Tensa Trekking Treez hammock stand

(1 customer review)


1 February 2023: We now have most of the plastic fittings professionally manufactured for our in-house assembly, resulting in much improved fit and finish over previous Trekking Treez releases.

Truly backpack-ready, Trekking Treez are stout carbon fiber trekking poles that convert to a hammock stand, for hikers like us committed to sleeping in hammocks even in tree-sparse wilderness. If you do hike but don’t use trekking poles, consider Tensa Solo to save money and gain simplicity. If you won’t hike with your stand, Tensa4 is a better choice.

We sell poles individually (one side, not a pair), because one is enough when single trees or similar hanging points are available, and many prefer to hike with only one as lightest and economical. You can configure a single pole tall enough to be used in the manner of a hiking staff.

Each side adds about 12 ounces to your base weight, with 12 ounces of pole in your hand. That’s lighter than some well-reviewed aluminum trekking poles on the market, but because they are strong carbon fiber, they are probably the most reliable trekking poles you can buy, the opposite of notoriously fragile ultralight trekking poles. The system packs to 19.5″ (50cm) long. Further weight savings accrue from not needing to carry or even own redundant ground-based sleeping gear just in case no suitable trees show up at your campsite.

Your gathered-end hammock must have a ridgeline, either integral or you can order one from us to go between the poles. Bridge-style hammocks do not require a ridgeline, but the resulting looseness of the unoccupied stand can present complications pitching a tarp.

See the new-for-2.0 User Guide (PDF format) for full detail. See also our instructional setup video, or Some advanced anchoring tips…. Finally, we’ve made several blog posts detailing their use.

SKU: TT-pole-1-1 Category:


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.

Additional information

Weight 40 oz
Dimensions 20 × 6.1 × 3 in
Poles sold individually; order two for a pair. Select top knob color:

Orange, Black, Yellow

Anchor type

2 Large Orange Screws, 2 30cm Boomstakes, 2 40cm Boomstakes, 2 Large Peggy Pegs

1 review for Tensa Trekking Treez hammock stand

  1. Kevin Walker (verified owner)

    I have used this twice so far and it works GREAT!! I bought for my canoe trips as I have been in spots where an option like this you don’t need to worry about the perfect tree spacing or orientation. I opted for the longer stakes and am super impressed with the system and how well it holds position once set up. I am not a big guy but I do move around quite a bit in the hammock. Too old for ground sleep anymore so as long as I have 1 tree I will be good to go. My Dutch Gear winter wide tarp is a bit too big for this (at least my yard set up attempts) but it works well with my Hennessey tarp. Probably only a summer option for me anyway. Love it!!

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