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UCO StakeLight

 

UCO StakeLight

  • FEATURES: Area mode provides 17 lumens of light and Strobe mode marks tent location and burns for up to 24 hours. Comes in 4 colors: white, red, green, blue. On/off switch is integrated into the lens. Constructed from durable 6000 series aluminum. LED is in a highly water-resistant TPE housing (IPX 6)
  • MSRP: $6 each or $20 a 4/pack

Tent stakes are not really considered cool, but being able to see your tent after a late night pee is. Whether simply finding you way back to camp, or avoiding crawling in with Uncle Eddie by knowing which tent is yours is key.

Introducing the StakeLight by UCO designs. This little gem is meant to help you with your late night tent ID woes. Weighing in at 1.3oz this 9" long tent stake is no light weight, but for peace of mind it is priceless. Recently, I used it while camping with my family and really liked the idea. The 17 lumens is more than enough to see from quite a distance and with the light only shining on the side facing away from the tent the light was not enough to bother some one in the tent. UCO says the single AAA battery will last 10 hours static and 24 hours on strobe, but to be honest I turned it one once it was dark and then when I went to bed I turned if off and lit it up again when I had to get out of the tent in the middle of the night. 

An additional plus is if you are car camping or in an actual camp ground the tent pad space is limited and tripping over guy lines is a real worry, with the StakeLight you can easily find guy lines and avoid them. On the down side the LED is rather long making it difficult to find real purchase in the ground because the usable length of the stake is only about 4.5".

Not only does the StakeLight do it's job to illuminate your tent but it is also a great back up lamp that can be just as useful brightening up just about any camping situation. As well as letting those that might be patrolling for a late night car camp spot to be able to identify that the spot is taken from farther away so their lights don't beam in on you in the middle of the night.

It really is as good at illumination as it is peace of mind.

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