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Best Tent Pegs

They may be small, but you would be surprised how important tent pegs are. Without these your whole camping trip will stall and possibly fail straight away.

Whenever you buy a new tent then you will almost certainly be provided with some standard tent pegs, but after a few trips then you will start to notice that you seem to have less than you started out with and some are more "C" shaped because they have bent so much!

There can be a number of reasons for this bending, like using the wrong hammer or hitting it at the wrong angle, but commonly it is because it is the wrong type of peg for the ground that you are trying to peg the tent down to. The normal plastic or lightweight tent pegs are not really very good when it comes to hard ground or gravel based pitches, so for these then you would need heavy duty tent pegs. 

So what should you look for when buying tent pegs?

  • ​Are you just replacing missing damaged pegs, if so then you need to find similar pegs.
  • Are you after lightweight pegs or heavy duty tent pegs?
  • Are you after tent pegs for hard ground or sand?
  • What material do you want them to be made from?
  • Do you want hi visibility pegs to reduce the chances of them being left behind and also highlight where the guy ropes are anchored?

Have a look at our selection of tent pegs.

Blue Diamond Pile Driver Pro Pegs

Features
  • 20 x 20.5cm length pegs per box. 
  • Carry case provided.
  • Heavy duty pegs ideal for grass or hard pitches like gravel.
  • Heavy duty top made from recycled plastic that can be used to extract the peg from the ground.
  • Driven into the ground with a hammer and not screwed like some heavy duty pegs.
Cons
  • Can be a little expensive.
  • Easier to get it in the ground with a hard headed hammer not a rubber one.
  • The length of the pegs could cause issues where the pitch has a solid layer less than 18cm below the surface.

See the Blue Diamond Pile Driver Pro Pegs here on Amazon >>>

2xTENT PEGS,10 PACK by Hamble

Features
  • 2 x 10 pegs 23.8cm in length. 
  • Fairly modest price for these
  • Seem to be reasonably strong.
Cons
  • Not suitable for hard ground.
  • The length of the pegs could cause issues where the pitch has a solid layer less than 18cm below the surface.

See the 2xTENT PEGS,10 PACK by Hamble here on Amazon >>>

Olpro Hard Ground Camping Tent Pegs

Features
  • 20 pegs 21.6cm in length. 
  • Modest price for these.
  • Very strong strong.
  • Blue colour heads will make it visible on the ground.
Cons
  • Easier to get it in the ground with a hard headed hammer not a rubber one.
  • Peg heads not so easy to grip to pull out.
  • The length of the pegs could cause issues where the pitch has a solid layer less than 18cm below the surface.

See the Olpro Hard Ground Camping Tent Pegs here on Amazon >>>

eBoot 10 Pack Aluminum Alloy Tent Stakes

Features
  • 10 "y" shaped aluminium stakes. 
  • 18cm long.
  • Very reasonably priced.
  • Very light weight.
  • Nylon cord to help extraction and bundling them together when not in use.
  • Securely holds in many soil types including sand.
  • Available in Gold, Black, Blue, and Red colours which will make them very visible in the ground.
  • Storage bag provided.
Cons
  • Your guy ropes attach via three groves cut out of the stakes but some of these edges might need checking so that it doesn't fray the guy rope.

See the eBoot 10 Pack Aluminum Alloy Tent Stakes here on Amazon >>>

50 x HEAVY DUTY 9" TENT PEGS

Features
  • 50 pegs 23cm in length. 
  • works out to be a good price per peg.
  • Made from Galvanised steel.
  • Curved hook on top.
  • Ideal to replace lots of bent and rusty pegs with one purchase.
Cons
  • These are not as strong as we would like and could struggle on hard ground or sand. 
  • Thee length of the pegs could cause issues where the pitch has a solid layer less than 18cm below the surface.

See the 50 x HEAVY DUTY 9" TENT PEGS here on Amazon >>>

Conclusion : Our Best Tent Pegs

After having recently been caught short on a camping trip, I was going to opt for the Blue Diamond Pile Driver Pro Pegs because of their ability to be used on hard ground. However, I think that the pegs that I prefer here are the  Gold eBoot 10 Pack Aluminum Alloy Tent Stakes as they are more versatile and visible for a good affordable price and even if you only have 10 with you it should be enough to keep your tent grounded in an emergency.

Just as an after thought, we shouldn't finish talking about tent pegs without mentioning about tent peg extractors. If you have ever struggled to pull out a peg by hand then you'll know how useful these can be. They don't have to be expensive just functional.

See the Silver Milestone Camping Peg Extractor on Amazon >>>

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