6.4" Carbon Fiber Stake

12 reviews
$3.50 Weight 0.22 oz / 6.2 g


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Increased surface area make these Carbon Fiber Stakes a great choice for soft terrain. Made with a Carbon Fiber shaft with a metal tip and metal end cap, these stakes have the best holding power to weight ratio of any of the stakes we carry. These stakes have an orange cord through the end to make them easy to see and easy to pull out of the ground.

The thick diameter allows them to grip the ground better than thin titanium. These are excellent in loose soil, and they have also proven to be very functional in typical dirt. On packed ground or on bedrock lay them sideways and anchor with rocks.

These are the only stakes that can reliably be carried through airport security. We have carried these stakes through US airport security a dozen times with no issues. Our experience with metal stakes is they are confiscated about half the time. Please report if you have any trouble with these.

Weight: .22 ounces (6.2 grams)

Length: 6 3/8 inches (16 cm)

Diameter: 7.5 mm

Material: Carbon fiber with metal tips

Holding Power: Better

Bend Resistance: Better

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.

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.

The carbon shafts are very strong and cannot be bent, but if they are stressed excessively they can snap. The metal tips are bonded in place but it is possible for them to come unglued. It is not a bad idea to have a tiny tube of super glue in your gear repair kit.

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.

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HE
03/17/2020
Holger E.
Germany Germany
Very light but also very fragile

The stakes are very light but I broke one on first use with my Duplex, but probably at my fault. For the stakes at the ridge I now use heavier ones made of aluminium, which bend and do not break...

MT
03/06/2020
Mr. Tom Crehan TCB Dentures
New Zealand New Zealand
Tent pegs

Great, reliable, light weight tent pegs. Perfect for my Zpacks tent.

AH
02/03/2020
Ari H.
United States United States
ultra light stakes

These carbon fiber stakes are great. They have good holding power and are very light. They are not meant for supper hard ground where you have to hammer them in.

WD
01/05/2020
WAYNE D.
United States United States
Lightweight!

Good, lightweight and solid stake!

S
01/01/2020
Shawn
United States United States
Lightweight

Got a set to use with the Duplex. Nice and very light. I followed instructions for use. Worked great considering every place I tented on the AT had some degree of rocks. One did break in typically rocky soil on the AT while depressing with my foot losing the bottom half but it actually still worked after that. Just need to be careful using in rocky soil.