TiTo 6 mm Titanium Tent Pegs
Current Retail: $14.99
Reviewers Paid: $20.00
Extremely strong 6x145/165 mm titanium pegs for pitching on rocky, compacted, or frozen ground. Such pegs are successfully hammered into ground, which would otherwise damage any aluminum stake.
- Virtually indestructible
- Relatively lightweight at 19/20 grams each
- Storage bag and cord loops are included
- Sharp eyelet edges may cut the cord loop
- No cord stop on the bag cover
Since 2016 I've owned several tunnel tents, which require four stable pegs for successful pitching: Hilleberg Kaitum 3, Nallo 3 and Fjallraven Abisko Lite 3 (all reviewed by me). Quite often the stock DAC J-stakes don't work well, namely on rocky, compacted or frozen ground. Hammering the peg in such conditions may lead to its damage, sometimes — beyond repair.
To simplify the pitching, in early 2017 I decided to purchase a set of strong titanium nails, not usual ultralight stakes made of titanium wire. Interestingly most titanium pegs were either too thin, or very long and expensive. But ultimately I found the optimum ones.
So I got a set of 6x145 mm titanium pegs by TiTo (6 pcs.), and later I added a similar set of 6x165 mm pegs. Actually I don't see much sense in shorter ones, as the weight savings are minimal—19 vs. 20 gram each—while their holding ability is somewhat reduced.
Now I carry six titanium pegs among other tent accessories in every trip, especially in trips to Scandinavia with characteristic rocky ground. That greatly simplifies the pitching on solid ground. Sometimes I even see sparkles in daylight, while hammering the pegs with stone!
From time to time, after especially violent hammering, I file the rough dents away at home to avoid the damage to the storage bag, but actually these pegs are indestructible.
Once I hammered the peg incredibly hard (and possibly I hit something like the tree root), and after that I torn two cord loops while struggling to remove it. Finally I was able to do that using the loop made of copper wire. At home I noticed that cord eyelets have had sharp edges, which cut through the cord. So I smoothed these edges down with file.
Besides that and VERY simple storage bag, given the minimal price, these pegs are almost ideal.
I've successfully used the 12 of such pegs since 2017 on rocky, frozen, and hard-packed ground.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $2 per piece, 12 pcs. overall