Save your money, and maybe your life

Reviewed by Mochilero from Alaska on Tuesday, October 21, 2014
As a long distance trekker, I have little tolerance for gear that cannot take hard use. Got these stakes as a light weight alternative to my MSR groundhogs for a 200 mile hike/packraft across Gates of the Arctic National Park in Alaska. Boy did I regret that purchase...it was a waste of money, that turned into a potential safety/survival issue. These stakes might be ok if you're pitching a tent on soft soil in a campground, but they do not stand up to wilderness use. The notch at the neck is a weak point that cannot take any hammering; half the stakes either bent or broke at that point. Ended up using sharpened driftwood sticks and river stones to anchor my pyramid tarp. If you want completely reliable tent stakes, go for the MSR groundhogs, they are a little heavier but almost indestructible.
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