These pegs came with my Terra Nova Laser Competition tent. Like most people I dismissed them as toys and replaced them with titanium pegs. However, when I was playing about with my Duomid in the garden, I thought it might be interesting to try them out.
I was surprised at the weight comparison: 3.5g for the CF pegs vs. 9g for the titanium shepherd’s crook pegs. For twelve pegs, that’s a 66g weight saving. Because they have a thicker barrel, they also give a firmer hold.
However, they do have two significant drawbacks. Firstly, the metal tips detach easily. I lost one when I was pulling it out of the ground (shown above). Secondly, the tips are very sharp and puncture any peg bag easily. Using a metal rasp, I’ve blunted the points.
All is not lost. I think I will consider using these for non-critical pegging points and carry a spare or two in case the tips fall off.