7" Super Sonic Stake
Reliable, stays securely in ground. Peace of mind, especially in bad weather.
These Y-Beam stakes are the largest and strongest that we have. The 7-inch length and large diameter give them excellent holding power.
These are difficult to bend. They are strong enough to withstand being hammered or pounded with a rock, however the top end may get chewed up so we would still recommend avoiding hammering. If the ground is too firm, turn them sideways and anchor them with a rock.
These are bright blue, which makes them hard to lose. They have a cord on the end to make it easy to pull them out of the ground.
Weight: .56 ounces (16 grams) including the cord
Length: 7 inches (17.8 cm)
Diameter: 11.5 mm
Material: High grade aluminum
Holding Power: Best
Bend Resistance: Best
Ultralight stakes 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, you can 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.
Worked so well I ordered more!
Lovely light weight stiff stake that works very nicely in the hard pack here in AZ. As always great service and shipping from Zpacks. My Zpack Free Duo tent and sleeping back are the nicest outdoor products I've ever owned and used! The owner is a great communicator and you can see the passion this company has for their products and their outdoor adventures. Good Stuff!
7 inch super sonic stake
These things are nice! I always step on my stakes to get them in the ground and yes;I have bent a few each year... But i don't think i will bend these! I was pushing them in and hit rock a few times. Usually that's when i bend them as the foot slides out of alignment and leverage takes over. And this happened...but no bent stakes. I was pleasantly surprised...they are light and held really well. For sandier soil i just put rocks on top of them. I also decided to be nice to them and stopped stepping on them..now i beat them in with a rock, haha....They are holding up to that too! Nice!!
First time I used them was on a windy day and they performed very well. I like the tri-design which gives the stake more strength than a simple round stake.
Lots of condensation even with the doors open but dried out quickly. Got caught in a couple of big summer storms at altitude but stayed dry. Easy set and pack up.
Tent and sleeping bag
Customer service was excellent and products look and feel awesome. Heading into the sierras next week to try them out! Scott