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Randy Nelson
(rlnunix) - F - M

Locale: Rockies
Anyone use trekking poles with a Golite Shangri-la 3? on 04/15/2011 20:38:09 MDT Print View

Does anyone use trekking poles with a Golite Shangri-la 3? The pole that comes with it is pretty heavy so I was thinking of using trekking poles with a joiner of some kind. If you do, how has it held up in the wind? Thanks.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Anyone use trekking poles with a Golite Shangri-la 3? on 04/15/2011 21:01:14 MDT Print View

I love this shelter, very versatile.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=17864


And a ShangriLa 3 hex to duomid mod:
http://sweepingthegarden.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/golite-shangri-la-3-hex-to-mid-conversion/

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Anyone use trekking poles with a Golite Shangri-la 3?" on 04/15/2011 21:02:37 MDT Print View

Randy,

Check this out, this is courtesy of BPL member Craig Wisner, off his blog:

Golite SL3 Trekking Pole Connector

*edit, nm, sorry, late post, straight from the source!

Edited by Eugeneius on 04/15/2011 21:03:50 MDT.

Randy Nelson
(rlnunix) - F - M

Locale: Rockies
SL3 on 04/15/2011 21:14:07 MDT Print View

Great. Thanks very much!

Andy F
(AndyF) - M

Locale: Midwest/Midatlantic
Re: Anyone use trekking poles with a Golite Shangri-la 3? on 04/15/2011 21:22:49 MDT Print View

When I had an SL3, I purchased an extra trekking pole lower section which I sawed off to around 8 inches in length (around 0.7 oz) to join the two poles together. It made for a very solid pole and simple connection, but I'd still want the stock pole in a wind over 40 mph or so.

Edited by AndyF on 04/16/2011 10:21:43 MDT.

John Devitt
(cabana) - MLife

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Anyone use trekking poles with a Golite Shangri-la 3? on 04/16/2011 09:32:17 MDT Print View

I bought a hiking pole extension with my Hex 2. I used it with my SL-3 as well with good results. One can be made or purchased from a varity of materials.It is reall just thin walled tubbing with a plactic cap in one end to protect the apex of the tent.
Regards,
John

pack nwcurt
(curtpeterson) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Anyone use trekking poles with a Golite Shangri-la 3 on 04/16/2011 10:03:00 MDT Print View

I've used the extender (1 ounce or so?) with a trekking pole in winds that gusted at least to 40 or 50. We get a lot of windstorms here and we're pretty good at judging the speed. The Hex 3 was great. That was just with the perimeter staked, too. A trekking pole center that is also guyed from the peak on the outside would plenty strong. I've never used the stock pole. Way overkill in my opinion.

Jeff LaVista
(LaVista) - F
Shangri-la 3 experience on 04/16/2011 10:22:45 MDT Print View

For fair weather/no wind use I find that I can setup fine using only one trekking pole. I have Leki's that open to 145cm I think. If It was raining out but the air mostly still I would probably setup with 1 pole just to get the structure up and our gear out of the rain while my hiking partner lashes his set together for a taller more roomier pitch.

Has anybody had any luck with lightening their shangri-la tarp? I was thinking about removing the three plastic "battens" that hold the top vents open (less for weight and more so that I can stuff the tent better), as well as removing the 1" strap tie-outs & plastic triglides, and replacing them with some lightweight line-locs & cords. I think I can get the tarp weight under 20oz.

Aaron Benson
(AaronMB) - F

Locale: Central Valley California
GL SL 3 and poles on 04/16/2011 12:22:58 MDT Print View

Indeed, the stock pole is a bit heavy. I like its strength and simplicity but not the weight.

I already use trekking poles, so I made a pole adapter similar to the one Eugene linked to above; it works great and it's only about .6oz. As far as durability - after a few nights, "so far so good." I made two adapters and will be bringing both for a while, just in case. 1.2oz for two adapters sure beats that pole weight.

I also thought about removing the [sewn in] plastic stays that shape the vents. It certainly would make packing a little easier while dropping a wee-bit of weight. Perhaps a strand or two of weed-eater cable could be slipped in when needs be; perhaps two little pockets, if you will, could be attached/sewn in, on each side of the vent, for the purpose of "holding" a little stick that would prop the vent(s) open.

Rob St. John
(robstjohn) - F

Locale: American Intermountain West
trek pole extension on 10/13/2012 07:43:18 MDT Print View

I have been using a length of polyethylene water tubing with a crutch or chair leg rubber on the bottom. The trek pole point goes inside the tubing. It is light, very inexpensive at the Re-Store, and works great. I am a one trek pole person so a system that hooks two together isn't for me. I am scouting for a chunk of aluminium ski pole that I can cut and stick the end of the trek pole in and add the rubber bottom, but haven't come across one that meets my price point yet.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: trek pole extension on 10/13/2012 09:51:36 MDT Print View

You can buy plain aluminum tubing at Home Depot and add a plastic cap to one end. The question is how wobbly the fit to the point of the trekking pole would be.

You could use larger diameter tubing that would slip all the way over the basket mount and put a cotter key or screw through the extension to form a stop.

That connector using tubular webbing and Velcro straps is just pure genius, not to mention the Mid conversion.

Heath Poulter
(antitrust311)

Locale: Southwest
Re Trekking pole Connector on 01/13/2014 07:34:50 MST Print View

Craig, all,
I recently purchased a Shangri La 3 for my wife and I to use in Yellowstone and I saw this modification. I have purchased all the components necessary and I was wondering if you guys are still using this mod and if so what is the longterm prognosis of it? I don't want to be in the backcountry for 4-5 days and have to worry about my tent collapsing on me but this mod makes the tent with nest 3.5lbs for the wife and I and that is stellar for a two person tent that has 59sqft of floor space and ample headroom.

Paul Hatfield
(clear_blue_skies) - F
Golite Shangri La 3/Hex 3 Owners thread on 01/13/2014 11:55:12 MST Print View

Lot's of people use trekking poles with Golite Shangri-la 3 by either connecting the two poles together with a webbing sleeve or by using an aluminum center section.

Tons of info here:

Golite Shangri La 3/Hex 3 Owners thread
http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/forum/gear/golite-shangri-la-3/hex-3-owners-thread/30212.html

Paul Hatfield
(clear_blue_skies) - F
Rutalocura carbon fiber pole on 01/13/2014 11:58:16 MST Print View

You can also go with a standalone carbon fiber center pole from Rutalocura
http://www.rutalocura.com/Tent_Poles.html

Heath Poulter
(antitrust311)

Locale: Southwest
Re on 01/13/2014 12:02:03 MST Print View

I tried the tubular webbing and velcro straps in my yard this morning and the velcro straps broke in minutes and the whole thing seemed pretty wobbly. What length of carbon fiber pole would I need/want?

Martin Rye
(rye1966) - F

Locale: UK
Trekking poles with a Golite Shangri-la 3 on 01/13/2014 12:29:24 MST Print View

I use a joiner that connects the poles fine and is strong. LINK:http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/shelter-accessories/YA101.html

You can see it in the photo at a windy exposed camp.SL3SL3 2

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
Re: Re on 01/13/2014 12:58:26 MST Print View

Two voile ski straps are my preference for this application. Double wrap each one, get the pole height set, then tighten the straps quite a bit.

Heath Poulter
(antitrust311)

Locale: Southwest
Re Trekking pole Joiner on 01/13/2014 12:59:50 MST Print View

I emailed those guys awhile back and they said that this won't work with the Black Diamond carbon cork trekking poles I have

Paul Hatfield
(clear_blue_skies) - F
Re: Re on 01/13/2014 13:34:36 MST Print View

> I tried the tubular webbing and velcro straps in my yard this morning
> and the velcro straps broke in minutes and the whole thing seemed
> pretty wobbly.

I've never tried it myself, but I think it should be very sturdy with enough wraps of webbing.

Heath Poulter
(antitrust311)

Locale: Southwest
Re on 01/13/2014 14:22:31 MST Print View

Yeah after it being so wobbly and the velcro strap breaking with minimal force being applied I have zero faith in this and will be looking at other solutions like the carbon fiber pole. Especially since it would save me 8 ounces over the aluminum pole that normally ships with the tent.