Trekking Pole Cup
Need a lift? These fabric cups make it easy to prop up the head or foot of your shelter for more space. You can use a trekking pole with the handle up (out of the mud), or a tent pole, or a stick. The cup catches your pole handle, or tent pole tip securely and without any hassle.
- trekking pole
Easy to use and works great at expanding the head room in the Triplex Tent. I used one cup for each side of the tent, and then tied both pullouts per side to the one cup, using one piece of a very lightweight cord going from one pullout, through the trekking pole cup loop with an extra wrap for some friction, and then on to the second pullout.I tied the cord to the pullouts at the Lineloc3 where the webbing was attached so as not to interfere with the LineLoc3 operation in case I ever want to use it with the standard 2mm dyneema cord. A 2mm dyneema cord then goes through the cup’s Lineloc3 to a stake for tensioning. I also bought the 18” carbon fiber poles to use with the cups which works well, but the cup also worked well with a 1/2” diameter stick I picked up which I broke to an 18” length. I will leave the cups permanently attached to the tent. I can still use it without the poles and just run the cup straight to a stake, although it won’t add much head room without a pole.
This totally help pull up and out the side walls to give more space in foot and head area.
Added these to the head and foot guy lines on my Duplex for a lift and love the additional head and foot room! Super light and highly recommend.
For the price & weight these cups along with either my second hiking pole or the 32” carbon fiber pole zpacks also sells, which I also bought, provide nice additional room in both the head & foot. I watched many plexamid reviews & none did justice to the additional clearance. I’m very happy to have those options.