Mountainfitter Ti-Eye Stakes & Dyneema Guywire

A few weeks back I posted about some new light-weight titanium stakes being manufactured and sold by Lawson Kline at Mountainfitter.com, the Ti-Eye stakes. And, as can be told by many of my more recent posts, I have been searching for ways to drop weight from my kit, without sacrificing functionality. So, naturally, these stakes have been on my mind… I finally broke down and contacted Lawson a few weeks ago about purchasing some of the stakes as well as some of the Dyneema guywire and he offered the items to me in exchange for a review. So, this is my review of the items, so far…

I wanted to pair both the stakes and the cord with my new Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo tent. The Lunar Duo requires 6 stakes at a minimum and 12 when fully guyed out, however, I am not concerned with 2 of the guyouts on the tent, so I only needed 10. Also, the Lunar Duo comes with 4 guyouts about half way up which did not come with guylines, so this is why I wanted the guywire. So, Lawson sent me 10 of the 7″ Ti-Eye stakes and 50′ of the Dyneema guywire.

Last weekend I headed to the Smoky Mountains for 2 nights and I specifically chose campsites for both nights so that I could pitch the tent rather than stay in shelters. Before I left I cut some of the Dyneema cord into 4 sections, each about 5 1/2 foot long, and installed them as guylines on the upper guyouts on the tent. The great thing about this cord is that since it is 2.25 mm in diameter it will work with the Line Loc 3’s, which is what I wanted. I love how simple these line locks are to use so I wanted a cord to match it, and this cord works beautifully with them!

Of course when I headed out I also carried the 10 Ti-Eye stakes so I could see how well these worked in the Great Smoky Mountain soil. Also, since my buddy going with me was using my other tent, he also carried my Groundhog stakes just in case the soil was too soft for the Ti-Eyes. So, I was ready! I had my new tent with more-than-adequate guylines and my new cool stakes, and I was ready to relax inside a secure tent with a mountain view…

Disclaimer: I received these complementary Ti-Eye Stakes & Dyneema Guywire from Mountainfitter in exchange for a review.

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