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Tensabarrier Advance Post


RRP - £108.00 Powder Coated & £125.00 Chrome
Tensabarrier® Advance Post is the most popular retractable belt barrier on the market. It has a sleek and professional look unrivalled by anything else. 

As low as £102.99 £123.59
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The Tensabarrier® is the world’s original retractable barrier developed to optimise space and effectively organise people flow. Crowd control stanchions contain a powerful constant force spring used to retract the post’s webbing. Studies show that the webbing on retractable stanchions without breaking systems accelerate at a speed of 85mph – that is faster than a Formula One car off the starting line! If the retractable webbing is released accidentally and the retraction mechanism is not fitted with a brake, the belt will snap back with enough force to cause injury.

Many competing brands do not have a braking system. The Tensabarrier® has a patented braking system that incorporates twin brake shoes. This slow retract technology allows the belt to fall to the floor when released and then slowly and safely retract back into the Tensabarrier®, eliminating the risk of injury.  The anti-tamper tape end means that you have to actually press the button to free the belt, preventing accidental release.


  • Post available in the full range of colours & finishes from powder coated to chrome and stainless steel 
  • Mild steel posts, making them more robust than aluminium alternatives 
  • 36° displacement angle, preventing the post from easily toppling over 
  • Standard 6.3kg base weight that can be upgraded to 13kgs 
  • Modular cassette design offering four-point anti-tamper connection as standard 
  • Constant torque webbing retraction
  • Originally patented Tensator centrifugal braking system 
  • Three tape ends for user specified applications: Anti-tamper, Panic Break, Magnetic 


  • The clean lines of the 889 Advance provide a stylish queuing solution 
  • The ultimate in flexibility, the Tensabarrier ̈ is easy to set up Guide & inform your customers & employees 
  • Easily achieve the optimum queue layout for your floor space with 4-way connectivity 
  • The Universal base has the lowest leading edge on the market* allowing you to create a more accessible environment for people with mobility issues 
  • Reduces customer stress by removing ambiguity as to where the customer should queue and by providing separation between individuals and queue lines 
  • Durable & hardwearing dye print that does not scratch or deteriorate 
  • Digitally printed webbing offers branding opportunities

Why Buy Our Tensabarrier®?


The Tensabarrier® has been designed and refined over its lifetime to ensure it is at the optimum height. At 970mm / 38” tall, it is deliberately shorter than competitor products to prevent people going under or over it. They are also easier to knock over due to having a higher centre of gravity and being more likely to catch on clothing or bags.


Other competitors offer longer belts, but this is only made possible by using thinner webbing, most commonly of lower grade, while keeping the same diameter post. For as long as the post diameters remain the same, longer belts always mean poorer quality webbing, which wear far less well than Tensator’s thicker, better quality material.


Made from 0.89mm military grade fabric, the Tensabarrier® belts are significantly thicker than other retractable stanchions, meaning it is less likely to suffer from degradation over time. Unlike competitor products the thread on the belts will not unravel if cut. Tensator’s digital dye printed webbing also offers a higher quality print.


The Tensabarrier® steel post offers flexibility in terms of colours and finishes – something that is limited when purchasing an aluminium post from competitors. The Tensabarrier® post material at 1.5mm is thicker than competitor products at 1.1mm, making it a harder wearing product than cheaper alternatives and less likely to get damaged.


All cassettes have an anti-tamper tape end that prevents the webbing detaching accidentally from the post when pulled out and connected. This connects to all competitor products and is marked with the Tensator® stamp of quality, for instant brand recognition.


Tensabarrier® is the safest stanchion on the market – our cassettes have the most unique braking system on the market the webbing retracts 2.5 seconds slower than its closest competitor; making it the safest solution for your customers.  

We also supply a range of other retractable belt barriers which you may wish to take a look at:

Tensabarrier® Popular Post £59.99 each / RRP £74.00 each - is one of the most functional & cost-effective post out there. Its plastic post & hi-vis chevron belts make it perfect for industrial settings. 

Tensabarrier® Outdoor Post £54.99 each / RRP £65.00 each - is of rugged plastic construction, with a base that can be filled with either sand or water for added flexibility in terms of overall weight & stability. 

Tensabarrier® Heavy Duty Post £69.99 each / RPP £85.00 each - is perfect for indoor or outdoor use and features a plastic post & solid base. The base has easy to carry handles and is stackable for easy storage.

For a more industrial and durable crowd control solution you may want to look at our solid galvanised steel crowd control barriers. These are most commonly found on construction sites and at large outdoor events.