A GUIDE TO HELP YOU CHOOSE THE PERFECT HAMMOCK STAND

HOW TO DECIDE WHICH TYPE OF HAMMOCK STAND IS BEST FOR YOU

You’ve finally found the perfect hammock to kick back and relax in all summer long. The only thing now is to figure out how you’re going to hang it.

A hammock stand is by far the easiest way to hang your hammock and is also stylish, durable, and easy to assemble and transport. A hammock stand also allows you to hook and unhook your hammock whenever you please, without having to find the perfect tree or make holes in your timber posts.

But what kind of hammock stand should you choose?

Universal Hammock Stand & Double Cotton Tranquility Hammock

TYPES OF HAMMOCK STANDS

When searching for a hammock stand, you first need to determine which type of hammock stand will work best for both you and your hammock.

METAL / STEEL

Metal hammock stands are highly practical as they are easy to assemble and disassemble and are typically made of steel with a rust-proof powder-coating that can withstand moisture if left outside.

A steel stand is also ideal if you are looking for a minimalistic, modern look.

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Steel hammock stands do not require any special care or maintenance as they are moisture and rust-resistant.
  • They are portable and usually come with a carry bag, so you can easily move it indoors or outdoors, or even bring it with you on a camping trip.
  • They have a stylish and modern look.
  • The hollow steel is more lightweight than other materials

Hammock Shop stocks both black and white steel hammock stands.

WOOD

Ideal for setting up and enjoying outdoors, wooden hammock stands tend to be more decorative and stylish than their metal counterparts. They can also differ in look based on what kind of wood and stain is used.

Because wooden hammock stands are most often used outside, they are typically made from durable and water-resistant woods, such as pine or larch wood.

However, since they are often quite attractive to look at, a wooden hammock can still be enjoyed indoors as well. They tend to be larger than steel hammock stands though and so you always need to ensure that you have the space for them first.

When shopping for a wooden hammock stand, look for wood textures and stain colours that compliment the décor in your home. Also, be sure to avoid purchasing one made from lower quality wood like spruce that isn’t rot- or weather-resistant. 

Benefits include:

  • Versatility – can be used indoors and outdoors
  • More decorative, stylish and impressive than metal stands. They really make a statment.
  • Often comes in different colours and textures so you can easily match to your existing home décor. You can also stain them to your liking.
  • Ideal for outdoor use and durable.

STANDS FOR TRADITIONAL HAMMOCKS VS SPREADER-BAR HAMMOCKS

FOR TRADITIONAL HAMMOCKS

It’s important to get the right stand to suit the hammock that you have or want. Most hammock stand found in Australia are suitable for traditional hammocks with end loops and no wooden spreader-bar. These stands typically have U-shaped ends where the hammock strings wrap over and the loop connecting to the stand hook. Some examples of these are included below :

FOR SPREADER BAR HAMMOCKS

Spreader bar hammocks typically need to be fitted longer and larger stands as they need to be hung taut and their strings cannot be wrapped over the end of stands due to instability and discomfort. You can find both steel and wooden stands for spreader bar hammocks from Pacific Hammocks. The great thing about these hammock stands is that you can usually accommodate any type of hammock on them, not just spreader-bar hammocks. This makes them versatile and allows you to switch between different types of hammocks.

14 FOOT WOODEN ARC STAND

OUR MOST POPULAR HAMMOCK STANDS

To help you with your search, here are a few options that we offer here at Hammock Shop.

14 Foot Wooden Arc Hammock Stand from Pacific Hammocks

The beautiful 14 Foot Wooden Arc Hammock Stand from Pacific Hammocks that adds elegance and class to any setting. Our most coveted hammock stand is suitable for just about any hammock.

Specs :

Capacity200 kg
Total length415 cm
Total width120 cm
Total height125 cm
Length (Eyebolt – Eyebolt)397 cm
Wood Thickness7.5 cm x 6 cm

10 Foot Universal Steel Hammock Stand in White

The 10 Foot Universal Steel Hammock Stand in White is one of our favourites. Breaking the mould of the typical black/charcoal stands, this white stands stands out from the crowd and offers a lighter, brighter tone. It matches really well with the light fibres of the Columbian hammocks as well as the Brazilian and Mexican ones as well.

Capacity200 kg
Total length305 cm
Total width120 cm
Total height105 cm
Tube Diameter4 cm
Hook MaterialZinc coated

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