Used by Cairngorm Treks throughout the Cairngorms and surrounding mountainous areas, Winter 2017 – Spring 2018.
At a reasonable length of 165 mm and weighing in at a mere 9 grams per peg, they are certainly much more compact and packable than our usual choice. Out of the pack it’s instantly clear just how light the Vargo Titanium pegs really are feeling almost weightless to the hand. Using the classic shepherd’s hook design, they are a tried and tested design although became a little too basic to handle the types of strains our usual pegs are capable of with high mountain exposure. Lower down they certainly offered enough support and especially on softer ground gave a solid hold. The orange fluorescent coated heads for increased visibility are a nice touch and can be well spotted especially on more grassier terrain.
When counting grams for ultra-light trekking the Vargo Titanium pegs offer a reduced weight whilst still offering a good length of peg. The classic design may not suit everyone’s requirements but for lower level trekking or with use on a larger tent that requires a lot of pegging points the Vargo Titanium Fluorescent Tents pegs will certainly knock off many grams from a usual set up.
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...