Poles are variable 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. Accommodates bridge hammocks as well.
A ridgeline stabilizes the system when you aren’t in the hammock. Most camping hammocks have integrated ridgelines. If yours doesn’t, you will want to order or make one.
We recommend 250lbs (110kg) as a reasonable maximum for the ground anchors. The poles themselves will hold more, but meaninglessly if the anchors pull out. Hiking out of very loose or muddy soil to firmer ground is advisable. The bundled 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.
Poles can be assembled with on-the-fly height adjustment ranges of 33-38″, 41-47″, or 46-52″ with weights ranging from 332g to 458g, meaning that shorter hikers can get lighter poles.
Each system includes:
- 1 carbon fiber trekking/hammock stand pole
- 1 snow basket
- 1 rubber tip (tarp protection)
- 1 tarp connector
- 1 top knob (orange, yellow, or black)
- 2 Amsteel UCR guylines
- 2 Tensa Boomstake anchors (30 or 40cm)
- 1 lightweight carry bag