Easy to pound into hard ground, no sharp edges if you step on them, good hold, light weight and pretty easy to pull out and clean. The glow wire rope is nice too. Used these with a Big Agnes Flying Diampnd 8.
Worked great on a 11 day trip doing the SHR. Extra length provided more hold in the crushed gravel sand. Had to pound on them with a hunk of granite one day to break through some compacted rocks and the stakes still look new other then the head of the stakes being dimpled from the pounding.
When I got these steakes I was surptised about the strength and force it took to pull them out of the ground so I just had to do a test and compare them to the ones I have at home and wow, this really show that tube stakes is the way to go and these from Big Sky are great! Just saying :) Did a video about it so go check it out. https://youtu.be/TZ37beu2tBQ