Tarp extensions for Tensa4

(38 customer reviews)


Tarp extensions for Tensa4 hammock stand let you pitch tarps higher, for more headroom. They also accommodate tarps with ridge lines longer than 11′, up to 13′ with gathered-end hammocks, for more complete coverage. Tarp extension instructions Jan 2023. The webbing/line tensioning assembly is now semi-permanently attached to the poles to allow greater range of adjustment.

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.

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Tarp extension instructions Jan 2023

Additional information

Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 16 × 2 × 2 in

38 reviews for Tarp extensions for Tensa4

  1. Eric Hardwick (verified owner)

    It takes some fiddling, especially in the wind but works great once you get it dialed in.

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  3. John R. (verified owner)

    The tarp extension get my tarp up higher than with just the stand and allow me to use a larger tarp.

  4. Andrew L. (verified owner)

    It took a little work to figure them out but they work well.

  5. Karl Q. (verified owner)

    These work perfectly with my 12′ tarp. Very, very happy to have these.

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  6. KAREN Anderson (verified owner)

    I love my tensa stand and my tarp mods. I have used them every month since I purchased them. It takes away all of the hard decisions and I never have to deal in a tent when there are no trees. The system is lightweight and easy to transport. Wish I had it years ago!!! Very happy customer!

  7. Daniel (verified owner)

    Well thought out product!

  8. Stephen (verified owner)

    Superb quality and design like all Tensa products. Great service as well.

  9. Joaquin S. (verified owner)

  10. Joseph (verified owner)

    Easy to use and works great with my tarps

  11. Clayton C. (verified owner)

    The tarp extensions working great and allow for easy use of my 12′ tarp. The only thing that would be nice is if was a better way to attach the strap to the bottom of pole. Snaps, maybe?

  12. Chad Mynatt (verified owner)

    Added a slightly longer middle attachment line to get a bit more adjustment.

  13. Stephen Bentley (verified owner)

  14. Shane S. (verified owner)

    Easy addition to your Tensa4 so you can hang your larger tarps. Simple, effective solution.

  15. Gregory T. (verified owner)

    The tarp extensions works good. A little bit of adjusting to get setup right but with practice I should get it dialed in to set it up quicker.

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  16. Anthony Chadwick (verified owner)

    It rained on mid summers night here in North Yorkshire (UK). So glad we had these

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  17. Chris (verified owner)

    It was rather fiddly to get set up, but very useful once set up.

  18. Eddy (verified owner)

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  20. gerald dehart (verified owner)

    Love it once k learn how to set it up dont cam with out it

  21. Christine O. (verified owner)

    Wonderful product, fast shipping, excellent customer service.

  22. Shannon M. (verified owner)

    This is a must have addition if you plan to use a tarp!

  23. John H. (verified owner)

    Top notch quality. They definitely solve the problem. I first set them up in the dark while under attack from mosquitoes. So they’re easy to figure out.

  24. Leland Burkhart (verified owner)

    They work. That’s it.

  25. Tammy Manatt (verified owner)

  26. Jon G. (verified owner)

    Needs a close up video of how to setup

  27. Anonymous (verified owner)

  28. Dustin McInnis (verified owner)

    Great service and quality equipment. Great help also with making adjustments. Customer service is excellent

  29. Kevin H. (verified owner)

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  32. Michael Jung (verified owner)

    Gives that extra lift and length to make my tarp work just right with my Tensa4!

  33. Michael W. (verified owner)

    Thankyou very much for your fantastic service, the quality of your products are second to none. I really enjoy using them thanks again mike

  34. Peggy Cleveland (verified owner)

    Tough to learn how it works initially. Get a friend. Locks into memory after a few set ups

    • Todd (store manager)

      Thanks for your review. We need to do a better job on documentation. Would it have helped if the orange height adjuster line was pre-threaded onto the pole? The adjuster assembly used to be a loose piece. Connecting it semi-permanently to the pole (as we do now) helps in the end, but it requires people to fold the pole first to get the orange loop around it, which is not a hard puzzle, but a puzzle all the same. Our experience so far is that the more we explain things, the less people read 🙁

  35. jam

    These things make the tensa4 complete. A bit fiddly as mentioned in previous posts. One thing that always bothered me is now fixed. I cut a M6 thread (1/4 inch probably ok too) to the short tip at the lower end and fixed the webbing/lines using a self locking nut. Fits perfect as if meant to be that way.

    Note from Tensa (Sept 3, 2023): We have added a locking ring (first gen fix) or cap (current fix) to keep the lines on the poles. Glad you found an easy way to adapt yours.

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    • Todd (store manager)

      Thanks. Since about March 2023, we’ve shipped all Tarp Extensions with the tensioner assembly fixed to the lower pin, for now using a split ring, but soon using a push-nut. This can present a small puzzle in threading the pole through the orange height adjuster loop, but just fold the pole first so it fits over the split. I ship them pre-threaded through.

  36. Daniel B. (verified owner)

    I’m still learning how to optimize the use of the extensions with my tarp and the instructions for the extensions were a little less clear compared to the overall hammock stand instructions. I have found the tensioning system of the extensions to very easy to use and effective.

  37. Davide Giovanni Maria Salvetti (verified owner)

    Once you grasp how to set them up, they are easy to adjust and buy you more comfort for your tarp.

  38. Michael V. (verified owner)

    The tarp extensions are great. They allow me to use an over sized tarp and get the tarp up a bit higher so there is not so much bending over to get in the hammock.. There is a learning curve and a touch of the doodle factor to get them placed well but they work well overall and are well made.

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