Tensa4 Hammock Stand
Tensa4 is an innovative, go-anywhere hammock stand. It provides peace of mind in traveling with a hammock, indoors or out. With by far the smallest footprint, smallest packed size, and lowest weight of any stand so capable, Tensa4 supports up to 400lbs in hammocks up to 12′ long. It weighs 13 pounds (10 if you leave inessential parts home), packs to 20″ long and about 5″ around, easy to carry on a bike, aboard a plane, or a couple miles up the trail.
Tensa4 is the commercial version of the original “tensahedron” design shown by one of Tensa Outdoor’s founders on Hammock Forums.
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No good trees available or allowed to hang from? Or maybe you just want to hang closer to where your friends are, or to your motorcycle, or where the light and wind is best. Maybe you’re in a motel and not feeling great about the bed, or stuck in an airport long enough for a snooze. Needing only a single low-tension guyline to maintain balance, Tensa4 sets up quickly everywhere from on top of a twin or truck bed, to steep slopes, to sandy beaches, to concrete slabs. Get off the ground, no matter what!
It will accommodate any gathered-end hammock on the market, up to 12′ long, as well as some bridge (Warbonnet Ridgerunner) and transverse (Amok Draumr) hammocks. Unlike many portable hammock stands, ours supports full-size hammocks with a deep 30° sag for comfortable sleeping on the diagonal, while still offering good seat height.
The stand works fine with tarps for complete shelter. 11′ tarps are ideal; longer require modest ingenuity to tension properly, with a tarp extension kit forthcoming to provide more headroom and length.
The product is four poles made of 28 segments of custom-made telescopic anodized aluminum tubing, two anchors, four pole connectors, one guyline, one ridgeline, one baseline, a head tether, and a bag.