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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.
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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