Current Retail: $1.50-$10.95
Historic Range: $1.49-$10.95
0.45 oz / 0.01 kg
6.75 in / 17 cm
corrosion-resistant 7000-series aluminum
These Hook tent stakes are a very impressive light duty stake for mild conditions, or where holding power is not an absolute necessity. Easy to set, easy to remove, easy to clean!
- Excellent strength-to-weight ratio
- Easy to use
- Not the strongest holding power
MSR (Mountain Safety Research) has an impressive line of seven tent/shelter stakes, allowing users to customize their setup, based on location and conditions.
- Groundhog—MSR's gold standard—comes with many of their shelters
- Mini-Groundhog—Compact and lightweight
- CarbonCore—MSR's lightest full-strength stake
- Core—Lightweight aluminum for hard ground
- Cyclone—Maximum holding power
- Blizzard—For snow and sand
- Hook—All purpose and lightweight
Note: Virtually all of the tent stakes offered by MSR can be used with other shelters/tents. The MSR Groundhog has been a favorite on the trail for years!
- Price: $9.95 USD
- Quantity: 6 stakes per kit
- Weight: .5 oz per stake
- Length: 6.75”
The MSR Hook Stakes are a no-frills style shepherd-hook tent stake. Anodized in MSR's famous red, this is a nice feature to prevent tent stake loss. It should be mentioned that with more and more non-freestanding shelters becoming commonplace, a kit of six stakes accommodates for the necessary anchor points.
Construction & Durability
The MSR Hook Tent Stake is constructed of a 7000-series aluminum, and has held up extremely well during use in the tough, rocky mid-Atlantic Appalachian ground. A corrosion-resistant stake should also contribute to a long-lived product. The hooks as well as the stake tips have not become misshapen during testing.
The MSR Hook Tent Stakes have been tested since May 2020 on several overnight hikes on the Appalachian Trail.
Testing has been limited due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, so this review will be periodically updated regarding long-term use.
The tester has been an avid hiker and backpacker for several decades. From backpacking in the Cascades of Washington State to the less-traveled paths of Baxter State Park, a cool breeze is what is sought after...
Source: received for testing via the Trailspace Review Corps
(Samples for testing and review provided by MSR)