Tensa4 is the commercial version of the original “tensahedron” design shown by one of Tensa Outdoor’s founders on Hammock Forums.
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, four pole connectors, two guylines and anchors, one ridgeline, one baseline, and a bag. Easy to use, 1″ (25mm) webbing with cinch buckles for ridge, base, and guylines. Can double as tree suspension.
Check the Tensa4-Stand-instructions-2019 for setup detail.
Weight rating: 400lbs
Product weight: 11 lbs
Packed size: 19″ x 5″
Tarp Extension Kit:
Tarp extensions for the Tensa4 hammock stand let you pitch tarps higher, for more headroom. They also accommodate tarps wider than 11′, up to 13′ with gathered-end hammocks, for more complete coverage. See the setup instructions for detail.
You can use tarps with Tensa4 without anything extra, but these extensions give better results, for modest additional weight and bulk.
Extension set consists of two 19mm shock-corded 7000-series aluminum poles with end pegs, and two mounting assemblies made of grosgrain, LineLoc 3 tensioners, cordage, and hooks. A set fits inside the Tensa4 carry bag, about 12 ounces/340g.