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.
Stakes are tough and have great holding power. They are on par with the MSR Groundhogs. Highly recommend!
I ordered the stakes because I live and hike in high desert mountains and the design seemed to lend itself to gripping well in a variety of soil conditions and to be suitable for easily staying put under rocks when the need arises. The usage guidelines are clear and very helpful. Light as a feather in your hand. Because of COVID restrictions I have yet to use them in every scenario, but I am happy I bought them.
Stakes performed well, are lightwieght.
it was usd by my daughters and they were very happy with it worked great
Haven’t used them yet...going to at the end of the month though. I think they’ll suit their purpose well!