Tent pegs … what do we know? They stop your shelter blowing away and always come in packs of a certain number which means you need to buy 2 lots!
However, I believe if you look deep enough and delve into the deep, dark places of the mind, you’ll soon discover that even the least outwardly geeky bikepacker has an almost spiritual relationship with the humble tent peg. When you erect a tarp your pegs are the link between heaven and earth … tarps generally place a far greater strain on pegs (than tents do) and the consequences of failure on a wet winters night aren’t the things of sweet dreams.
So, in the interests of not getting wet I decided to conduct a little (semi) scientific experiment to help determine what type of peg would offer the best compromise between size, holding power and the ever important issue of weight. I selected 5 pegs, all very different and all in common use. I’m not naming any names with regard to manufacture as the peg styles are fairly generic to many manufactures.
|All the same and all different. Lines indicate length in inches.|
|We had a casualty … not really unexpected.|