Happy Camping Wharfie. Sorry I can't answer your question about the pole vs Occy strap but the pole is not likely to twang you in the face like the occy can. LOL
2003 Designer Legacy 3590RLTS
2011 Bullet 215RBS - Sold
2010 F250SD PSD SRW CC SB
Timbrens, Rand McNally 7710RVND and
Pullrite SuperGlide 2700.