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 fantastically light and do great with frozen ground, where a thicker stake might have trouble getting through. However, I was hoping that the "Red Tough" moniker would mean they are more durable than other titanium hook stakes I've used. Unfortunately, I bent one on my first use, without even really pressing that hard. If you are going to be on soft ground, or hard ground with minimal rocks, these could be a good, lightweight option. However, I'd still bring a few heavier duty stakes just in case (which, of course, might totally defeat the purpose of having lightweight stakes...)
great, hard to break and easy to drive in
I love them. They work great for hiking in PA.
I first purchased the altaplex while I’ve heard good things about the tent it just wasn’t wide enough because my head & shoulders kept rubbing against the tent even with a good pitch.....so I purchased the Duplex and wow!!! What a great decision, I instantly fell in love with it!!! Best tent out there in my opinion. Thanks
Very light and do the job.