Texsport Tent Spikes - 10'' Steel Spike
Tent spikes even drive in rock
These tent spikes just don't bend, they go in real solid rock, that's a great combination. But not all is perfect with the tent spikes. I am not the best aim when it comes to using a hammer and hitting a nail head about 5/16" wide. What happens when you hit the plastic that is around the head of the spike? The plasic cracks or brakes and comes completely apart. This happened to two of the ten tent spikes.
The perfect fix is a large area washer with a hole drilled of to one side about 1/4".
There is no doubt that these tent spikes are so above any pleatic tent spike.
Like always Bass Pro has just about every product for camping we will ever need.
September 27, 2012
2 of them are great, the other 2 just ok.
The two steel spikes are great upgrades from the spikes that come with most tents. The 10" spike with the green top is excellent for hard or rocky soil, and the 15" spike works really well in sand and soft soil.
The aluminum spike is ok for securing canopies and rainflys but I don't use them for securing the tent.
I don't like the plastic spikes and haven't had any good luck with them. I've broken a few trying to pound them in the ground.
For serious holding power in all conditions, stay with the 2 steel spikes. They are the best of the four.
January 8, 2011
These are good spikes in hard soil, but would not suggest using them in soft sand. They tend to not stay in soft sand really good. Ive used them on the beach and they tend to want to pull out the sand in the wind of then theres a lot of tension on them.
August 18, 2011
The spike itself is great. The plastic piece that you secure your rope to is too brittle. Be very carefull when hammering this spike in because if you miss the head of the spike and hit the green plastic part it will break off!
May 31, 2012