January 08, 2019 3 min read

A hammock is truly one of the best things you can add to your list of camping items to bring. As long as there are two strong trees, then you’re all good to go. However, what if there aren’t any big, sturdy trees around your campsite?

Don’t fret because that’s where hammock stands come in! This type of hammock has poles that would allow you to set up anywhere you want. Sounds pretty good right?

If you’re interested in getting your own hammock stand set, here are some of the things that you need to know.

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Hammock Stand Sets

What is a Hammock Stand?

Imagine a rocking baby cradle, and you’ve pretty much gotten the mental image of what a hammock stand looks like. It’s a frame that can hold a stretched hammock up without a tree. These come in all shapes and sizes, depending on the size of your hammock. Most hammock stands can be folded away when you don’t need them so you won’t have to worry about these things taking up too much space in your house during the winter.

Different Types of Hammock Stands

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(top left: sumo grande; bottom left: canoa stand
right: d-stand chair stand)


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(left: omega rockstone; right: atlas)

Hammock stands are made from different kinds of materials. Each kind offers a unique set of benefits as well as downsides. One example is wood. Wooden Hammock Stands have the highest aesthetic value and versatility, but it can also be quite difficult to maintain and is rather heavy to carry around. Stainless steel, on the other hand, might be lighter and more affordable, but it may not be as durable as the other kinds. The bottom line is that you have to keep your intended usage in mind when choosing the kind of hammock stand to purchase.

Different Parts of a Hammock Stand?

The common parts of a hammock stand are the (1) arms, (2) stands, and the (3) body. Although, depending on the model type of your hammock stand, there may be some additional parts.

The body holds the arms and the stands together. These are usually the bulky part of the entire hammock stand. These can either be lowered to the ground or suspended up in the air using a stand, depending on the hammock stand’s model and purpose. A model that’s loaded lower to the ground is usually heavier and steadier, which is good if you’re planning to put it in your backyard and move it around twice a year. On the other hand, a stand with a suspended body often has more space to work with, and they usually use less material to build. This allows them to be more mobile and flexible, making them perfect for taking out on trips with.

How to Choose the Right Hammock Stand

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A regular hammock comes in all shapes and sizes. There’s a triangle hammock, an oval one, and even a suspended tent. Each of these would require different setups, so if you’re looking to buy a stand for a specific hammock, you need to make sure that they are compatible with each other.

For example, a typical hammock only has two sides, which means that the stand should also have two arms where you can hang your hammock from properly. A triangle hammock, on the other hand, has three sides, which means that you will have to get a stand with three arms. If you’re not sure what your specific hammock model requires, don’t worry because you can always ask your local hammock shop. Just make sure you know your hammock’s model name and style so they’ll know which specific model you’re talking about.

Another important tip, to experience a hammock’s maximum comfort, it needs to have that perfect sag in the middle. This means you need to make sure that the arms are not too wide nor too narrow, lest it’s not going to be as comfortable as it should be.

Why look anywhere else when you can buy the best kind of hammock stand that would fit your hammock like a glove here at WeDoHammocks. We provide excellent quality and affordable hammock stands as well as hammocks and hammock chairs. Check out our storeor contact us and let’s talk about what kind of hammock would suit your lifestyle.

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