6.5" Red Tough Titanium Tent Stake
Perfect for those hikers who need a little more strength and durability. These stakes are a little longer and thicker than our 6” ultralight titanium tent stakes. They have a little more grip and are less susceptible to bending. These stakes are easier to press into packed or frozen ground compared to larger stakes. Since these are ultralight stakes, It is better to press them into the ground rather than hammering. Use rocks to anchor them in high wind.
They have a red head, which makes them harder to lose.
Weight: .28 ounces (8 grams)
Length: 6.5 inches (16.5 cm)
Diameter: 3.5 mm
Material: Ultralight Titanium Holding
Bend Resistance: Good
Ultralight stakes in general should never be hammered in, because 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 the tip of your stakes in, and then anchor them with rocks. If you are camped above tree line on stone, wrap the guylines around rocks to anchor them. On beach sand use rocks, driftwood, etc as anchors for the tent guylines. 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 are many ways to make it work if you use your imagination.
I have used many different brands of titanium wire stakes and find these to be the best quality.
I've already used these a few times and they are working good. I like the dimensions, weight, and strength. No complaints.
I bought these to go with our new triplex. I used biggerxdtdkes for corners snd sides but these are perfect for the ends. And for those times we know we will have perfect soil and want to go ultra light.
These work well. I like the fact they have a red tip. Makes them easier to find. Also they are very sturdy
These are fantastically light and do great with frozen ground, where a thicker stake might have trouble getting through. However, I was hoping that the "Red Tough" moniker would mean they are more durable than other titanium hook stakes I've used. Unfortunately, I bent one on my first use, without even really pressing that hard. If you are going to be on soft ground, or hard ground with minimal rocks, these could be a good, lightweight option. However, I'd still bring a few heavier duty stakes just in case (which, of course, might totally defeat the purpose of having lightweight stakes...)