Craig Wisner

Trekking Pole Connector

I was looking for a simple way connect my trekking poles to pitch my Shangri La 3.

I used:
18″ of 1″ tubular webbing (get it at a climbing shop)
2 double-sided hook and loop wraps
pole connector

Insert pole tips into the tubular webbing (the bite of the carbide tip on the nylon holds it really well).
connector2

Wrap ends tight.
connector 3

I can place 100lbs of body weight on this easy…I’m pretty sure the poles will break before the connection fails.
Everything weighs just under 0.8 oz.
I tried it with a shorter length of webbing, but 18″ seems the minimum necessary to keep the poles from bending at the connection under heavy pressure.

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