Handy kit brings new life to lightweight, shock-corded fiberglass tent poles
Kit provides what you need to fix or renew poles
Includes 45' of elastic shock cord, 30'' of installation wire, six washers, and instructions
Get more life out of your handy backpacking tent with the Texsport® Shock Cord Repair Kit. This convenient fix-it kit helps you repair those handy, lightweight, shock-corded fiberglass tent poles when the cords snap or lose their elasticity. Kit comes with 45' of elastic shock cord, 30'' of installation wire, six washers to secure the shock cord, and instructions.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 29ford Just what I needed
Better installation than provided roll of stiff wire....Use your shop vac to suck a section of thread longer that the fiberglass pole when assembled through all or part of the flexible pole. be certain to tie off the bitter end so you don't have to retrieve it from the vacuum canister! Tie the thread on the end of the bungee cord and pull it back through..........the rest of the provided directions worked well.
September 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TooHarry good stuff
This was the perfect kit to renew the old shock cord on my 30 year old dome tent. Easy to run throught the fiberglass rods. Not too small, not too big. I didn't use the wire to push the cord through (too hard to use). I just pushed it through by hand. I set the tension with an ounce scale (kind of like a fish scale for 3 lb fish). I set it to 18oz pull for a 12 ft long pole. Then tie off and cut. Then string the next pole. perfect!
May 31, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by BigBob28 How to Install.
Pretty standard shock cord. The amount given is more than some kits and was more than enough to redo all poles on my 3 pole 4 man tent.
How to install:
The best way to install this is to tie the cord to a piece of small diameter nylon line about 15' long. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck the line trough a tent pole. Keep doing that until you have the line through all the tent poles. This is much easier than the method suggested in the directions.
September 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by rore handy kit
I couldn't find this type of repair kit anywhere. It was just what I needed to fix some tent poles. Great price and I even have enough left over for another repair if needed.
September 4, 2010