48" Carbon Fiber Tent Pole

61 reviews
$29.95 Weight 2.6 oz / 74.0 g

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I've been impressed with their combination of very lightweight, excellent build quality and utility. I often use trekking poles, but when I don't these work very well. I highly recommend them.

– William H., ★★★★★

These ultralight carbon fiber tent poles are the perfect substitute for setting up our tents if you do not use trekking poles. The 48” size works with our Plexamid (uses 1), Duplex (uses 2) and Triplex (uses 2) tents.

We also have a 32" Carbon Fiber Tent Pole for propping up the head and foot ends of your tent.

  • Our tent poles are made from high-quality wrapped carbon fiber tubing with internal carbon ferrules. The tubes are stiff and have a high strength to weight ratio.

  • Straight tent poles are an alternative way to pitch tents and tarps that are designed to be set up with trekking poles. This carbon is rigid, unlike dome-style tent poles.

  • The poles are cut to fold flush with equal length sections. They are bound together with shock cord. The ends have vinyl end caps.

  • Our poles have a short folded length, which makes them easy to pack up with your tent (in a tent pole sack).

  • If you want to use these with a tarp, or on an exterior tent pull out, you might want a trekking pole cup to hold it in place.

  • If you want to keep your poles organized or protect your tent fabric from the pole(s), add our Tent Pole Sack.

  • We do not do any carbon cutting, but you can cut these down yourself with a hacksaw or rotary saw. Just cut off the end and replace the vinyl end cap.

  • All Zpacks gear has a two-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.

Length: 48" (122 cm)

Outer Diameter: .433" (11 mm)

Folded Length: 11.25" (28.5 cm)

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Molly W.
United States

Great - lightweight and strong

I bought two of these for my Duplex tent and they work perfectly! I use fixed length carbon fiber hiking poles and debated buying adjustable poles to use for hiking and the tent - in the end the weight was similar for either and I decided to buy these. I much prefer having my tent pitched while taking day hikes. It’s easier to store my big pack and other items inside while I’m away from camp.

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danielle l.
Canada Canada

Super light poles

I have not used my carbon fiber tent poles yet, but I am sure they will do just great. Thank you for your good service.

Scott S.
United States United States

Lovely Tent Pole

This was purchased to replace a broken tent pole. This new tent pole prevented the tent from falling down in the middle of the night. And it was beautiful, glistening in the sun against the backdrop of the mountains! Not cheap, but performed much better than a stick.

Zpacks 48 Carbon Fiber Tent Pole Review
Roger K.
United States United States

Light weight, sturdy

I bought these poles to use instead of trekking poles during a 3 day bike ride. They fit perfect and, like my Duplex itself, were extremely light. Very compatible and broke down to roughly four 1' sections. I was hesitant in the purchase because a few reviewers spoke of splintering in the material. They've only been used a few times but I haven't experienced that yet.

jay b.
United States United States

Carbon tent pole 48 inch

Zpack's products are hard to beat for quality and light weight. Re-sale value is also good. As light as the products are I have a hard time wearing them out. Thanks, Zpacks.