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We have the trout lake 4. It has stood up to some c*** in Scotland. 50 odd mile/hour gusts and it shrugged them off. So I would say the poles are up to the job. They are not made any more but I suppose you could contact Outwell and see how helpful they were if you did need new ones.
The only problem we've had with ours is a tiny strip of fabric failing to be waterproof (under extreme provocation from Scottish summer rain!). I temporarily fixed the patch with lip balm but I believe there is a special cotton proofing product available which I will be taking with me next holiday.
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The alloy poles are pretty strong. As for spares, it is a discontinued model, you could try Scottish Mountain Gear as they handle Outwell spares.
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