6" Ultralight Titanium Tent Stake
These are the lightest weight stakes you can get with reasonable holding power and durability. Titanium is very light and strong for its weight, but some care should be exercised to prevent bending. Thin stakes like these are easier to press into moderately firm soil compared to thicker stakes. You will want to use rocks to weigh them down in loose soil or in windy conditions.
They have an orange head, which makes them harder to lose.
Weight: .19 ounces / 5.4 grams each
Length: 6 inches / 15.2 cm
Diameter: 3 mm
Material: Ultralight Titanium
Holding Power: Low
Bend Resistance: Low
Ultralight stakes in general 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 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.
- trekking poles
- Super light
These pegs are superb! I have already used them on several consecutive nights during a through-hike and they are easy to drive into a variety of surfaces owing to their streamlined build. The pegs can withstand a considerable amount of downforce too, even at an angle.
Lightweight, strong, good size. I especially like the orange rubber coating that makes them easier to see and gentler on my hands the push into the ground. But beware for people who use stakes as a pot holder for ultralight pop-can stoves— the rubber coating will burn off.
Perfect to help drop some weight in the backpack!
These work very well and are extremely light. Have not tested them in super tough ground yet.
Super light. Functional. Worked well with Z-pack tent.