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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Nemo Pentalite Review on 11/01/2011 13:42:24 MDT Print View

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Nemo Pentalite Review

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Nemo Pentalite Review on 11/01/2011 18:01:35 MDT Print View

Under 'design and features,' second sentence, says 'although it is free-standing....'

It's not a free-standing shelter, as the 'specifications' note.

Also, could you use your trekking poles as the center pole to reduce weight? I assume you could.

Edited by dtougas on 11/02/2011 13:14:20 MDT.

John Adams
(scsjohn) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Great Review on 11/02/2011 10:03:27 MDT Print View

Thanks for a great review.

Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Error corrected on 11/02/2011 13:14:31 MDT Print View

Nice catch, Doug! The error has been fixed.

Damien Tougas
(dtougas) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Gaspé Peninsula
Re: Re: Nemo Pentalite Review on 11/02/2011 13:14:42 MDT Print View

You are right Doug, that is an error. We will get that fixed!

Yes, you could use trekking poles as the center pole if you had a way to lash them together. We don't use trekking poles, so sometimes I forget about that.

Walter Underwood
(wunder) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Connecting trekking poles on 11/09/2011 11:32:11 MST Print View

Black Diamond makes a "pole link converter" to turn two trekking poles in to a bigger tent pole. Handy, but it does leave the points exposed on both ends, so you might want to carry rubber tips so you don't poke a hole in your tent. $5, 35g, but you'll probably have to order it and pay shipping. I've never seen these in stores.

http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/shop/mountain/shelters/pole-link-converter/

Or you can use the Ron Bell method with a few feet of guy line. I can't find a link to that right now. Roughly, you overlap the two poles, points down, then put a small loop over the point of the upper pole, thread the line through the strap of the lower pole, tie it off somehow (hmm, need to try this), then wrap the remaining line around the two poles.

Edited by wunder on 11/09/2011 11:37:02 MST.