Best Hammock Stands 
(Outdoor, Indoor & Portable)

To help you pick the very best hammock stand, we researched over 100s of models and bought 8 of them for real-world testing. Our team spent hours and hours objectively grading each stand on sturdiness, durability, and ease of setup

The result?

After extensive testing, we have narrowed down the list to 6 models, which we feel are currently the best hammock stands in the market. Whether you're for an indoor stand, 2-person stand, something more portable, or a budget option, we have you covered.

Best High End

 Zupapa Hammock Stand Fit for 12-15 Feet Hammock

Zupapa Hammock Stand

Best Mid Range

Sunnydaze 550-Pound Capacity Universal Multi-Use Heavy-Duty Steel Hammock Stand

Sunnydaze Hammock Stand (550 lbs)

Best Inexpensive

Giantex 10Ft Hammock Stand

Giantex 10Ft Hammock Stand

Last Updated: 7th Feb, 2020

Something about lounging in a hammock creates a total relaxed and calm experience. I remember going to my aunt's house as a child. She had a big hammock in the corner of her back yard right underneath a huge oak tree. It was bright rainbow-colored and had a soft matching pillow. All the kids would fight for a turn to lay back and relax on her hammock.

It was only a matter of time before a cousin or sibling came by and flipped you over. To us, as children, a hammock was a source of fun. To my aunt, it was a place to unwind, read a book, and enjoy a glass of Merlot after all the kids were gone or in bed. I never understood just how much I needed that level of "Zen" until I had children of my own.

Taking a moment to go stretch out on the hammock and listen to the birds chirp and the wind chimes sing is my favorite part of the day. It is a comfortable place to go and bond with Mother Nature and meditate away the day's stressors.

Recently, I was out on my hammock and realized the stand was beginning to wear a bit. I have a strong wooden stand that was handmade by my brothers. It was time to start looking for a replacement because the wood has rotted, and I failed to maintain it. I came across a few great hammock stands along the way.

Here are our top 6 Hammock Stand Picks

1. Zupapa Hammock Stand – Pro Pick


Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 181 x 45.5 x 52 Inch
  • Folded dimensions: 53.2 x 13.8 x 6.7 Inch
  • Compatible hammocks: 12 to 15 feet
  • Weight Capacity: 550 lbs
  • Suitable for: Up to 2 adults or 4 kids
  • Material: Heavy gauge 2-inch diameter steel
  • Item weight: 55 lbs
 Zupapa Hammock Stand Fit for 12-15 Feet Hammock

This hammock stand is fit for single or double-nest, with and without-spreader bar hammocks. It's made of 2" diameter, 12 gauge heavy steel. It's equipped with 2 chains and 2 "S" hooks to fit various size hammocks from 12' to 15'. 

Its dimensions are 181" x 45.5" x 52" with protector caps on the ends to mitigate the dangers of sharp edges. It is easy to assemble with spring pin interlocking, which also adds to the stability of the structure so you can safely sway in the breeze. 

The Zupapa Hammock Stand has a maximum weight capacity of 550 lbs, making it perfect for a double nest hammock. 

My favorite feature of this hammock stand is the all-weather carrying bag it comes with. This allows you to take your hammock anywhere from the beach to the city pool. Who said you had to relax in your own yard?

Top Features:

  • Easy assembly
  • All-weather carrying case for portability
  • Heavy-duty, sturdy frame
  • Can hold up to 550 lbs and is durable
  • Great for multiple types of hammocks

Summary:

For less than $150, you can enjoy a large heavy-duty, durable stand for your hammock. It weighs approximately 55 lbs and is portable so you can use it virtually anywhere. This is our pro pic for many reasons. You cannot go wrong with the Zupapa Hammock Stand. It has all the perks for the right price.

2. Sunnydaze 550-Pound Capacity Hammock Stand – Best Overall


Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 124 inches long x 40 inches wide x 52.5 inches tall
  • Folded dimensions: 4 x 15 x 62 Inch
  • Compatible hammocks: 9.5 to 14 feet
  • Weight Capacity: 550 lbs
  • Suitable for: Up to 2 adults or 4 kids
  • Material: 1.5-inch diameter steel
  • Item weight: 25 lbs
Sunnydaze 550-Pound Capacity Universal Multi-Use Heavy-Duty Steel Hammock Stand

This is the best overall choice. For less than $90, you get versatility and stability. This hammock stand is designed to accommodate two person hammocks from 9.5' to 14'. It can work for many different types of hammocks, including Brazilian style and spreader bar hammocks. 

This stand is designed for indoor and outdoor use. The frame is comprised of 1.5" tubular powder-coated steel. It is weather and rust-resistant adding longevity to the list of great features. 

My favorite feature of the Sunnydaze Hammock Stand is the ease of assembly. It has spring-loaded locking mechanisms making it easy to snap together. This means there are no special tools required. You can assemble this hammock stand in a matter of minutes. This is a must-have accessory when you have no trees to hang your hammock from. 

Sunnydaze backs its products with a 1-year warranty to provide you security in your decision to purchase. 

Top Features: 

  • Best Overall
  • Heavy Duty Frame
  • Powder-coated steel to prevent rusting
  • Easy assembly (no tools required)
  • 550 lb weight capacity

Summary: 

This is our best overall pick. It's priced to sell and made with quality assurance. With a high load capacity, it's fairly lightweight around 25 lbs. It is made with many different sizes and types of hammocks in mind. It's so versatile it is sure to fit your current hammock perfectly. Don't forget the 1-year warranty! This stand meets every need you could fathom.

3. Giantex 10FT Hammock Stand – Budget Pick


Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 127.5" X 41.5"X 43"(LxWxH)
  • Folded dimensions: 3 x 12 x 58 Inch
  • Compatible hammocks: 8 to 10 feet
  • Weight Capacity: 243 lbs
  • Suitable for: one adult or two kids
  • Material: Steel
  • Item weight: 25 lbs
Giantex 10Ft Hammock Stand

The Giantex is our budget pick! For less than $70, this hammock stand does not disappoint. You get the heavy-duty quality for an unbeatable price. 

This durable stand is made of heavy-duty powder-coated steel. It comes with two metal hooks and two chains allowing for ease of attachment for your hammock. The steel pole ends are covered with pole protectors to prevent injuries from sharp edges. This stand is also rust-resistant. 

My favorite feature of the Giantex Hammock stand is the space-saving capabilities. It folds up flat so you can store it out of the way when you are not using it. You don't even have to disassemble it completely!

It is only 10ft, so it's made for shorter hammocks, but it still supports multiple types of hammocks. I can even support a shorter double nest hammock. Due to the shorter length, you won't get as much ground clearance as you would with a longer hammock stand; although it still works wonderfully in allowing you enough distance to sway in the wind comfortably. 

Top Features:

  • Budget pick
  • Space-saving
  • Easy assembly (no special tools)

Final Note:

This may not be the best choice for longer hammocks, but you can't overlook the space-saving aspect. I think this would be great for a shorter hammock on an apartment balcony or an indoor hammock in a small room. It is made sturdy and built to last, and you get all of this for a fair price.

4. Zupapa 550lbs Capacity Portable Hammock Stand – Best for Portability


Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 118 x 53 x 43 Inch (LxWxH)
  • Folded dimensions: 61.81(L) x 13.78(W) x 4.13(H) inches
  • Compatible hammocks: 8 to 10.5 feet
  • Weight Capacity: 550 lbs
  • Suitable for: two adults
  • Material: Steel
  • Item weight: 28 lbs
  • Warranty: 10-month
 Zupapa 550lbs Capacity Portable Hammock Stand

Zupapa made it to the list again! This is our top pick for portability. This two-person hammock stand is fit for a Brazilian style hammock with no spreader bar. There are 6 holes on each tube for adjustment. It's lightweight and small enough to carry to your next camping trip or outing. 

This 9 ft hammock stand is made of heavy-duty steel and measures roughly 118" x 53" x 43". It's not designed for longer hammocks but still packs a powerful load capacity of 550 lbs, making it perfect for a double nest Brazilian hammock. 

My favorite feature of this hammock stand is the portability. It is easy to assemble and disassemble with only 5 parts and requires no special tools. Plus, as the other Zupapa mentioned above, it comes with an all-weather carrying case making it perfect for loading it up and taking it on all your trips. 

Zupapa offers a 10-month warranty on all parts and workmanship, providing you with a worry-free buying experience.

Top Features:

  • Easy assembly/disassembly
  • Portability 
  • High 550lb weight capacity

Final Note: 

In true Zupapa fashion, this hammock meets a multitude of requirements. The portability is a highlight with the ease of disassembly and assembly. You can take this hammock stand to the park, beach, or virtually anywhere in the all-weather carrying case. Best of all, it's priced below $100!

5. Lazy Daze Hammocks 10 Foot Pine Hardwood Arc Frame Hammock Stand – Best Splurge


Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 10.6 x 3.84 x 3.84 ft
  • Folded dimensions: N/A
  • Compatible hammocks: 8 to 10.5 feet
  • Weight Capacity: 450 lbs
  • Suitable for: two adult
  • Material: Russian Pine
  • Item weight: 44 lbs
 Lazy Daze Hammocks 10 Foot Russian Pine Hardwood Arc Frame Hammock Stand with Hooks and Chain

This is our best pick splurge hammock stand. It is made of varnish-coated 100% imported Russian pine. This hammock stand is absolutely stunning. It fits all hammocks of different types and sizes. The dimensions are 10.6' x 3.84' x 3.84' and it's accompanied by hooks and chains for attaching your hammock. 

The Lazy Daze is easy to assemble and disassemble, and all of the hardware and tools are included for your convenience. This allows for it to be stored quickly or placed in a truck for portability. It is also sturdy enough to bear up to 450 lbs of weight making it ideal for single or double nested hammocks. 

The best part of this hammock stand is the modern aesthetic appeal it boasts. This beautiful arched piece is more than just a hammock stand. It's an art piece that displays a bold statement. 

Priced just under $150, this hammock stand is a splurge. It isn't the stand for the thrifty spender. This is the accessory you buy to draw attention. 

Top Features:

  • Stunning aesthetic appeal
  • 100% imported Russian pine
  • Easy to assemble/disassemble
  • Load capacity of 450 lbs

Final Note:

If you are the type of person to splurge on leisure accessories, the Lazy Daze hammock stand is perfect for you. It will look gorgeous in any setting and make a great accent to any pool or landscaped yard. It is recommended to protect it from harsh weather; however, it is simple to take apart to store it quickly. I love this hammock stand because of its modern artistic appeal.

6. Best Choice Products Portable Heavy-Duty 9-Foot Steel Hammock Stand – Bargain Pick


Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 115"(L) x 48"(W) x 43"(H)
  • Folded dimensions: 62 x 12 x 5 Inch
  • Compatible hammocks: 8 to 10.5 feet
  • Weight Capacity: 450 lbs
  • Suitable for: two adult
  • Material: 12 gauge steel
  • Item weight: 26 lbs
Best Choice Products Portable Heavy-Duty 9-Foot Steel Hammock Stand

This is a bargain steal, priced under $55! With superior stability afforded by heavy-duty 12-gauge steel, you are not skimping on quality at all. It is secured with steel spring pins to reinforce the stability of the frame. 

It is designed for hammocks up to 9 ft long. The frame is made of weather-resistant, powder-coated steel extending the longevity of the stand. It is designed for both indoor and outdoor use. These materials are strong enough to hold a weight capacity up to 450 lbs making it perfect for single or double nested hammocks. 

It is easy to assemble and disassemble, making it simple to break it down for storage. It is also portable and comes with a nice all-weather carrying bag for convenience. You really get all the perks for an unmatched price. 

Top Features:

  • Bargain Price
  • Easy to assemble/disassemble
  • Durable and Stable

Final Note:

You get all the functionality and features of a higher-end hammock stand for a bargain price with the Best Choice Products stand. Even if you aren't budget conscious or thrifty, you cannot go wrong with this choice for all that is offered. It's lightweight and sturdy, portable, easy to tear down and set up, and it still bears a heavy load up to 450 lbs.

Hammock Stands - Buyer's Guide

As you can see, there are many great options out there when it comes to hammock stands. There are some very important factors to consider when it comes to choosing the best hammock stand to meet your needs.

Some of the most important factors include the length of the stand, weight limit, construction, and budget. 

Key Considerations


<Length of Stand>

It is important to pay attention to the length of a stand before you purchase it. Just because they are long enough to fit your hammock doesn't mean they will be optimal for your hammock.

The length of a hammock stand concerning the hammock is in direct proportion to the ground clearance. If you buy a 10 ft hammock stand and you have a 9-foot hammock it will fit, but your ground clearance will be a mere few inches. This may not be a problem if you are using your hammock indoors, but outdoors near a grassy lawn, you have to consider insects.
For best results, you want your hammock a few feet off the ground. Consider getting a stand 1-2 feet longer than your actual hammock stand to allow for ground clearance and more support beneath you, making it more ergonomically comfortable as you lounge in the sun.

<Weight Limit>

When it comes to purchasing anything that is intended to support you while hanging above the ground, the weight limit is the number one consideration to keep in mind. You want to know without a doubt that your hammock and stand will safely bear the load of your weight and then some.

It is recommended that you allow for an extra 30-45 lbs above your current weight just to be safe for any future weight gain or compromise in the integrity of the materials of your hammock and stand as they age. You can never have too much assurance, so going well over what your weight is would be considered a perfect approach to ensuring you don't end up on the ground with a bruised ego and backside.


Another consideration to keep in mind is whether or not your hammock stand is designed for a single or double nest hammock. Don't try to utilize a single nest hammock stand for a double nest hammock. This will likely end in injury and damage.

<Installation Protocol>

You can buy the safest hammock stand on the market, but if you don't follow the construction guidelines or assembly instructions, you are setting yourself up for failure. Manufacturers provide instructions in order to provide the best, most relaxing, and safest experience for the consumer.

Many times people realize they may be missing hardware, tools, or parts that were supposed to be included with their stands. Instead of calling the manufacturer, they resort to solving the problem themselves. This isn't necessarily a bad thing; however, more often than not, the improvised part or procedure results in a malfunction leading to injury or damages.


Hammock stands come with many different assembly kits. Some include spring-loaded pins, some click or lock together, and others require screw-in pivot points. It is imperative to follow the assembly instructions completely to prevent damaging your hammock, hammock stand, and yourself.

<Budget>

Last but not least is your budget! Whether you want to splurge or make a steal of a deal, there are plenty of options to suit your budget. You can find all sorts of hammock stands from $55 up to a couple of hundred dollars. It just depends on what your needs are.

All of the options we discussed in this post are affordable for even the most frugal buyer. You won't find yourself breaking the bank with any of these hammock stands. They all have many benefits.

When it comes to the stand that supports your hammock and your weight, you really don't want to skimp on quality. You don't have to splurge to get a sturdy durable solution. There are plenty of options discussed already that are affordable and of high quality.


If you are okay with splurging a bit, take a look at the wooden stands. There are so many beautiful wood options out there. They do require some maintenance, but they make a beautiful addition to your yard, and they are well worth the added work and money.

Summing Up the Guide


It's time to get back out in the breeze. Whether you're looking for something artsier and aesthetically appealing or something simple and easy to store, there are plenty of options on the market to meet everyone's needs. What to go with something that is stunning, then wood is likely your best option. What to go with something lightweight but sturdy, aim for powder-coated tubular steel.

You deserve to have your own little slice of heaven where you can relax and read a book or listen to the birds chirp. You don't have to have two trees to string your hammock up or a fence corner that isn't meant to bear weight. Go with a hammock stand and give your leisure time some portability so that you aren't restricted to one place

If you have any queries, please leave your comments below.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top