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How to choose the right peg

Pitching your tent on sand, rocks, ice or a soft forest floor? Choose the best peg for the task.

 

 

Shapes

V-Peg: The classic V-shape with a strong hold in most surfaces

Y-Peg: This shape has a large surface for a strong grip in most types of soil.

T-Peg: Extremely strong peg with a solid grip. Strong enough to be hammered into very hard soil or ice.

Triple twister: A very strong yet very light peg with a strong grip in a wide range of soils.

Skewer: The classic peg, easy to push through and easy to clean.

Nail: The slim peg that will push through rocky soil. If you choose a steel nail, you can pitch your tent on any hard surface – even on very hard and rocky ground.

 

 

Materials

Titanium: Ultra lightweight yet strong. The ultimate peg for lightweight outdoor activities.

Aluminium: A light yet strong material with very robust anodised surface in highly visible colours.

Steel: Value for money for uncomplicated surfaces.

Forged steel: The strongest material and optimal for very hard and rocky ground or ice.

Soft ground

When pitching your tent on soft ground like grass, meadow or forest floor you can basically choose any kind of peg. A simple and basic peg will do the job, but if you have a bigger tent you may consider using a longer and stronger peg for greater stability.

 

We recommend:

  • Titanium V-Peg
  • Aluminium Triple Twister
  • Aluminium DAC V-Peg
  • Aluminium Y-Peg.
  • Steel V-Peg
  • Steel T-Peg

 

Hard soil

For hard ground like clay soil, frosty soil or even ice you need a strong, durable peg that you can hammer or trample in. For bigger tents consider steel pegs, while aluminium is perfect for most regular tents. Shape is key where the V-shape offers maximum grip at high tension, whereas the nail is easier to use in extremely hard soil.

 

We recommend:

  • Aluminium DAC V-Peg
  • Aluminium Triple Twister
  • Aluminium Square Skewer
  • Aluminium Nail
  • Titanium V-Peg
  • Titanium Nail
  • Steel Nail

 

Sand

When camping in extremely loose soil like sand you need a long and firm peg, which digs deep into the soil in order to provide stability. Also the width and shape are important, as the larger the surface and the more the resistance, the better.

 

We recommend:

  • Steel V-Peg
  • Steel T-Peg

 

 

Rocks

When trekking in the mountains, rocky ground is inevitable, but stones and rocks call for special pegs. Basically pegs for this must be thin, strong and light as they have to fit into chinks and cracks and often must withstand extreme conditions. The weight is often key as you often have to carry it all the way.

 

We recommend:

  • Aluminium Triple Twister
  • Nordisk Aluminium Nail
  • Titanium Nail