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Ultralight Tent Stakes


Description:



Our stakes are made from the lightest weight materials like Titanium and Carbon fiber. A thicker, longer stake will usually hold the ground more securely, but they may also be heavier or tough to drive into compacted ground. The holding power of our stakes is ranked relative to each other.

Staking Tips:



Ultralight stakes in general should never be hammered or they could get bent or damaged. Hold your foot in both hands for stability, and guide the stake into the ground with your body weight. If the ground is too solid to drive in stakes, anchor them with rocks instead.

Non-Freestanding tents can be pitched just about anywhere with a little creativity. If the ground is too firm, wedge just the tip of your stakes in, and then anchor them with rocks. If you are camped above tree line on stone, wrap the guy lines around rocks to anchor them. On beach sand use rocks, driftwood, etc as anchors for the tent guy lines. On wooden tent platforms you can wedge the stakes between the boards, or use extra line to tie off to the ends of the platform. There is always a way to make it work if you use some imagination.

6 inch Orange Ultralight Titanium Tent Stakes



These are the lightest weight stakes you can get with reasonable holding power and durability. Titanium is very light and strong for its weight, but some care should be exercised to prevent bending. Thin stakes like these are easier to press into moderately firm soil compared to thicker stakes. You will want to use rocks to weigh them down in loose soil or in windy conditions.

They have an orange head to make them harder to lose.

Specifications:
Weight: .19 ounces / 5.4 grams each
Length: 6 inches / 15.24 cm
Diameter: 3 mm
Holding Power: Low

Price:

Single: $2.50
8 or more: $2.25 each

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6.5 inch Orange Tough Titanium Tent Stakes (Recommended!)



These stakes are a little longer and they are also thicker gauge titanium. They have a little more grip and are less susceptible to bending. It is still better to press them into the ground rather than hammering. Use rocks to anchor them in high wind.

They have an orange head to make them harder to lose.

Specifications:
Weight: .28 ounces / 8 grams each
Length: 6.5 inches / 16.5 cm
Diameter: 3.5 mm
Holding Power: Average

Price:
Single: $2.75
8 or more: $2.50 each

Quantity

6.4 inch Carbon Fiber Tent Stakes (Recommended!)



These stakes have the best holding power to weight ratio of any of the stakes we carry. They are made with a Carbon Fiber shaft with a metal tip and end cap. The thick diameter allows them to grip the ground better than thin titanium. These are excellent in loose soil, such as the sandy ground here in Florida, and they have also proven to be very functional in normal dirt like you would find on the US East Coast, for example on the Appalachian Trail.

The thick diameter can be harder to drive into compacted ground. Never hammer these. Hold your foot in both hands for stability and press the stakes into the ground at an angle. If you can't press them into the ground all the way, anchor them with rocks instead.

These are made in shop by ZPacks in cooperation with Ruta Locura. The metal tip and cap are super glued in place. They should not come out, but in the event that they do the easy fix is add super glue. If you are doing a thru-hike it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a tiny tube of super glue in your repair kit. All ZPacks gear is warrantied for a year and repairs are free.

Specifications:

Weight: .21 ounces / 6 grams each
Length: 6 3/8 inches / 16 cm
Diameter: 7.5 mm
Holding Power: Above Average

Price:
Single: $3.50
8 or more: $3.25 each

Quantity

6.25 inch Uncoated Titanium Stakes



These stakes are made in the USA by Lawson Equipment. This stake has a unique hook which puts the apex of the hook directly over the spine. This makes them a little easier to drive into the ground. They are comparable in strength to the 6 inch orange ultralight stakes above.

Specifications:
Weight: .23 ounces / 6.5 grams each
Length: 6.25 inches / 16 cm
Diameter: 3 mm
Holding Power: Low

Price:
Single: $2.75
8 or more: $2.50 each

Quantity

7 inch Burly Titanium Stakes



These stakes are made in the USA by Lawson Equipment. These are our thickest and longest straight Titanium stakes. The 4mm diameter titanium can withstand being driven into tough ground better, and the extra length gives a better hold. The apex of the hook is directly over the spine for straighter, easier driving.

Specifications:
Weight: .39 ounces / 11 grams each
Length: 7 inches / 18 cm
Diameter: 4 mm
Holding Power: Above Average

Price:
Single: $3.50
8 or more: $3.25 each

Quantity

6.25 inch Titanium V Stakes - For Wind / Snow / Sand



These V shaped stakes are made from ultra light and ultra strong titanium. They are designed to grip loose soil and they have a much stronger hold in the wind compared to the smaller stakes above. They can be driven into normal soil, or tie your guy lines to the center and use them as an anchor in snow or beach sand.

In windy territory you may want a full set. For normal conditions save weight with the thin stakes above, and maybe add just one or two of these for additional anchors on windy nights.

You can tie a piece of bright cord to the end to make these easier to see, and easier to pull out of the ground.

Carbon stakes are a good alternative to these at a lower weight, but these are stronger.

Specifications:
Weight: .34 ounces (9.6 grams)
Length: 6.25 inches / 15.88 cm
Width: 12 mm
Holding Power: Best

Price:
Single: $3.50
8 or more: $3.25 each

Quantity

Cuben Fiber Stake Sack



A stake sack will keep your stakes organized, and will also prevent them from puncturing your tent when packed.

This tent stake sack is made from strong 1.43 oz/sqyd Cuben Fiber to prevent punctures. Fold the top down over your stakes and use the elastic draw cord to keep them snug like a rubber band.  It will fit at least 14 of any of our stake sizes.

Specifications:
Dimensions: 2.75" wide x 9" tall (7 cm x 23 cm)
Weight: .09 oz. / 2.5 grams
Price: $5.45

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