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Rated5out of5byTrev302fromWill take a beatingI've driven these into the frozen ground. I took them on a 3 month backpacking trip, not one bent or broke. You can't ask for much more in a tent stake.
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated5out of5byJondafromBest everWe've been using these stakes over 3 years - 60+ tent sets and never had one fail. Light weight and strong, the reflective pulls are easy to see (no more stubbing toes @ night) and the shape makes removal relatively easy.
Date published: 2014-02-23
Rated3out of5byAtotheronfromFragileNot impressed with thier durability. These came with my MSR Hubba tent. First time using them the head snapped off. The neck is too thin for driving these into dense soil. The others are getting pretty worn down too after only a few days of use in the Utah desert.
Inexpensive enough to replace, but I would pick up some titanium stakes if you have the chance.
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated5out of5byMattOfromUse these with all my tentsI've replaced all the flimsy aluminum shepherd's hook-style stakes that came with my tents with MSR Ground Hogs. These stakes can take a beating without bending.
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated4out of5byskyriderncfromtakes a beating and doesn't bendAfter bending numerous stakes that came with tents and other gear I started using these. I have yet to bend one. Now I have replaced all my other stakes with these. They are expensive but they do the job.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated5out of5byBrandon HinkerfromThese are awesomeThese are awesome stakes. I plan on buying more!!! So much better than the stakes that are sold with the tents.
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated3out of5byOdin63fromCAUTIONIf you buy this, PAY ATTENTION. There are at least two versions of this stake, one with straight vane Y construction and one with thinner curved vane construction (no, I don't mean the 6-inch mini). I am not sure which is the newer version, though I guess it is the curved vane style. AVOID the ones with the curved vanes. You want the straight vane version. The curved vanes are thinner and collapse more easily (I have bent them with thumb pressure). When driving either version in, be wary. If you use your boot or hit the head wrong, you can bend/break the top off. Even the full-sized Ground Hog is still a light duty stake -- no heavy loads. Also, you will probably want to re-tie the knots in the pull cords. They are just overhand knots and are often loose. Take the time to use a figure-8 knot.
Date published: 2013-05-31
Rated5out of5byHiker FanfromGreat Tent Stake!I have similar stakes that came with a tent that I own, and after acquiring a new car camping tent recently, I decided to upgrade the stakes that were supplied with the new tent. I have used the MSR Ground Hog Stakes on 4 trips so far and they have held up well. They work well in all kinds of soil from lightly packed to hard-packed soil Overall I like the design. The corded loop makes for easier removal, but stake removal can be difficult when the stakes are hammered into hard-packed soil no matter what stake you are using. So far I would recommend these stakes for use with small car camping and backpacking tents.
Date published: 2013-05-01
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