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.
These are great light weight stakes with strength. Thin and pointy enough to quickly ********* hard earth and slip between cracks in rocks. They group together well so not to add bulk in the pack. Worth the price.
Awesome. Very easy to work into firm ground and dirt doesn’t stick to this stake like blade designs.
Light and strong, but may not be best for hard ground
I use 8 of these and the DCF stake sack for my Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo. They are very light and relatively strong. They are a little bit concerning when inserting into tough ground (feels like they might bend), so it might be a good idea to buy 2-4 of the stronger ones for high tension points. I use 2 of these as a part of my cooking system. I insert them in my windscreen to create a pot stand. They handle the heat well and cool quickly.
Be a bit careful not to bend them but they hold well
When there's a lot at stake...
Just used these on an eight day trip around the Wonderland Trail at Mt. Rainier park. They were fabulous! They slipped into the ground almost without effort, and they all held all night, every night. They were also easy enough to remove the next day without a problem. I liked them better than the angled titanium stakes as they were easier to get in and out and are also lighter. Some notes: We were using a Duplex tent for the trip, the ground was almost always nice an loamy, so I'd consider these about ideal conditions. I only brought eight stakes, and used the angled ones for the door sides. I think in that soil these stakes would have been plenty though, which impressed me. We had one night of drenching rain, and they still held firm and were easy to remove. The angled stakes could be pounded in, which might be a plus in some areas. I did see the angled titanium ones bend a little, however, and we never had that with these stakes. They also come with a gently rounded point which seems to make them easier to sink, and also makes them less likely to puncture your stake bag (or worse - your tent). The red seemed durable to me, but we were pretty careful with them. The red really did make it easier to see these on bare ground. Can't wait to use them again!