If a peg has to be ultra-light and very stiff, carbon fiber is a great way to do it. We make sharp aluminum tips and minimalist co-polyester heads to keep the weight at a minimum. The vibrant blue of the shaft will help you avoid losing the stakes or tripping over them. The heads come in different colors including glow-in-the-dark.
We make two types of carbon pegs. One is huge and very robust for an ultra-light peg – 7mm in diameter and 209 mm long, but still quite light – only 6.75 grams. The small one – Ø5mm, 148mm long, weighs the impressive 3.1 grams and is our all-around option for ultra-light shelters.
The pegs are also available with an aluminum cap. These weigh just a bit more – 6.9 and 3.2 grams.
Always drive the peg at 90° to the guy line and as deep as possible. The line should always be at ground level so that the peg does not have unnecessary leverage. If the line slips on the peg it should stop in the ground – not the stake head. Do not hammer the stakes down – the heads are made of plastic – instead use your big toe (with shoes on :)) to plant them in a controlled manner. Do not pull only on the head to get the stake out of the ground – pinch the shaft and try to gently turn and wiggle it. The paint of the carbon fiber pegs might wear off if used in rocky ground – this, while not really nice, does not hinder the usage.