Product review

11 Jun, 2020

OEX Y stakes

Tested by: Russ

Cost:

GBP

Weight:

g each

Miles used:

Miles

Times replaced:

Replacements

Review

Get stuck in with the OEX Arrow Y-shaped tent stakes. I’ve tested a number of tent stakes in the past and quickly found that the Y shape is one of the best, so why the OEX Y-shaped Arrow stakes?

 

Why OEX Arrow Y-shaped stakes?

The Y-shape creates an incredible amount of strength, I was getting tired of always bending and breaking my V-shaped ones, especially in the chalky soil on the South Downs Way.

 

How well do they work?

They worked really well on the Pacific Crest Trail, I packed 2 of them to acompany my MSR Mini Ground Hogs for added stability on the main guylines on the front and rear of my Zpacks Solplex tent, just for some stability where needed. I did encounter a fair amount of snow for the first 10 days so to pitch the tent I tied the guylines around the Ground Hogs and buried the stakes deep in the snow, they held the tent up very firmly.

 

What’s there not to like?

I did find the pull loops came off a couple of times, but once I tied them back up with a different knot they didn’t come off again.

 

Value for money

For a light, compact and strong tent stake they’re reasonably priced, and they’re good on different types of soil you’ll likely encounter on the trail.

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Overview

  • Durability 80% 80%
  • Capability 70% 70%
  • Value for money 80% 80%

BPros

  • Lightweight
  • Strong
  • Good in different soil types

CCons

  • Pull loops come loose

Specs

Price:

£8 at gooutdoors.co.uk

Weight:

14g each (0.49oz)

Material:

Aluminium

Features

  • Y-beam design
  • Durable aluminium
  • Integrated pull loop
  • Mesh bag included

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