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  • Carbon fiber cores and stiff aluminum skins are lightweight and strong
  • Aluminum tips deliver lasting durability

Made in USA.

View all MSR Tent Stakes

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Best Use Backpacking
Material(s) Carbon fiber core / aluminum skin
Dimensions 6 inches
Weight (Each) 0.2 ounce
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light & Strong Very happy with these stakes. Very light and strong, penetrate hard ground well, long enough to gain purchase in soft soil.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best backpacking poles ever! These stakes are awesome. Super light (I barely notice them in my pack) but also the most durable stakes I've ever used. They've survived many adventures and aren't showing any noticeable signs of wear. A little more expensive than basic stakes but they'd still be a bargain at twice the price in my book. If you want a secure tent without the extra weight these are the only way to go! Nice work MSR.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Little Stakes I bought a dozen of these for my hammock system. They are amazingly light weight and perfect for backpacking. My buddies thought they were super cool! If you put them in the ground at a 60 degree angle, they hold like champs. I wish they came with a loop for easier removal, but it was easy to make my own with some 2mm utility cord. I also wish they came with a stuff sack. Even though the price put me in some sticker shock, I think they are worth it. Quality item.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, if used correctly. Picked these up and have taken them on two backpacking trips. Use your hand to get them in the ground or you risk breaking them. They if you need something more study get the full version of the ground hog.
Date published: 2015-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from light and strong great example of old saying, strong, light, cheap...pick 2. These are strong and light and well worth the $ -I look forward to using these for all my tents in all seasons for many many years to come
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Impressed I got these as a gift from my parents for a backpacking trip in the Grand Tetons. The second night as I put up my tent one of the stakes actually snapped in half trying to put it in the ground.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great in soft ground only These are great in soft ground where you can push them in by hand. If the ground is hard and you need to bash them in with a rock, then these aren't the stakes you want. I've stopped carrying them now in favour of something more versatile. Reliability should always trump weight.
Date published: 2015-10-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Need something to keep them in the ground I prefer ones with ridges that stay in the ground. I also prefer something that can take a little bit of abuse. These are light weight and that is a good thing.
Date published: 2016-01-21
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