Poles are adjustable length both in trekking and hammock stand mode, with a maximum hammock hang height at 56″, plenty for gathered-end hammocks up to 12′ long with room for underquilts. When not hanging a hammock, completely maxed out, say for supporting a tarp or fording whitewater, each pole can have the grips at 63″, or 75″ (190cm) tip to tip.
We warrant the system for users up to 250lbs (110kg). Ground anchor strength, rather than pole strength is usually the relevant weight limiter. Hiking out of very loose or muddy soil to firmer ground is advisable. Tensa Boomstake anchors can be pounded into extremely hard ground, which affords excellent stability. Bases of woody shrubs, chinks in rocks, additional or alternate anchors, and other opportune tie-down points can work where Boomstakes may not.
Choice of anchors (pair). Depth matters.
- Large Orange Screws (30cm) – 275gm with one insertion tube carried
- 40cm Boomstakes – 272gm
- 30cm Boomstakes – 228gm
- Large Peggy Pegs (31cm) – 130gm plus one 8gm 17mm driver wrench (don’t forget to order at least one, a separate line item). These are the lightest, but can’t be driven into the hardest ground. Carrying one 30cm Boomstake in addition will let you hammer pilot holes for the Peggy Pegs, making this the lightest and most reliable combination overall.