- Tarp height: 68″/173cm
- Hammock suspension height: 59″/150cm
- Pole length packed: 21″/54cm
- With webbing and Orange Screws: 52oz/1474g
- With Amsteel and 40cm Boomstakes: 41oz/1105g
$90 – $120
Tensa Solo is a simple stand for traveling light and fast. Packing much smaller and lighter than Tensa4, it also costs less. Unlike Tensa4, it requires strong ground anchoring, making it unsuitable indoors, and a little less reliable because not all soils are firm enough to support the anchors.
Tensa4 converts to Tensa Solo for an occasional farther hike, but Tensa Solo does not convert economically to Tensa4. Many ask after finding that Solo isn’t reliable enough in the loose fill dirt beneath their home lawns, and here is where we advise you to choose Tensa4 unless you need the hike-friendly portability of Solo.
Each Solo supports one side of a hammock, enough when you can find one tree or similar suitable hanging point. Two is a complete system. Before ordering more than two, consider whether our Tensa4 stand with Solo conversion kits might be a better value.
Solo requires a ridgeline, whether integrated into your hammock or provided separately (not included). If your hammock doesn’t have a ridgeline but did come with tree straps, you can use a tree strap as a ridgeline, or you can order one from our Parts section. A tarp can also serve the function of a ridgeline in holding the poles up when the hammock is unoccupied.
Solo consists of a 5-segment telescoping pole, two guylines, two ground anchors, and a drawstring bag, packing to 20.5″x1.5″ (52cm/3.8cm). Pole capacity is 350lbs/160kg; in practice, the hold of the ground anchors is more important than pole strength in determining the weight limit. We suggest 250lbs/110kg for more peace of mind. Hard soils will support more; loose less.
If you want to purchase only the pole, check this link. Saves money if you already have suitable anchors and lines, but note that we can’t fully support system components we do not provide.
|Dimensions||21 × 2 × 4 in|
Webbing, Amsteel, None
Orange Screws, 30cm Tensa Boomstakes, 40cm Tensa Boomstakes, None