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MSR Groundhog Tent Stake Kit

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Drive your stakes deeper than you've ever driven them before.

Replace your scoop-shaped stakes with the y-beam-shaped stakes in the MSR Groundhog Tent Stake Kit. Rugged 7000-series aluminum makes these stakes strong without adding unnecessary weight. A small loop of nylon cord makes it easy to pull these stakes out of heavily compacted ground once it's time to pack up camp.
  • Item #CAS0751

Tech Specs

Material
aluminum
Length
7.5 in
Stakes Included
8
Claimed Weight
(per stake) 16g
Recommended Use
tent pitching, camping, backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years

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Great Quality Stakes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This are a great upgrade for almost any tent. They are very strong, have great holding power, and are lightweight. There are lighter stakes out there but those don't hold as well in the ground. These accomplish their intended purpose much better than others I have used.

Best stakes!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Maybe I'm biased, as my first tent - my beloved discontinued MSR solo Hubba - came with these fantastic stakes. I have seen stakes that fellow campers use, those cheap silver hook stakes that flatten with one pound, and how they struggle with them. I have loaned out my extras and made some converts. These go in firm in any ground that isn't muddy and loose and keep their hold. The reflective pull strings are great as well. I've camped with them for a couple of years now from the super-windy SoCal desert to the rainy Canadian Rockies and I would never use anything but the MSR groundhogs.

Upgrade your tent/tarp

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The worst part of a new tent are the stakes that are included, I opted to upgrade to these the moment I bought my latest 4 person tent and will use these with every tent I own moving forward.

These are super secure, but still easy to pull out of the ground when you need to pack up and leave.

Excellent replacement stakes!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Factory stakes are just plain horrible. That’s definitely the place the tent companies try to pinch some pennies. These have been great! The pull cords are reflective, which was awesome for setup after dark, and they came clean pretty easily with a shake in the stream. Holding power is really awesome, and is very noticeable at any angle, which is where the trident shape excels.

Overall the quality is excellent, the weight is very light (maybe not minimalist, but certainly within the normal camping range), easy to clean and the reflective straps are a big plus! I wish I would have bought these years ago instead of trying to make the bent wire cheap ones work.

Great replacements.

    My new tent came with a set of the standard silver "hook" type stakes. Every time I have used them in the past, at least half bend on the first outing. This time I figured I would upgrade and save some weight. I am glad that I did. The Groundhogs worked great and were easy to see even while staked into the leaf covered forest floor. The reflective cord is a nice touch if you have to tear down before sunrise. I have not had a chance to try them in hard ground yet, but I am sure they will fare better than the silver hooks. The only minor drawback is they take a little bit of extra effort to clean off when the mud sticks in between the flats.

    Great replacements.

    Snapped in half

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Liked these stakes for the first two days until I was going into some hard pack soil and while using the back of my hatchet to hammer the stake snapped right in half. I don't know if it was just a random incident but I thought these were much sturdier than that. Used them a lot since then and haven't had problems though.

    Great quality

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Bought these to replace the cheap stakes that came with my Marmot tent, and I was not disappointed! Got them into the ground easily with no bending! The ties on the ends make pulling them up super easy, as well.

    big upgrade

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    after years of backpacking and camping I finally ditched my stock stakes and picked these babies up. Blown away at the weight and how much easier they were to drive into the ground.

    A little surprised that on the maiden voyage I bent one of the stakes when stepping on it. Ground was moist and muddy, but cold and I suspect I hit a rock or some frozen ground beneath the initial moist soil on top. still functional and haven't had any of the others bend in the 3-4 uses since.

    Best Stake on the market hands down!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Aconcagua tough, used them all the way around the tent untill camp 3! Baller stakes! MSR got it going on! out of ten I only broke two by smashing them with the rock too hard!

    MSR Groundhog are BOSS!

    The MSR Groundhog Stakes are the best, period. My MSR Groundhog Stakes have been used with my tents and hammock tarp/fly setups. MSR Groundhog Stakes are made of aluminum, weigh 0.7 ounces each and are strong. My MSR Groundhog Stakes have been in rocky, loose and tough ground and pounded on with the back of knives, axes and hammers and have never bent. Sure my MSR Groundhog Stakes have a few dings and imperfections, but they are going strong. They have a attached cord for ease of taking them out of the ground. My MSR Groundhog Stakes have never come out of the ground on me, and I have been in some super windy and weather ridden days, they stick and stay. Berz Rating: 100/100



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    Solid but not perfect

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These are extremely light weight and strong tent stakes. They hold their place in the ground incredibly well and I am very happy I got them. I've had one thing I don't like about the stakes but I don't think this is necessarily worth docking off a star, more of a personal irritation. I scuffed them up pretty bad driving them into rock ground. There weren't any big rocks but the ground was very tough and the stakes had several gouges in them after I removed them the next morning. They still function perfectly fine but now have sharp little edges on them so I need to take extra care to not cut myself or catch any fabric on them. Aside from that these have been phenomenal.

    Wow!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Now I understand why the other reviewers rave about these stakes - once they're in, they're in! I upgraded to both these (7.5") and the Groundhog Mini's (6") and used them recently in both soft desert sand and pounded into root filled cement-hard dirt, in 30 mph plus winds. The Groundhogs held true, didn't budge by even a smidgen. Even in hard ground these stakes went in easily without bending and were easy to pull out. These things are awesome and well worth their price, they are a definite must for any tent kit. And thank you Backcountry for your excellent service!

    Great upgrade to any tent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Every tent comes with those cheap stakes that fold as soon as you hit hard dirt or a rock. With these stakes you can hit rocks, tree roots and anything else without fear of them folding over. A huge plus is the reflective cord it is attached to the stake making it easy to spot for a low light set up or take down.

    Great stakes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are nice strong stakes that will hold up to abuse. They work great for guy lines on tarps and such. They hold into the ground even when the wind picks up. I have only used them for tarps so far, don't know how they would work with holding down tent corners but for guy lines they work great

    A little heavy but very worth it

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought these stakes because of how durable they seemed. I had been using titanium stakes before, because they are so light, but I quickly got tired of them because they were kind of wimpy. After hammering them into tough ground with rocks, I can testify to their durability. They are a bit heavy, but worth their weight. You want solid, dependable gear when in the wilderness.

    Tough stakes.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    my groundhogs are not red anymore. They have taken a beating...into stumps, roots, gravel and sandy soil. They are still in perfect structural condition. Wouldnt go with any other stake.

    Great Upgrade Stakes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Like some others have said, I have replaced all my tent stakes with the groundhogs and they are awesome. I have some of the older sets, but since they've put the reflective pulls on, theyre the perfect stakes for me and my hammock system. They hold in anything, even some softer soils..but not so much in loose sand. Can totally de driven into cracky rock, but you might not get them back out...even though having the pulls make it much more possible. Talked to someone who claimed they drove them into some northeastern shale...but have yet to try that out.