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Tough ground is no match. The hexagon shaped No Bendium Tent Stakes can easily secure your shelter on just about any surface, anywhere. Made of high-strength aluminum with a long tapered point for easy staking, they’re essential when your tent’s security is at stake.
These are definitely better than the round shaft aluminum stakes, but they will still bend easily if you aren't careful with them. I live in Arizona and the only stakes that you won't bend here are essentially just a giant steel nail, 10" long and 3/8" thick. Of course you wouldn't take those monsters backpacking, so if you're looking for lightweight these are as good as anything I've found. Unknown on Jul 22nd 2016
I purchased a 16 foot Noah tarp. When it arrived I was surprised to find included in the stuff sack six of these gold anodized tent stakes in a little green sack. The ad said poles and stakes not included. Thanks for the freebie!
Now for the review: I tried them out in the soft sands of Florida and the shale rock/river bottom loam of the Pennsylvania mountains with the same results. No bending, even when I hammered one of them into a subterranean hemlock tree root. I had to use a claw hammer and a block of wood as a fulcrum to pull it out. It did not bend! Much better than the yellow plastic stakes I have been using. Jobber Jim on May 31st 2016
I have a pack of 6 of which two are beyond repair and the other four are in various shapes other than straight. I don't see where Kelty has a warranty on these, so I'm disappointed in their marketing of these stakes. James D 3 on Apr 24th 2016
I have been buying Kelty Products for years. They have the best warranty, and customer service which is very hard to find.
When you buy a new tent they never come with enough stakes, it doesn't matter what manufacture this is just a given. So I decided I was going to try these AWESOME NO BEND STAKES. Price is great, durability is great, and they come with a nice little bag with a Velcro closer, nice and tidy. I also replaced all my stakes with these and I'm going to buy more for my backpack tarp kitchen. I LOVE KELTY!!!
Thanks again for making a great product. Customer for life!!!
Aloha, Charisse Charisse on Apr 22nd 2016
I live in NC here we have hard red clay. When I pushed the stake in with my foot (ground was to hard to push in with my hand) it went in very smoothly but when i pulled the stake out while taking down the tent I realized the stake had bent 30+ degrees. Colby on May 23rd 2015
I replace evry stake I have using these. They are the best! Todd on Jul 9th 2014