10 Best Hammock On Stand for Sale

Hammocks have been used as a place to relax or sleep for so long that no one can be sure where the first ones were employed. They are frequently staple sleeping arrangements in warm climates, and they were long used in sailing ships as bedding for the crew. They were a traditional part of the Victorian garden, especially with soft pillows and a crocheted blanket. Modern hammocks come in all sorts of fabrics, from simple mesh or cotton right on up through parachute fabric. With a supporting stand, they can be hung almost anywhere, including indoors. They can even serve as a spare bed.

Hammock Buying Guide

Hammocks are usually a mesh or a length of fabric that are hung either horizontally or suspended from above. They are usually porous, either because they are a woven mesh material or because they are made from cotton or a similar material that will breathe. They can be for one person, or two. They might have a wooden or metal "spreader" bar that will make the hammock lie flat instead of rolling up. Some models have a spreader bar at both ends, some only at one end.

Spreader bars have the unhappy characteristic of making the hammock "tipsier." One way to get around this is to attach tethers to the ends of the spreader bars to stabilize the hammock and keep it from flipping over. Another way is to invest in a hammock that does not have spreader bars. The latter tend to cocoon the occupant, but correctly hung, have more "give" and yet more support all at the same time. A third type is really more of a suspended chair. The ends of the hammock chair are suspended from above, allowing it to be used as a chair.

Hammock Frames

Hammock frames are usually long affairs that allow the hammock to be fastened at two points so as to allow people to anchor each end of the hammock. The frames might be made of a weather resistant wood such as larch or cedar but are frequently made of metal. The metal is often powder coated for extra weather resistance. Some of the frames have special fasteners to help prevent hammocks from flipping over. Others, constructed for hammocks without spreaders, have more than one hook per end for the hammock to be fastened at variable heights, and U rest for the support threads at the end of the hammock.

Hammock Chairs

As you might guess from the name, hammock chairs are primarily intended as seats rather than a place to nap although some of them are sufficiently large to stretch out on. They usually are suspended from a C-Frame that allows them to be placed in different locations without difficulty.


There are many fabric choices for hammocks. Some are no more than a woven mesh, some are cotton, some are more durable versions of cotton such as cotton duck or canvas. A popular fabric for hammocks without spreaders is parachute cloth, which is durable and often colorful, as well as being light.

Purchasing a Hammock

When purchasing a hammock, there are many things to keep in mind. One of the foremost is its purpose and whether you will be using it for more than one season. If you only need it for a short while, such as a single camping trip, you might easily be able to get away with an inexpensive emergency kit hammock. But if you hope to reuse the hammock or if it will be prominently displayed in your garden, patio or sunroom, then you will probably want something a little more upscale and comfortable. That is where the beautiful wood frames come into play, or even the more modest metal ones, along with colorful cotton or synthetic fabrics.

Practical Considerations

Always check the weight allowances on hammocks, especially if you hope to invite a second person to share it. It can be pretty embarrassing at the least to have your hammock tumble down because you subjected it to more weight than that for which it was rated. Check the feet if you plan to use a frame and hammock indoors. Some are better suited to indoor use than others. Hammocks are not recommended sleep platforms for infants, even though they can be a fun place for an older child to relax and play. If you want to use your hammock for winter camping, you will want a good insulation layer on top of the hammock and under your sleeping bag. A woolen blanket folded in half lengthwise will work well. It is a good idea to bring cloth hammocks indoors for the winter, even if they are rated weather resistant. The fabric will last longer and will be less likely to fade. If the frame is too large or heavy to easily put away, covering it for the winter is a good idea.

Kouklia Tree Hammock


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Kouklia Tree Hammock
Kouklia Tree Hammock There are few things that say summer sun and relaxation quite like a beautiful canvas hammock on a wooden stand. If there are snow drifts outside, then your hammock will be right at home in your sunroom. The stand is constructed of weather-resistant larch, and the hammock is made of Sunbrella cotton which is durable enough to stand up to outdoor weather, including alternating rainstorms and strong UV rays. The wooden parts are bolted together, the hammock is strung with light chains and lanyards, so you don’t have to worry about roped that can wear and fray. Each end of the hammock dowels is tethered. This helps keep the hammock from flipping, or from being worried by the wind.
Polyester Hammock with Metal Stand
Polyester Hammock with Metal Stand Pretty striped polyester fabric hammock on a metal frame offers a comfortable place to snooze in the sun, either solo or with a companion. The blue, white and teal stripes make a soothing color combination that can lend understated style to your outdoor areas. Designed to hold up to two adults, its weight capacity is 350 pounds. It comes with a pillow and hanging chains and is dye treated for sun resistance. It is an excellent hammock to take camping and can be set up inside or outside your tent.
Double Hammock on Stand
Double Hammock on Stand According to some hammock and camping experts, this is the best sort of hammock. Spreaders, which are intended to make a hammock lie flat like a bed, can encourage flipping or spinning. That is why the tethers for the tree hammock are a favorable feature. Hammocks without spreaders allow the user to lie across the hammock, making it behave more like a hammock chair. This model comes with a frame that has several hooks, allowing the user to select how low the hammock should hang. The frame also has a U-shaped rest for the strands of the hammock tethers, which allows the strands to spread somewhat, discouraging the spinning and flipping that makes some hammocks into a fun-house ride for a group of playful children. If the user decides to lie in the hammock lengthwise, it spreads out naturally for shoulders and hips, making it generally a more comfortable place to sleep.
Rocking Cotton Hammock
Rocking Cotton Hammock Speaking of children, here is a hammock that is designed to encourage little ones to sleep on their backs without any of that worrisome flipping and spinning. The striped cotton hammock is gathered onto a wooden support at each end of a rocking support. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who like to have a place to rest and play near parental or caregiver works spaces. The hammock has just enough “give” to create a snuggly cradle and the rocker is perfect for foot rocking while the adult watching over the little one is busy with other things. With that said, NCBI recommends that infants should not sleep unsupervised in a baby hammock for a variety of safety reasons.
No-Spreader Cotton Hammock
No-Spreader Cotton Hammock This is another hammock that does not have a spreader. The support frame is very similar to the one for the No-spreader Hammock, in that it has adjustable hangers, so the user can determine how low or high to string the hammock. It can easily be sat on sideways or lain across instead of lengthwise. It has a support capacity of 400 pounds and can be occupied by two adults. The soft, cotton fabric encourages comfortable lounging and the wide width makes it easy to add a pillow or two and a soft throw. Easy to take apart and put together for portable comfort. If you plan to take a hammock for winter camping, this is a better choice than a mesh hammock because it will be easy to add a pad or woolen blanket under your sleeping bag.
Kyleigh Cotton Hammock
Kyleigh Cotton Hammock This traditional cotton net hammock comes with a tan, yellow, green, red and white striped quilted hammock pad to help you nap without hammock weave “tattoos” upon waking. Both ends of the hammock have spreaders. The chains, hooks and hammock stand needed to suspend the hammock are included. The hammock is designed to support up to 275 pounds. With the stand, the unit weighs 40 pounds, making it a little heavy for backpacking, but fine for auto-travel camping. It is easy to set up and can be used indoors or out.
Zachary Camping Hammock
Zachary Camping Hammock This neat little number comes with a telescoping aluminum hanging frame that can easily attach to your backpack along with your bedroll. The canvas hammock is reasonably comfortable, especially with a sleeping bag stretched out on it. It weighs in at 20 pounds, so it isn’t exactly light, but not as heavy as some of the other stands. It has its own carrying case, so could easily be stored in a closet to use as a spare bed or stashed in the garden shed to be brought out with the regular garden equipment. While not as attractive as some of the more colorful hammocks and perhaps not quite as cozy, it is still a serviceable item.
 Hanging Chaise Lounge with Shade
Hanging Chaise Lounge with Shade If you are looking for the perfect place to relax with your sketch pad or book, this is the spot. While hammocks can tip or spin, this is a solidly framed seat that can be even be tethered to the frame to prevent swinging. It is perfect for a poolside or garden lounge. The shade makes it easier to avoid excessive sun exposure, especially that glare on the text of your favorite novel. It is not, however, for larger adults – weight capacity is 120 pounds. It arrives with some assembly required. The pad matches the sunshade. For a petite person or an older child, it can provide excellent garden, patio or poolside seating.
Sisco Chair Hammock
Sisco Chair Hammock If you are tired of the standard folding chairs for outdoor camping equipment, you will love this chair hammock with stand. The striped fabric sets a bright holiday mood, and the cushions will be a welcome change from metal or plastic seating. The hammock will hold up 256 pounds. It does not come with a C-Stand, although it can be used with one. It can also be hung from a tree limb or child’s outdoor gymnasium set up. It can also be purchased as a combo, in which case it does come with the stand.
Nylon Camping Hammock
Nylon Camping Hammock Designed for outdoor use, this small mesh nylon hammock is intended to brave the elements. The synthetic materials will hold up to weather, and the metal frame is powder coated for extra protection against rust and other types of weathering. An excellent choice for the beach, your poolside, or garden side quiet spot. The feet are not well engineered for indoor use, but in a pinch, you could put carpet squares under them and use it as an extra bed. Designed to be practical and functional, its comfort might be improved with a quilted pad placed in the hammock.
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5 Expert Tips To Choose A Hammock Stand & Accessories

The fact that you haven't got two strategically placed trees doesn't mean that you must give up on your hammock dream! A versatile stand can turn any spot in your garden or patio into your new siesta area within minutes.

Just make sure you choose a hammock stand & accessories that actually match your needs, from style to size and durability. Looking for some help? Well, let's not keep you hanging, then!

If you're not too familiar with this more modern approach to traditional hammocks, check out the advantages of choosing hammock stands:

  • First of all, they're much more versatile than hammocks relying on straps: not everyone has two suitable trees or poles to tie a hammock to, but everyone can use a hammock stand!

  • This also means that you can move it around wherever and whenever you wish. Sun in your eyes? Just turn it on the side a bit. Has it started to rain? Rush it underneath the porch roof!

  • Hammock stands make for an easier, hassle-free setup, too;

  • They're also very durable options, both when it comes to the stand itself and the hammock, as they keep it firmly in place, preventing damage.

There are two main types of hammock stands. If you already own a hammock, it'll be pretty obvious which one you should go for. However, if you're still deciding, here's what you should consider:

  • Standard hammock stands are designed to hold a traditional hammock horizontally, and are just what you need if you want to use it to lie down, relax or take a nap in the garden;

  • Hammock chair stands are taller models designed to hold hammock swing chairs vertically, which makes them ideal to chill out while reading a book or to work on your laptop rather than to lie down.

You have three main options when it comes to materials:

  • A stainless steel hammock stand is a sturdy and durable choice that usually includes a rust-proof coating, perfect to protect it from the harshest weather conditions. Sometimes it can even be found as a collapsible model, which makes it a practical option if you're looking for a hammock stand to take on holiday or camping with you;

  • Other metals designs can be cheaper but, while they still require lower maintenance than wood, they aren't as durable and weather-proof as stainless steel hammock stands. The most lightweight aluminum models could also be a tricky choice in particularly windy locations;

  • Wood is a beautiful natural alternative that can help you complement the style of your garden or patio. However, these hammock stands are usually more expensive and require more maintenance than metal alternatives, as they involve an oil or stain coating to protect them from the rain.

It's important to measure the length of your hammock before choosing a stand for it.

In order to hang it comfortably and be a bit more flexible when it comes to its height, we recommend adding an extra 2 or 3 feet to the actual length of your hammock.

Once you've got the most essential features sorted, it's worth thinking of the hammock accessories that could improve your relax time even further:

  • If you'd like an extra level of comfort when lying down to nap or read, consider adding a pillow. Stick to waterproof materials like polyester so that you don't always have to worry about bringing it in when it starts raining, but keep in mind that you might find your pillow on the other side of the garden during the windiest days;

  • Wheels aren't the most aesthetically-pleasing feature, but they're a handy solution if you're already excited about moving your hammock around the garden to follow - or escape - the sun;

  • A hammock stand means that you don't actually need any tree-straps. Still, they might be worth buying if you're planning on taking the hammock with you when you go camping;

  • Do you always end becoming a mosquito's favorite victim as soon as you step outside? A bug net will allow you to hang peacefully;

  • For some extra protection from the rain, both in your garden and when camping, consider a waterproof tarp when choosing a hammock stand & accessories.