Toughstake™ is ideal for securing your large tent or awning in sand or snow. Whenever trying to set up a large tent or awning in sand or snow, the surface area of the structure leads to the wind easily creating maximum force which leads to normal stakes pulling out of the ground. In the past, larger structures have been secured with large, heavy and bulky stakes. Many are 24-48 inches long, and weigh many pounds. The Large Toughstake™ is manufactured from 6061 T6 Aluminum, which is lightweight (only 7.0 oz / 198 g), and nest together, which minimizes the footprint in your boat, backpack, or car.
The minute any wind load hits your tent or awning, normal stakes begin to slowly work out of the ground and ultimately fail. Toughstake™ sand and snow anchors eliminate the small load displacements which lead to failure. In addition, Toughstake™ sand and snow anchors have over 10X the holding force of normal stakes. We recommend using the large Toughstake™ sand and snow anchor for larger tents (6+ people), awnings, pop up awnings, and large outfitter wings. In beach sand, the large Toughstake™ can hold up to 275 lbs before any movement occurs.