Rated 1 out of 5 by FigsKids Disappointed
I purchased these poles last December 2013 to use with our King Pine Dome 6 person tent for a scouting event. Very flimsy design. We could have secured the awning by tying a rope around the trees; however, would not be an appropriate thing to do on a cub scout trip as we emphasize "leave no trace". I am extremely disappointed- we have owned this tent for several years and were waiting for the opportunity to enjoy the awning. .. Sure hope I can get our money back.
January 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bable Awning poles
The locking system for the poles didn't work and we spent 4 days of rainy camping weather fighting with them. Had to stick steak knives in them to get the poles to stay up...
Very poor quality.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScouterDave Extendable Tent Poles
Great Product - rugged and comes with everything ready for use.
Particularly liked the Hi visibility yellow para-cord rather than cheap polypropylene cord.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bert44 venting
Worked well with your dome tent giving great ventilation
May 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hocko Adjustable Tent/Awning Pole Set - Terrible Design
These adjustable poles do not retain a set lenght/height adjustment. One can initially fix the pole length, but with the least disturbance (light wind, passing butterfly etc.) the adjustment control releases and the poles telescope back into each other.
This is a very poorly conceived design, it is "made to fail"!
Secondarily other manufacturers of this item have a retail price of $9.50 ea, so for two that would be $19.00. Add to this 50 feet of paracute cord ~$4.00 and four plastic tent pegs ~$2.75) and you have a total of ~$25.75. Compare that to LLBeans price of $35.00 and there you have it - a totally unexceptable item at 30% more than comparable suppliers.
I have returned this item.
Why have I shopped at LLBean for over 40 years - I'm beginning to wonder!!
May 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
by Aderondackguy almost perfect
These Adjustable poles are very sturdy and operate as stated. They should hold up for years if taken care of. These are replacement poles because the first, after only a couple of uses oxydized and were almost impossible to extend. LL Bean replaced them and i coated them with a small amount of silicone and will do so every year so this will not happen again. Thanks LL Bean for your great guarentee. I will continue to shop with you.
September 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ken0 Adjustable tent/awning poles
My purpose for ordering these items is to use with a mesh awning attached to my shed to lower the effects of a very hot sun while using a table saw or other tools during the hotter part of the day. Although the poles were back ordered several times, they were worth waiting for and will be put to good use. They are very strong and should last several years...most likely will out last several awnings!
August 29, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Minnesotacamper Did not work
Poor quality-- never even got to use these on my Woodlands Screen House. Right out of the box, one of the two poles would not stay extended. The metal sleeve that grips the middle section of the pole to keep it up was too large (or the pole was too small.)
I returned these the same day I received them. I should have paid attention to the two previous poor reviews, and saved myself the hassle and $6.50 return charge.
March 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by tacticalbob Will get the job done!
I bought these for use on the awning of my King Pine 4 man tent. The awning is light so these poles are quite adquate for the job. To eliminate the corrosion/oxidation problem one reviewer mentioned, I sprayed all sections of both poles with polyurethane. I had a $10.00 certificate, so the price was right. So far, so good!
March 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by outdoorsmom2000 Not so good
I purchased these last summer to go with our screen house. The poles functioned properly and I really liked them but once it rained, they got super rusty! The cord that comes with is great, but I had to take this back : (
January 8, 2012