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.
- Super light
- neon yellow
- color choice
- paint chips
Super light (7.8g) compared to the factory stakes that came with my tent which weighted in at 29.4g each! I have not used these yet but they are the same shape/design so I imagine they will work equally as well. My two complaints have to do with the red paint on them... - First, if you drop the stake on a hard surface, the paint chips off. It is not durable at all. - Secondly, the color choice is horrid. Red does not stand out against the grass and leaves. Especially if you are colorblind. The color needs to be something that doesn't occur in nature such as neon yellow or hot pink. I applied some yellow enamel paint I had laying around and they are MUCH more visible.