Thanks for the info DemostiX.
I went and got an NX250 a few weeks ago, because you keep on recommending them. I went to HF and got the poles on sale for $8 & $6.
I put the shock cords on both ends with cord locks. I hated the rope, so I made a couple of whoopies with rings. I used a purple ring & biner for the head end and blue ones for the tail (I didn't have any green).
The only issue so far is if I've stuffed the pockets with clothes (OK, balled up, not folded flat), it actually causes air gaps between the Incubator UQ and the body, which leave cold spots.
I didn't have the HF poles at the time of this photo, but as you said, put a 12" on the outside of each end of a 33" and they'll arch fine & still fit. My original poles measured out to about 51" overall.
Last edited by Boomer; 02-22-2013 at 15:07..