Dylan SnodgrassMember
@truenorthLocale: San Francisco, CA
I'm switching to using my GoLight SL2 for bike camping and can't seem to find any strong yet lightweight adjustable poles. Has anyone been through this dilemma and solved it? I have had less than stellar results backpacking with lightweight carbon hiking poles, SL2 and WIND. So I'm looking for something a little stronger. Thx!Jan 23, 2012 at 11:19 am #1828502David ChenaultBPL Member
@davecLocale: Queen City, MT
Ruta Locura (nee Ti Goat)? Pricey but seem strong and light.Jan 25, 2012 at 6:16 am #1829377Ben WortmanBPL Member
How about just standard aluminum hiking poles? You can find a set for under 20oz that would be very strong.Jan 25, 2012 at 8:57 am #1829443John S.BPL Member
Walmart sells aluminum Outdoor Products poles that have latchlocks (same as Black Diamond flicklocks), for about $27/pair.Jan 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm #1829670Carl UmlandBPL Member
@chumlandLocale: Pacific Crest Trail, mostly
My experience with my Ti-Goat poles and my SL-2 has been fine but haven't had any big blow downs or strong gusts recently. Once when we did, we were camped on Fobes saddle on the PCT and a strong gust blew through at 6 AM on the dot. It blew our SL-2 right off of us and had an abrupt wakeup call. The 3 stakes on the windward side launched like spears off into the chaparal somewhere while the leeward stakes still held fast. Thus I now always carry an MSR snow stake to use on the center stakeout on the windward side of the shelter and use it for a potty trowel too. For bicycle touring I carry a free standing REI Quarter Dome(Maybe that's why my panniers are so heavy).
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