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Various Vargo Titanium Tent Stakes (6-Pack)

Various Vargo Titanium Tent Stakes (6-Pack)

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Can anyone with experience comment on how these would compare to a “variety pack” on Amazon such as these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FCM4H2Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_MdASBbTJEEDNZ
for $35 you’re getting 8 nail type, 4 ultra light (soft ground) and 4 sand/snow type...
OK, I really want the Shepard ones, but I honestly think that their heads would bend when I'll stick them in the ground. Every year I camp near an (inactive) airport runway and the ground there is very tough. Usually goes in a bit, then stuck. Then if you continue, the top bends but it doesn't go further in. Began using big stakes from home depot... as in, not really meant for light camping. These hold, but they're heavy, big and not really travel-friendly because of their weight. Will these hold and not bend? I hate wasting money on something that would just act the same like the previous ones I had.
Eorlingas
I was surprised how tough they were. they were very good in hard packed grounds usually reserved for caravans. Obviously if you bash them with a hammer or rock, they'll probably bend but I found they were small enough they I could push them in to most ground with my hand or boot. I didn't find them so great in soil. The nail pegs are great for tough ground.
Has anyone tried these on Vampires? I'm a little on the fence for the purchase.
ludwigtheholyblade
No good, you need to either get the wooden ones or upgrade to silver tips
djpr
That's a disappointment. Thanks for the information though.
Not the worst price for titanium tent stakes. But then I'd have to see what the shipping cost is. If you live near an REI you might be able to beat this price. Or if you have Amazon prime, or don't mind waiting for a package to ship from China. Still, when hiking up a steep incline, this is one item I am happy that I replaced with titanium. Now if I could just take the plunge and get an ultralight bag and tent. About one whole paycheck sounds about right.
I have a set of these and they've been quite good in harder ground and not too bad in soft. I have found that on several occasions they have either pulled out in high winds or twisted around allowing my line to slip off the hook. I have decided to replace them with Zpacks carbon nail pegs which I'm hoping will offer a little more grip with a comparable weight.
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Hi,
They work well in soil, more surface area. I haven't tested them in sandy soils or really rocky ground, which I'd imagine the carbon stakes wouldn't be much good for. I think its a bit of matter of having a few options and adjusting for the expected conditions... These vargo stakes are good and are probably great if you camp in forested areas a lot, I'm often camping in alpine conditions subject to a lot of wind.
djpr
Thanks for the feedback - I have some like the thin Vargo ones that are great in really hard, compact ground. When I'm in places with softer ground or a lot of wind, I had some j-stakes I was using but they are heavy and I want to take that weight down. Probably will just get the carbon ones because I can get some use out of them a few times a year and not feel like I'm carrying around a rock in my stake sack. Thanks, again!
I have a set of these and they've held up well. Most of the times that I've used them, I've pitched tents in Grand Canyon, and that soil is ridiculously hard.
DesertRat
I've been using the MSR sand/snow gadget in the GC. Essentially a hefty nylon square about 6x6 inches with line at the corners you attach to guy lines. Put a rock in it and it works perfectly. Enjoy the GC. Cheers
Check out Zpacks 6" Titanium shepherd hook stake w/ orange head $2.00 each if you order 8. Or $2.25 single. Just another option. Happy Trails.
I wish Mass drop would offer upgraded shipping options. It's been 6 days since my order was shipped, and it's not going to arrive for 14 more days. Fed ex is horrible. Could have spent $3 on first class mail and it would have been here in 3-5 days. Horrible. I don't think I'll ever order off mass drop again.
Estimated ship date= March 23rd. I leave to thru hike the Appalachian trail April 3rd. Do I risk it? How accurate are the estimated ship dates?
Adamusg
I’m a regular buyer here, and massdrop usually ships before the estimated date In my experuences. Good luck.
Adamusg
Everything I have ordered on massdrop has shipped before the ship date. Not that it's good gauge to use, but an FYI. Since tent stakes are a rather small part of importance in your AT thru hike kit, if I was in the same situation I would order them. worse case is you use whatever you have and have them sent to you at your first mail drop. Good luck on your thru hike Adam, enjoy !
Hate to rain on this parade (I like Massdrop a lot), but you can get all these stakes much cheaper directly from China, where I believe they all are made, have a look on Ebay.
ewolin
But they take like a month and a half to arrive... Lol
ewolin
Great i missed out on the hook pegs which are now sold out
Do these fit in the toothpick crossbow? :)
Do these seem to be heavy for ti stakes? I've got aluminum stakes that are lighter than these numbers.
VanCity
They are a little heavy compared to another brand TI stake I have at .2 oz each. I think they might be slightly longer. In general, TI stakes are not much lighter then AL stakes, but are much stronger and can take a beating when dealing with driving them into rocky soil. My experience over the years, not based on any study, so I'm sure not all will agree.
Flashman
Yeah, I’ve used these Vargo shepherds hook stakes all last year and put them through the ringer. Never bent once. Incredibly strong compared to aluminum stakes. Worth the price.
Can't believe this 5usd thing can call for 16usd
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But if you order stakes from HK and have them shipped to the US, it takes 40-60 days to arrive.
Adamusg
No idea, when I buy from US I get it in a week or two
Can anyone else comment on the quality/durability of the three versions. Rubush's comment below made me a little concerned as I was going to be ordering the v-shaped pegs as well. Can anyone else confirm?
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GoGoGreenGiant
I mentioned this above, but I’ll say the same here. I’ve used the shepherd hooks all last year. Put about 700 trail kms on them. Very rocky rough soil here in Nova Scotia and I put them through the ringer. They never bent once, incredibly strong stakes. I didn’t use rocks or a hammer to knock them in, though. The most I did was use my foot and all my body weight on them. Can’t speak about the other versions but the shepherd hooks are very robust and durable.
Hard and soft are the ground. Which type will you encounter? I have stakes for hard and soft, and other conditions. 1 should not use rocks or hammers to put in stakes, you put your foot on them and use your body weight to push them in. Exceptions of course if ground is rock hard or you're in snow.
How are you supposed to tie the ropes to the nail pegs?
pandoodle
To the existing loops of cord?
pandoodle
This is way after your initial question but it didn't look like it was answered so I'll give it a try. At the the upper end of the "nail", just below the pull loop, you will see the difference in diameter between the nail head and the main part of the nail. This is where guy line is looped around the nail. Remember that tent pegs are at an angle so the tightened guy loops won't slide off the peg. I use a slippery half hitch with a stick "toggle" in the slippery part for easy removal when breaking camp. Don't like untying knotd
Very disapointed in the v shaped ascent stakes. The holes act as perforations, i bent 2 of them in soft ground on their first use. They bend very easily. Bad choice on my part. Much weaker than my old aluminum v stakes.
Robush
Agreed. The V stakes are extremely weak I've bent 4.
Robush
Agreed, the V shaped ascents were a poor choice on the JMT. Bent 2 in less than a week... very weak.
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oh 22nd doh! my bad.
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Awesome, i really am excited to get these
WE DID IT ! THIS IS A GREAT DAY !!!!!
mustelidae
Aye, now I get to rig my hammock and tarp up just about bloody anywhere I please.
Two questions:
First, the note is a little confusing -- it implies that you get vargo stakes and then, additionally, get a one of the other 6-packs. secondly, can anyone recommend stakes that work well in sand.
proverbguy
For sand the Ascent Stakes (V shaped)
proverbguy
Another tip for sand is to tie your line to a stick/log/rock/bag and bury the item deep enough that it does not budge easily (usually does not need to be very deep).
chose the nail pegs. I'm not a big camper, but I'm going to use these to stake a free-standing compost bin made out of chainlink fence. I'm sure that the gardening applications are various. Anyone have experience in this area and can comment on the best variety out of the three? Will the nail pegs stay in the ground while supporting tomato cages in loamy soil?
jaredbidlow
Nail pegs are best for hard compacted ground. The Ti shepherds hooks are good for medium to hard packed solid and the V shaped pegs are best for softer soils.
It's this price on Amazon
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