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.
- holding power
These are great. Light and go through anything. I use them in combination with the 6". Bomb proof.
The carbon stakes with metal tops break easily if you need to pound them in. These are more reliable
These work great. I used to use an older version of their carbon stakes, which worked great also, but I once stepped on one and broke it. After that I was always worried that I'd accidentally do it again since I usually stumble around a lot once I setup camp due to tired legs. With these I don't have to worry or stress about protecting my stakes so much and overall they don't weigh any more than the carbon stakes because I used to always carried an extra carbon stake as a backup. With these I don't take a backup since it's very unlikely that I'll break one. I use two of the 7 inch stakes for the ridgeline and the 6 inch stakes everywhere else. Also, it's hard to tell from the pictures but each groove or spline is actually curved on the stakes.
So I got the 6”ones for the base and the 7” ones for the guides Doing it that way seems to do the best for Highwinds I was in a 30 mile an hour storm and had no problems so I would recommend this
Easy to use and they gripped the earth very well!