7" Super Sonic Stake
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: .44 ounces (12.5 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.
Good quick transaction as usual.
Worked well. I replaced some stock Black Diamond stakes that were trashed. Used them on a 3 day loop in RMNP. They are light, easy to push in with trail runners, and hold well.
Excellent quality for the cost and very sturdy.
Just set the tent up for the first time, super easy, love the room and the easy access. Ordered 12 Stakes looks like I will only need Eight in most weather. Can't wait to get this out on the trail...