Just been to my local Go Outdoors shop and picked up a pole for £8.47!
I've been looking to replace the 4m pole which got broken by a gust of wind on the Isle of Mull last year
The pole at Go Outdoors is on sale at the moment and I was told by a member of GO staff that they're probably not going to stock them for much longer.
The pole collapses to 49cm and is 5m long when extended. I've been keeping an eye on these kinds of poles but the prices are very steep, you're talking in the region of £20 with delivery from online sources.
Not tried the pole out yet but it looks suspiciously similar to the Spirit of Air Pocket Pole in build style and quality (same far East manufacturer?).
Might be of interest to some.
73, Colin M1BUU