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Best Use Backpacking
Material(s) Aluminum Easton
Dimensions 6 inches
Weight 0.35 ounce
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good idea!!! I finally did it. I've committed to paying almost three dollars a piece for tent stakes. I used these in many different soil conditions and they performed well in all of them. Where these exceled for me was on the hard packed ground in the Boundary waters canoe area. All the people I was with told me I was insane spending that much on stakes. I got the last laugh though as my tent was the only one that was securely held in place. If your sleeping on hard soil these will work well for you. Grab a rock and smash them down and you have no more worries. Just make sure the little string is tied tight to pull them back out
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased I have been using these stakes for several years (approximately six years) and have had no problems with their performance. I used them with my backpacking tent and have never had a problem with them coming out of the ground. I have converted to hammock camping and now use them with my hammock tarp. They go into the ground easily. I usually push them in with my boot. I have never had the stakes come out of the ground in windy weather and they have always held very well. I just purchased another tarp for my hammock and need a couple more stakes. I will be buying more of these.
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stakes You can't see but the stake is three-sided not two-sided or four-sided. There aren't any sharp or pointy edges that you can trip over (think Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 Tent Stakes). We used them in high-damaging winds in Texas with an extreme wind advisory and the 5 stakes we used on each the REI Half-Dome and the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 Tent held down the tents in rocky/sandy ground without a problem. They go in fairly easy and come out with just a couple of kicks. I really liked the BA stakes, but these stakes outshined them, they were easy to find because of the color, light-weight, and simple to use.
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior tent stake I have over 30 years backpacking experience. I have no professional ties to REI or MSR and I am not receiving any compensation in any way from this. Contrary to another reviewer, I find these tent stakes to be superior to many others I've tried or that have come with purchased tents. I have never had these get pulled out simply by a rainfly in any wind up to 15 mph. But then, I also ensure that I stick them into the ground at an angle that ensures they get the best resistance to a sideways pull. I can not explain how another's experiences were, but I can assure that these little stakes are surprisingly very lightweight and definitely strong. The third side of the "Y" beam design is a huge and obvious plus compared to other stakes not incorporating the third beam.
Date published: 2012-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Softy great for soft ground like a lawn or a beach. I've taken them on the trail and they snapped as I tried hammering them in. I also carry regular sized groundhogs and those can take a pounding. I recommend if you plan on going to go where there's soft ground.
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OK in good soil Mini stake broke when trying to drive into frozen soil. Hitting it with a rock to drive can break off the head. OK if you can push it into dirt. Not recommended for frozen, hard or rocky soil. The slightly larger ground hog stake is much more durable.
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great stake for my needs. I wanted the lightest stakes I could find without dropping the money on titanium; these fit the bill. They always hold, have withstood beating them into soil with rocks numerous times, and only show light wear. The cord is reflective. Good buy.
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great - but a little painful I was initially skeptical about these stakes because they are shorter than my normal stakes. But in the hard soil I find in the Great Smoky Moutains, they worked great. My only complaint is that they hurt my hand trying to push them into the firm soil. You wind up having to find a rock or something to put between you and the stake to push them into the soil. It would be worth the minor increase in weight if MSR would modify the head so that it was a flat round surface rather than a "Y" that gets impressioned on your hand.
Date published: 2012-11-13
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