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There’s no better backyard accessory than a hammock, and there are a lot of options when it comes not only to hammocks but to hammock stands. You want something sturdy and safe that’ll hold up in weather. These backyard hammock stands do all that, and range from solo to multi-hammocks and some doubles and trios.
This is one of the top questions my friends ask me. “What’s the best backyard hammock stand?” The truth is, it depends on what you’re looking for. I love the look of a wide, spreader-bar style, luxurious cotton hammock for the backyard, so a large, stable stand is going to suite those needs. If you have kids, though, these can be tricky to balance in (and stay in). I also often suggest a parachute-type portable hammock, as you can take these hiking and to the park and post up in trees.
A few of these backyard hammock stands are also portable in case you decide you want to pack it up and take it to the park, an outdoors birthday party, or camping. Some of them are definitely permanent (heavier) and not meant to move (see the comments on each). Check out these options if you are looking for a portable hammock stand.
Most of these backyard hammock stands are versatile and work with a variety of hammocks, but be sure to check the details on both the stand and the hammock before purchasing. Bonus round: one even comes with a hammock.
Petra: Leisure Wooden Arc Hammock Stand
This elegant teak finish wooden hammock stand is not the cheapest, but it’s also not steel. If you’re looking for a more elevated look for your backyard, this European wood stand is the way to go. It includes chains and s-hooks to hang the hammock and can hold up to 450 pounds. It totals 14′ long and can hold hammocks between 9′ and 11′ long. It’s great for those spread-bar style hammocks and the perfect place for an afternoon nap.
Sunnydaze: Steel Hammock Stand
Available in four colors, this steel stand is perfect for hanging a variety of hammocks. This stand holds up to 550 pounds and fits hammocks from 9.5′ to 14′ long. Easy to assemble, it also includes 18″ chains and all the hardware needed to hang a hammock, including two 3″ s-hooks. The stand itself is 14′ and super sturdy with a wide base. It also has a year warranty and 4.5 stars on Amazon with more than 3,000 reviews.
Kammok: Baya Hammock Stand
Kammok makes not only great hammocks, but an awesome variety of hammock stands. The newest in its collection is the Baya, with a triangle-frame that creates a lounge bringing three hammocks (and up to six people) together. Different center pieces allow you to customize the setup with a table, a cooler, or an umbrella.
Vivere: Steel Stand with Double Hammock
This stand comes with a hammock! It’s a thick, durable cotton double hammock and super comfy (I own one and bought one for my brother and his family). The steel stand is sturdy and easy to put together and take apart. It doesn’t require tools, but a little bit of brute strength helps. It’s durable and well made, and you won’t ever have to worry about flipping out of it. It’s great for a permanent backyard hammock stand but also portable. It also comes with a carrying case.
Best Choice: Steel Hammock Stand
If you don’t need the hammock, this is your best bet for a sturdy steel stand that’s also portable if you need it to be. This backyard hammock stand holds hammocks up to 9′ long with a weather resistant finish and includes a carry case. It holds up to 450 pounds, so big enough for two people. It has nearly 4,000 reviews and 4.5 stars on Amazon.
Kammok: Swiftlet Hammock Stand
Kammok’s Swiftlet is made for hammockers on the move. It’s the most lightweight optioin at just 15 pounds and easily packs down to take a friends or the park. It’s also perfect for a backyard hammock stand, too. The hooks are adjustable to accommodate different length hammocks (Kammok or otherwise).
This geometric design holds up to eight hammocks and 16 people. The parts are interchangeable for easy assembly. It’s made of steel piping so it’s plenty durable. This is another great option as a more permanent hammock stand in the backyard or somewhere you will be for a few days to enjoy it.