Tensa4 is the commercial version of the original “tensahedron” design shown by one of Tensa Outdoor’s founders on Hammock Forums.
No good trees available or allowed to hang from? Or maybe you just want to hang closer to where your friends are, or to your motorcycle, or where the light and wind is best. Maybe you’re in a motel and not feeling great about the bed, or stuck in an airport long enough for a snooze. Needing only a single low-tension guyline to maintain balance, Tensa4 sets up quickly everywhere from on top of a twin or truck bed, to steep slopes, to sandy beaches, to concrete slabs. Get off the ground, no matter what!
It will accommodate any gathered-end hammock on the market, up to 12′ long, as well as some bridge (Warbonnet Ridgerunner) and transverse (Amok Draumr) hammocks. Unlike many portable hammock stands, ours supports full-size hammocks with a deep 30° sag for comfortable sleeping on the diagonal, while still offering good seat height.
The stand works fine with tarps for complete shelter. 11′ tarps are ideal; longer require modest ingenuity to tension properly, with a tarp extension kit forthcoming to provide more headroom and length.
The product is four poles made of 28 segments of custom-made telescopic anodized aluminum tubing, four pole connectors, two guylines and anchors, one ridgeline, one baseline, and a bag.