Twist Lock Tent Pole 1390 long, extend to 2340 mm, weight 500 grams
Twist Lock Tent Pole Large 1800 long, extend to 2900 mm, weight 900 grams
Australian made, heavy duty twist lock tent poles. Poles have patented peggable foot, and extended bent spigot.
Ideal for Oztents.. (RV5 needs long crab claws) The poles for the Oztent range of tents, I think are too short, and also a bit flimsy.. while the tent itself is very good, it can be really improved by using better poles such as these.. to use these twist lock poles though, or the Doble pole, you need to replace the eyelets in the awning, for larger ones, see the link at the bottom of the page. It’s easy to do, and I have done a video also showing how…
Shows the new stainless spigot, on the twist lock poles. Ribbed aluminium body, an excellent locking mechanism, and the long bent spigot.
See the difference of the bent spigot as opposed to a standard tent pole. The long bent spigot stops the wind blowing the awning of the top of the pole.. the bent spigot should be facing outwards away from the awning..
The long spigot can also be used in conjunction with the twist lock ‘crab claw’ . the crab claw would normally go under the canvas, I’ve put it on top here for a better view.
Ideal for Oztents..
You can see here the peggable foot on the twist lock pole, as opposed to the standard pole with just an end cap.. the peggable foot locates the base of the tent pole, stopping it lifting and moving in wind.. also in many cases, negates the need to have a rope (if used with spreader bars)
Australian designed and made, the peggable foot is very clever, and works incredibly well. Pivots for easy packaway..
Also the Oztent pole, has a locking mechanism, that can be very hard to undo.. I have had poles that I just can’t release.. they seem to lock on, and won’t let go.. the Drifta Twist lock poles though have a much better locking mechanism, and can be replaced if needed..
If the poles don’t ‘grab’ on when you twist them, very rare, but I have had it happen, you can separate the pole, and ‘open up’ the locking piece like shown (bend it straight, it won’t snap) .. then it’s right to put back together. It goes in a certain way, the thickest part fits in a small recess…
For the RV 5, the twist lock poles and crab claw are especially handy.. the new long crab claw is needed for along the front of the RV5 if you want to use spreader bars.
Keep your Oztent looking neat and tight, and to create a peak in the awning, to stop water pooling.
You can also use the aluminium twist lock poles for the awning of your camper. The long one I’m holding, and then use 3 standard poles.
The peggable foot is great here, and with crab claw spreader bars, you don’t need ropes !
The crab claw spreader bars clip in easily, so you don’t have to try to put the spreader bar over the top of the spigot, like in many poles.
Also can use them along the front of the awning as shown.
Ideal to combine with one of our tent pole bags.. holds about a dozen poles.
We’ve now made a long pole bag, to suit the new long twist lock poles.