- Jan 23, 2015
I've owned a pair of Komperdell Carbon Fiber trekking poles for some time and they are one of my most prized possessions. Light and yet strong, they've held up really well. Recently, I decided to replace my fairly heavy (for solo use) 2 person freestanding tent with a lighter one and became really intrigued by the Easton Kilo Carbon 2p. Well, its not fully freestanding but is more freestanding than my other solo backpacking tent that sets up with trekking poles and should still work well for the conditions I'd choose to have a freestanding tent. I wonder about the carbon fiber poles, though, as they are quite skinny. Does anyone have experience with the Easton carbon poles or other carbon tent poles? How well have they held up? I'm sure they are quite strong when pitched but do they require some extra care storing or carrying them? I tend to pack my tent poles separately from the tent body but in this case I'm thinking maybe I should roll them up in the tent to help protect them.