Balancing Price, Durability and Weight with Backpacking Supplies
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Hey Folks: It's time to replace my shock cord on the Half Dome 2. It's old, probably ten plus years, and it's not a Half Dome 2 Plus. Can anyone advise on the appropriate gauge for the shock cord? Thank you!
@heyjudeseattle Thanks for reaching out!
The appropriate gauge of shock cord is 3mm for your tent. Here are a couple of threads that may be useful for you as you think about replacing your cord:
Hopefully this helps, thanks!
Thanks @REI-JohnJ that's really helpful. (And it IS a Half Dome Plus 2).
I'm using 1/8 shockcord. The poles are approximately 151" long (x2), so I purchased 29 feet, so I'd have plenty to spare in case of mistakes. Worse comes to worse, I'll make some extra tie downs.
As per the notes above, 1/8 shock cord was perfect. Instead of threading each pole individually as most online videos recommend, I did this instead:
Essentially, you're just using the old shock cord to thread the new cord. It took about ten minutes. I still labelled the sections, just in case it didn't work out. The only modestly tricky part was knot. A double fisherman's was too big, so I just kind of hacked up a sheet bend. These poles have ample diameter with the 1/8" shock cord, so that worked. Good luck!