Reviewed by Roy from Maine on Sunday, September 20, 2015
These are pretty easy to bend. I have had pretty good luck with them, except when someone kicks the peg as they walk past the tent. Bending them straight seems to weaken them more than the same process with round-section tent pegs.
If you camp in places without a lot of rocks, and if you camp where others are not tripping over your pegs, these will be fine.
I have some pegs which came with a Marmot tent, and they are fantastic. I now prefer the typical round-section peg to these Mountain Hardware pegs.
Reviewed by Jarvis from Chicago on Monday, August 31, 2015
Listen to the 1-star reviews! I feel like most of the 5-star reviews never actually used these stakes. In a single backpacking trip I broke the heads off of more than half of these. I wasn't using a hammer, and the soil wasn't particularly hard. The basic round aluminum stakes from REI had no problems, and I'm sure a nice stake like the MSR Ground Hogs would have performed great. It seems that the notches for the guy lines are just too deep. Also it should be noted that the notch is deep and narrow. This shape may not work well for tents with webbing attachment points. Fortunately, these were really cheap because they were a total waste of money.