The stakes of ultimate choice for most smaller tents (1-2P). They are lightweight, quite strong and durable, endure careful hammering and may be equipped with cord loops. Of course, such stakes are not designed for sandy soil and for large tents. DAC J-Stakes are blue, yellow, and silver in this photo I’ve been actively using these pegs since 2012, since four of my tents were equipped with them: MSR Hoop Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 Hilleberg Kaitum 3 Fjallraven Abisko Lite 3 I also purchased a spare… Full review
Just like you'd bend a SAM splint to make it stronger, DAC figured out that bending a stake in the middle makes it that much stronger. Hard (if not impossible) to bend, and easy to clean. Anytime I have a job that requires stakes, these are my number one choice and my standby. I use them exclusively with all my TNF tents. I even like these enough to have a spare set of ten around, just in case I need extra, or a friend does. If you've pitched, borrowed, or owned a tent from the North Face, you already… Full review
So tent stakes...pretty straightforward, yes, but there are still fifty different choices out there. I also reviewed The North Face 10 Stake Set, which are the same exact aluminum stakes but include the reflective cord removal loop (which is useful, no-doubt-about-it). The stakes are great, easy to put in and hold firm in the ground for guyout lines and tent corners/vestibules. My suggestion though is to buy these DAC V-Stakes individually (EMS, $1.25/each), buy a spool of reflective cord… Full review
DAC manufactures tent poles, stakes, connectors, and trekking poles.