If you’re going to pitch a tent, you’re going to need stakes. And if you’re going to make life functional around that tent at night, you’re going to need light. So why not put a light on a stake to get both things done with one tool? That’s exactly what they did with the UCO Stakelight.
Like any tent peg, you can drive it to the ground and use it to hold the tent down. Except, you know, it comes with a built-in LED light that you can switch on come night fall to keep things visible around camp. Whether in the backcountry, at the beach, or on a lakeside hunt for a probably non-existent swamp monster, using this thing to keep your tent grounded nets you a secondary utility that everyone can appreciate.
Each UCO Stakelight comes with removable LED modules, so you can take them out and use them as a lighting source for other places around camp. It comes with two modes: Area for serving as camp light and Strobe for marking the tent location, so you don’t have to waste power unnecessarily if you just need a way to see the tent at night. A single AAA battery powers each LED, which can last up to 10 straight hours in Area mode and up to 24 hours in Strobe. And, yes, it can handle rain, with the actual stake cut in 6000-series aluminum and the electronics enclosed inside an IPX6-compliant case.
Available now, the UCO Stakelight is priced at $16.99 for a set of four.