Our Apex stakes are made using Aerospace Grade 7075 T-6 Aluminum which is one of the strongest aluminum alloys made. This Alloy is commonly used to make Airplanes, Climbing Equipment, Bicycle Components and many Military Weapons. We designed our Apex stakes to be very versatile and work equally well in hard rocky soils, soft soils, sand, light snow, forest duff, etc. The surface finish is left natural as it increases the holding power of the stakes. And for those of you who set your tent up in bottomless sand or snow they have side cut outs at the half way point so you can tie cordage around the middle and bury as deep as you like.
Sizes: 7.5" long x .90" wide, weight: .55oz (15 grams) & 9.0" long x 1.05" wide, weight 1.00oz (28 grams).