Very easy to break

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.
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