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Tent Poles Explained

If you’re wondering which tent poles come with your tent and what they are made of, keep reading and we’ll explain the technology behind the tent poles:

DAC Poles

All DAC poles are extruded 7001 aluminium alloy. DAC has created an exclusive derivative called TH72M; after heat treatment to T8 state, the finished TH72M alloy gives an excellent balance of strength and stiffness, ideally suited to the rigours of tent pole use.

DAC NFL is the lightest type of DAC pole. This is achieved by swaging both ends of the pole section. DAC Green Anodising used on NFL poles is a more environmentally friendly anodising process, achieved through water recycling and the choice of chemicals.

Terra Nova® Reflex Poles

Reflex poles are 7001 T6 extruded aluminium poles specified by Terra Nova Equipment and exclusive to Terra Nova®. The diameter of the pole is selected to suit each particular tent model. The colour-coded poles have pre-bent sections where appropriate, to suit stress conditions and superior anodising treatments, to reduce breakages and improve durability.

In independent tests, Reflex poles have been shown to outperform and outlast other poles, even in extreme conditions. The pole feet are removable, allowing repairs in the field and reducing corrosive splitting and the Dura Cord shock cord won’t wither in extreme conditions.

Superflex Poles

Superflex poles are 7001 T6 extruded aluminium poles for use in Wild Country® tents. The diameter of the pole is selected to suit each particular tent model. The colour-coded poles have pre-bent sections where appropriate, to suit stress conditions and superior anodising treatments which reduces breakages and improves durability.

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