Poles are adjustable length both in trekking and hammock stand mode, with a maximum hammock hang height at 56″, enough height 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 hold, 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, affording 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.
For those of you who already own suitable guylines and anchors we are now offering a pole-only option. Your guylines MUST be hammock-suspension rated. Our Hubz are sized for 7/64″ Amsteel, so if using with webbing tie a small Amsteel loop to the end of the webbing. Anchors should be at least 30cm (12″) long. Anything shorter may often not hold.
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.