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MEC MEC Aluminum Wire Tent Peg

Try bending one of these babies! They may look the same, but these superior-grade aluminum tent pegs are far stronger than most of their competitors.
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2 out of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Member Reviews for MEC Aluminum Wire Tent Peg
Review 1 for MEC Aluminum Wire Tent Peg
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Age: 18-24
Gender: male
Gear Style: Minimalist
Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
MEC MEMBER

Strong. Durable. Great Value.

Date:July 22, 2011
I have been out tenting twice using these pegs and they are AWESOME. They are incredibly strong even in rocky terrain, I have yet to bend one. They may be a little bulky for an extreme minimalist however I do not for see their size causing any problems for me. I would definitely recommend these pegs to anybody!
Pros: Rugged, Lightweight, Good Value, Reliable, Durable
Cons: A little bulky
Review 2 for MEC Aluminum Wire Tent Peg
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: brechin ont
Age: over 55
Gender: male
Gear Style: Performance Driven
Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
MEC MEMBER

DARN GOOD PEGS

Date:June 10, 2010
VERY LIGHT IN WEIGHT AND STRONG , MOST MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE IS RUSH TO GET THE TENT UP AND BANG HARD AND FAST ON THE TENT PEG , WRONG , GO EASY , AND CHECK THE GROUND FIRST , TAP LIGHTLY AND EASY , USE HAMMER , ROCK , BACK OF AN AXE, , IF YOU HIT HARD GROUND OR A ROCK ( STOP ) IF GROUND IS LOOSE , MAKE A TRENCH THE LENGTH OF THE PEG DOWN ABOUT 4 INCHES , TIE OFF THE PEG IN THE MIDDLE AND LAY PEG IN THE TRENCH AND COVER WITH DIRT AND LAY A ROCK ON TOP OF THE PEG , THEY WILL HOLD PRETTY GOOD , THESE ARE GOOD PEGS FOR THE MONEY AND STRONG , THEY WILL LAST A LONG TIME IF USED RIGHT AS WITH ANY GEAR YOU OWN .
Pros: Rugged, Lightweight, Good Value, Reliable
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 3 for MEC Aluminum Wire Tent Peg
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By:
Location: Northern Ontario

Very strong

Date:September 13, 2008
Unless you are trying to pound these into granite, I seriously doubt youll bend them during normal use. Ive used mine for over five years and in all that time have only bent one out of over twenty, and that was my fault: i tried to pound one into a crack in bedrock and found out the crack wasnt very deep :)
These are much stronger than inexpensive steel pegs that come with most cheaper tents. If you have an older tent with steel wire pegs, upgrading to these is a no-brainer - youll save 2/3 the weight.
Theyre cheap, lightweight and very durable. The only two downsides to them are:
-the hollow Eastman Gold pegs offer a bit more holding power because of the larger diameter.
-because these are a hook shape they take up more room in your pack than either the Eastman Gold pegs or Millennium pegs. They do offer more holding power than the Millennium pegs, however - albeit at significantly greater bulk.
Pros: Lightweight, Sturdy
Cons: Bulky
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 4 for MEC Aluminum Wire Tent Peg
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
By:
Location: Toronto, ON
MEC MEMBER

Light... but not durable...

Date:July 6, 2008
I recently used this product on a 4 day camping. While they held my tent in place, they weren't very durable. I bent 2 of them while driving them into the ground with a gentle tap of a rubber mallet.
While they might be ok for semi-soft ground, anything harder than that, and these pegs don't stand a chance.
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Easy to Bend
Review 5 for MEC Aluminum Wire Tent Peg
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: Vancouver
STAFF REVIEW

very tough and durable

Date:May 10, 2007
They're just tent pegs, but they can be critical. These are very light and strong - quite difficult to bend, even in hard ground. Of course they're not good for loose ground, but in the firm you can knock them in and they'll stay there. I have a variety of other pegs for when I expect loose soil and of course for snow, but these babies work most of the time.
Pros: Durable, Lightweight