Gram Counter Gear Titanium Nail Pegs Review

Used extensively by Cairngorm Treks throughout the Cairngorms and surrounding mountainous areas, Winter 2017 – Spring 2018.

When first reading about the indestructible nature of the Gram-Counter Gear pegs we were expecting four beasts that had to be forced through the letter box. On arrival we were slightly disheartened as a very small package almost floated through the door. Each peg is a mere 10 grams and is 130mm in length. They may be a little too short in length for some aspects of trekking, and we found ourselves using them mainly on the base of our shelters, using more technical pegs for guy lines. Don’t be fooled by their small stature as this is where is niceties end. They are surprisingly thick for their weight and have a very solid head in which a long piece of orange cord is threaded. In action the Gram-Counter Gear Titanium Nail Pegs are a strong performer, as advertised they can strike into very solid rocky ground and once in place keep a decent hold. Are they unbreakable… we certainly think so, with absolutely no signs of bending or damage, and we have used these pegs in some pretty solid areas high throughout the Cairngorms.

Our Verdict

These wee beasts will become a favourite amongst any seasoned multi-day trekker. Light in weight and a very solid build. Combine these with a separate choice of peg, and a small shelter will be kept in place in even the toughest of terrains. Everyone likes a peg they can put their trust in and the Gram-Counter Gear Titanium Nail Pegs have become one in which we bring along on most expeditions.

Cairngorm Treks is a small family business based in the picturesque village of Tomintoul in the North East region of the Cairngorms National Park. They provide bespoke Mountain Guiding for Single Day Walks and Lightweight Multiday Trekking experiences, including wild camping, in the stunning Cairngorms wilderness and surrounding areas. Whether in the high mountains or lower valleys, their Multiday Treks are equipped with high quality, lightweight camping and trekking gear. They only work with small groups and, whatever your ability, pride themselves on designing your outdoor experience completely to your needs and with professional guidance and expertise. Adventure is waiting...