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 one or two low-tension guylines to ground or heavy objects, Tensa4 sets up quickly everywhere from on top of a fallen log, 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 bridge (e.g. Warbonnet Ridgerunner), transverse (e.g. Amok Draumr XL) and even the Haven XL hammocks. Unlike most hammock stands, Tensa4 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 or our Tarp Extensions for Tensa4, which also provide more headroom.