Tensa Solo hammock stand

(23 customer reviews)


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 two strong ground or on-site anchors per side, making it unsuitable indoors, and a little less reliable because not all soils are firm enough to support all anchors.

Each Solo (sold separately) 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 is a 5-segment anodized aluminum telescoping pole and hammock attachment Amsteel loop, packing to 20.5″x1.5″ (52cm/3.8cm). A selection of two guylines and ground anchors complete the package, in a lightweight drawstring bag.

Customer Travis shot this short-and-sweet Tensa Solo setup video:

See also these advanced anchoring video tips

If you order ONE (1) you get ONE pole.

SKU: TS-Stand Category:


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.

Solo requires a ridgeline to hold the poles up when the hammock is unoccupied or not attached, 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 this function of a ridgeline.

Tensa4 converts to Tensa Solo for an occasional farther hike, but Tensa Solo does not convert economically to Tensa4. (Many ask after finding that ground anchors aren’t reliable enough in the loose fill dirt beneath their suburban lawns, and here is where we advise you to choose Tensa4 unless you need the hike-friendly portability of Solo.)

  • Pole-only variant weight: 30oz/850g
  • With Amsteel and Peggy Pegs: 36oz/1021g
  • With Amsteel and 40cm Boomstakes: 41oz/1105g
  • With webbing and Orange Screws: 52oz/1474g
  • Tarp height: 68″/173cm
  • Hammock suspension height: 59″/150cm
  • Packed dimensions: 21″/54cm x 3.5cm (exclusive of anchors)

Additional information

Weight 45 oz
Dimensions 21 × 2 × 4 in

Webbing, Amsteel, None


Orange Screws, 30cm Tensa Boomstakes, 40cm Tensa Boomstakes, Peggy Pegs, None

23 reviews for Tensa Solo hammock stand

  1. John G Jones (verified owner)

    I purchased this as an addition to my Tensa 4 stand. Believe me I enjoy them very much. And I will be using them in the near future. Having great weather in Virginia Beach, VA I sleep outdoors in the yard every Friday and Saturday night. Awesome products. Thank you.

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  3. John M. (verified owner)

    I love both my Tensa4 Hammock Stand as well as my Tensa Solo setup. I used them with my SMR ninox flatlay and was amazed how great they work. When car camping, I use my Tensa4 for my hammock and the Tensa Solo to create a second covered area. Everyone that sees the setup falls in love with it. The Tensa team has a customer for life!

  4. Norashikin (verified owner)

    I love this product a lot! Perfect companion and no doubt it is amazing!

  5. Megan (verified owner)

    This is a fun, useful piece of equipment. It’s light weight and once you get the hang of it, easy to set up and adjust. Costumer service was stellar because it was really fast and they gave me lots of ideas on how to set up for different situations and ways to be most cost efficient. It always felt like you were dealing with people and being treated like an individual with specific requirements they were trying to support. So far I have only used it in my backyard but it worked great. I was specifically looking for ways to hang my families hammocks (4) closer together with less reliance on just trees. I ended up buying 4 of these. Also they are built well and feeling like it will last many, many years.

  6. Doss (verified owner)

    Easy and quick to setup and extreme durable! I load it into my kayak and off for the weekend for adventures.

  7. Eric (verified owner)

    Ok this Tensa Solo is the real deal! I purchased one of the Solo Hammock stand with Boomstakes. I have to say you are going to want to practice setting it up. Does it work? Yes! I just returned from an overnight Motorcycle camping trip and I am sooo glad I had my Tensa Solo hammock Stand. One side of the hammock was suspended by a tree the other by the Tensa Solo. I slept so well had I not had the Solo with me it would had been a much rougher night.
    More orders coming!

    It works great and allows me the peace of mind to hammock camp anywhere.
    The photo is from my backyard test.

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  8. Roger L. (verified owner)

    I used this on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, where there are trees but not enough of them, and it was awesome. Rock solid, and not hard to figure out.

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  10. Scott S. (verified owner)

    I wish I had found this sooner. Opens up so many more opportunities for hammock camping. Easy to learn how to set up. No concerns about hitting the ground with the orange screws and webbing. Looking forward to taking it with me on future bicycle trips.

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  11. SHINICHI W. (verified owner)

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  12. david briggs (verified owner)

    just got 2 of these, just set them up 2 times glad I got extra boomstakes per pole for the solo,
    there very well made worth the shipping and tax to the UK

    also got motorcycle puc to stop the poled sinking in the soft ground hoping to do a 1st camp soon
    they fit in my givi large our backer topbox

  13. Micah (verified owner)

    The Tensa Solo is a great option for anyone looking for a lightweight option to expand their options for hammock placement. The main reason I went with the Solo is because I have often found myself not being able to find the right tree placement. The Solo is very simple to setup and is really solid once its all setup. I got the straps VS the amsteel lines so I could get the advantage of using them as tree straps when needed. It requires a ridgeline which some people may not be used to using but I think it actualy make it more comfortable. I purchased the boomstakes as a part of the bundle which here in Missouri is typically a solid option since the ground is often more compact. It takes maybe 5 minutes to get the pole and hammock setup and is easy to setup with 1 person. I can also say that it help up very well with High Winds and rain with a tarp connected and was completely stable.

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  14. Steven C. (verified owner)

    Works like a dream

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  16. Jeffrey S. (verified owner)

    Just what I was looking for! 😀 I did a little modification for really soft mushy ground. Had I a boom stake pull out on a just after thaw ground. Of course for car camping . I did put me on the ground in my hammock lol

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  17. Bob Jones (verified owner)

    I was on the fence WAAAYYYYY too long on buying this! I think of all the stellar sites I had to sadly pass by just because the trees were just a bit too far apart for a comfortable hang; the Tensa Solo eliminates those sad moments and opens up those wonderful opportunities for great hangs!
    Setting it up definitely takes a little practice. I ended up using shock cord as a place holder ( taking place of the hammock until it’s all set up). The length of the pole serves as a good measuring stick for where to place it. I lay the pole on the ground and put the base against the tree. Flip it over twice (base now on the ground) and I’m real close to where I need to be.
    The Tensa Solo is a winner and I REALLY wish I bought it sooner!

    • Todd (store manager)

      Thanks Bob. We sure could use some better instructional material that people will actually read or watch! As it is, I think everybody ends up feeling like a genius after the feeling-like-idiot learning phase. Me, for those common one-tree setups, I always attach foot end to the tree first, so end gather is about eye height (YMMV), then walk the ridgeline taut and with proper tilt to where the pole needs to be. Then toss the anchors from that spot in a V away from the pole, then attach lines and drive anchors, tension, test sit, re-tension/adjust until just right.

  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

    It set up easily. It takes a bit of practice to know where to place the anchors but it’s sturdy and the convenience of not having to sleep on the ground in areas where you can’t use a tree is great.

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  20. Ken Braithwaite (verified owner)

    Thnks for the followup Cheryl Todd. Bought these poles for my grandson for christmas. He hasn’t had a chance to use them yet but will with his scout hikes this summer. He was happy with the poles, and when I looked at them here before sending them on I was satisfied that they looked sturdy enough for him. I’m sure he will be happy with them this summer. I mentioned your web site and helpful videos he can watch for tips on setting them up. Thnks again K B

  21. Rayburn Stockinger (verified owner)

    Amazing bit of kit. I am a fan of boom stakes now. One of my favorite moto-camping events has no trees where I want to camp out in a field. A pair of solo poles have saved my nights.

  22. Graham Cameron (verified owner)

    Cheryl was amazing to deal with. The Tensa solo poles I ordered arrived in Scotland in no time. Great product but unfortunately only had a wee practice, can’t wait to use them in anger. Now saving up for the Tensa 4.

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  23. Francisco Alonso (verified owner)

    It is so nice to be able to set up camp when there is only one good tree!

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