Ever since 2018, Tensa Outdoor has made innovative, ultra-portable hammock stands. We help people rest and sleep in unmatched comfort while traveling, camping, and even at home as a nightly bed. We’re always exploring improvements to our existing products, and looking to develop new ones, wherever we see complementarities and unmet needs.

We are two people who love camping, who prefer hammocks to sleeping on the ground or in beds. Stubborn and inventive, we’d each come up with novel ways to hang hammocks when no trees are available before we met. We formed Tensa Outdoor when we saw that we could improve our stands by using the same materials, joining them into a modular system, Tensa4 and Tensa Solo. Trekking Treez is an evolution of a product Cheryl first developed as NoGround Trekking.

Cheryl Todd has slept nightly in a hammock at home since 2013, and is probably the first to hike all of the “unhammockable” parts of the Pacific Crest Trail without ever going to ground.

Cheryl has pitched hammocks while trekking above the treeline, in desert slot canyons, and once underwater scuba diving. She also now sleeps full-time in hammocks. We’re known on Hammock Forums as Latherdome and Raftingtigger, respectively.

We run the company from our homes in California and Oregon, in tandem and tag-team styles, without a formal office, showroom, or set hours. Email to our shared address is the way to reach us: quick, non-intrusive, and accountable.


Our products carry a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. We will repair, replace, or refund. Warranty applies to original owners, and is not transferable.

We design our products to be repairable to cover ordinary mishaps, wear and tear, and will strive to offer suitable service components indefinitely.


You may return new, undamaged merchandise for thirty days from receipt, because sometimes you just don’t know if you can keep something before you try it. We do ask you to pay return shipping. Please email us for return authorization and instructions.

We do not accept returns or credit for subcomponents of complete products. For example, if you buy or make lines or anchors to replace those bundled with one of our stands, we do not offer to buy back originals.


We ship worldwide, mainly via the United States Postal Service (USPS), with tracking provided.