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Lazr NANO Titanium Tent Stakes

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Laurence Daniels
( GNR )

Locale:
Boston
Lazr NANO Titanium Tent Stakes on 01/12/2007 09:36:29 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I ordered the stakes with the end of the year coupon because I recently bought an ID Sil Shelter, which requires lots of stakes for a taught pitch.

I use 8 'regular' titanium stakes for the corners of the shelter and the main guylines, and the Lazr NANO stakes for the rest. Given a hardened site, these stakes have worked very well holding the tie outs of the shelter. With light to moderate wind on the shelter, the stakes held their ground well.

The only issues I have encountered so far are:

1) These stakes are very easily misplaced as they are super thin. I actually thought I had lost a couple, but they were in my jacket pocket, and couldn't feel them. Also, they are so thin and small, that dropping one and finding it is more challenging than with regular ti stakes. Lazr's HI VIS Orange would do these things some good, even if it added a touch of weight.

2)I bent one pretty easily by pushing only from the sheppard's hook. After learning to hold the stake at the point of contact with the ground while pushing the stake in from the hook, they were easily inserted into the ground.

Overall, I'm happy with the stakes and their role in my set up of the Sil Shelter. They also worked well staking out my bivy, but I don't normally have to do that, but with 4 extra's, I tried it and they did well.

b d
( bdavis )

Locale:
Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
BPL NANO Ti tent stakes are great on 01/12/2007 18:33:09 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I also just bought these and tried them out. The previous reviewer is correct about being careful in using them. You can see them and read about them at:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/lazr-nano-titanium-tent-stakes.html

Lazr NANO Ti tent stakes

What makes them a 5, in lower or no wind conitions so far, is that they work for what they are intended to do with no weight involved -- hold tent or tarp guy lines -- they are light weight, beyond belief. But, being small enough as they are they can get lost without paint or tieing a reflective or other line to them. They work in our volcanic soils, which is a surprise. If they don't hold by themselves, in a sandier soil, you can simply put a rock up against them and under the guy line.

So, as the previous reviewer stated, I also got them because I am working on learning how to use a tarp, rather than a tent. They are a great addition to my gear, at literally no weight, give me the flexibility of using them in concert with heavier stakes for the front and rear guys, or main corners ... and, as multipurpose gear, they will make small marshmallow roasting sticks over my stove set up. Among other things.

Richard Lyon
( richardglyon )

Locale:
Bridger Mountains
Big weight saver on 02/16/2007 10:58:34 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I love 'em - easy to drive in, very strong, and much lighter (and take up less room) than standard issue stakes on most tents. I used only these stakes on a high profile tent in a windy corner of the Bob Marshall Wilderness and they held their ground always. Get the Hi-Vis ones; these stakes are so slight that it can be difficult to find one if you drop it.

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Jay Wilkerson
( Creachen )

Locale:
East Bay
Too Tiny-No Bite on 10/14/2008 15:08:38 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 2 / 5

You need perfect conditions for these stakes to work and hope it is not a windy night either. I know you are only to use them for your side guys or your ground cloth but they just do not have enough length or bite in them to be effective. It is a novel idea but don't mess around with your stakes if you tarping. It is worth the extra grams or Oz. to bring in the right stakes.

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