Atlas Tent Pole sets are stronger, lighter, more durable and easier to service. Mountain Hardwear partnered with tent pole engineer Frank Tehan and Yunan Aluminum to design this innovative system. The system uses the cold-forged Atlas floating connector to join two identical pole sections, eliminating the need for a swaged pole or fixed insert.
Most poles break at the insert or swage points (where pre-bent pole inserts meet straight pole sections.) The Mountain Hardwear Atlas Tapered Floating Connector better distributes the stress throughout the pole, reducing the potential for failure.
Atlas Scandium XL™ is a dual-diameter pole system specifically engineered for four-season expedition tents. Built with super-strong Scandium aluminum alloy and cold forged Atlas, the Atlas Scandium XL™ is 25% stronger than previous offerings without sacrificing flexibility or weight.
Yunan Scandium PF is a superlight, super-strong Yunan Scandium aluminum alloy with an impressive yield strength of 109,000 psi. Anodized for corrosion and dent resistance. Atlas 7001 UL Yunan poles are used in our Superlight tent series. Variable outer diameter design uses less material, saving weight. New UL floating connector is engineered for weight savings and consistent strength throughout the span of the pole. Additional weight is trimmed by use of Sub-Zero Shok cord.
Atlas 7001 Yunan poles are used in our Backpacking series. The Atlas 7001 poles are heat-treated aluminum alloy with a yield strength of 83,000 psi. Anodized for corrosion and dent resistance. All Atlas 7001 poles come with patented delrin Shok tips for durability and field service by hand.
7001 PF poles are used in our Camp series. The 7001 series offers heat-treated aluminum alloy with a yield strength of 83,000 psi. Anodized for corrosion and dent resistance.
Stronger, lighter, more durable tent poles