These are the cure if you're sick of low-quality stakes that are easy to bend, lack holding power, are difficult to remove or otherwise detract from your outdoor experience. Made by DAC (manufacturers of top-quality tent poles) in Korea, these V-shaped stakes are made from a proprietary TH72M alloy that is 20% stronger that 7075-T6 and more than three time stronger than 6063-T6 - the most common tent stake material. The V-section delivers the ideal balance of holding power, light weight and stacking packability, making them ideal for bike trips where space is at a premium. We recommend adding a loop of cord (preferably reflective) through the eye in the head of your stakes to provide visibility and aid in removal. They won't stack quite as neatly but the added utility is well worth the tradeoff.
We carry these in four different sizes. Smaller stakes will penetrate better in hard ground and save weight/space. The Short-Medium size is the same length as the small stakes and as wide as the medium. This size may be the best all-around balance of weight and holding power for medium soils. Larger stakes will hold better in softer terrain and the largest size makes a great crowbar for digging rocks out of catholes. Use in conjunction with The Deuce™ cathole trowel for maximum excavation before your evacuation, dig? Each size comes in a different anodized color (except for the S-M which is nearly identical to the Small) for easy identification.
These stakes are sold individually and prices vary from $2-4 depending on size. Buy an assortment and be prepared for anything or select the size that will work best for the ground conditions you encounter most. Give these a try. I'll be you never use wire stakes again!
Weights and Dimensions
- Small: 11x7x160mm (.44x.28x6.3in) | 11.2g (.4oz)
- S-M: 13x8.5x162mm (.52x.33x6.4in) | 13g (.46oz)
- Medium: 13x8.5x180mm (.52x.33x7.1in) | 14.2g (.5oz)
- Large: 15.5x10x200mm (.61x.39x7.8in) | 19.7g (.7oz)