Want to pitch a bell tent without long guy lines taking up your camp space? You need some Short Guy Poles!
Trying to fit a bell tent into a limited space at a campground or festival by shortening the guy lines and staking them closer to the tent than recommended changes the angle of the canvas and the tension on the tent. Cheating on guy line placement puts extra strain on the poles and can cause the peak to rip out, seams to pull, the canopy to baffle in the wind, and rain to run off into your tent.
Roughly 2 feet long, these powder coated steal poles securely hold the guy line just beyond the eve at the correct angle and allow you stake your guy line just a foot away from the tent.
SGP’s have a smooth plastic notch on the top to hold the guy line securely without cutting or wearing on the rope. A hard plastic spike is inset into the bottom of the pole to provide traction on the ground and prevent slipping. The rounded cone shaped design of the traction spike allows the pole to be adjusted without bending it as you slide the top notch up or down the guy line, in order to fine tune the angle of the eave for proper rain runoff and prevent water from pooling.
Every set of Short Guy Poles includes a custom carry bag and 14 poles, enough for any size Sibley.
Short Guy Poles enable you to pitch a Sibley bell tent with shortened guy lines. Using these Guy Poles does not complicate maintaining a proper angle and tension. The SGP's are easy to use and ensure a solid pitch. The changes of tripping over guy lines are minimized as these can be as short as 50 cm.