Learn how you can choose the best hammock stand for your hammock with this comprehensive article.

Do you own a hammock but you’re not sure which stand to hang it from? Does your backyard lack trees? Maybe you need a hammock stand that can keep up with your adventuresome lifestyle? Sunnydaze Decor is here to help!

With lots of options out there, choosing the correct stand for your hammock can be both confusing and overwhelming.

Different hammocks can require different stands and that’s where we come in. We’ve put together a complete guide to help you make the best choice possible when choosing a hammock stand.

Below, Sunnydaze Decor has laid out all the different hammock stands we offer, and what type of hammocks can be used with them.

What is the best hammock stand for this hammock? Keep reading to find out!

How to Choose the Best Hammock Stand

Before choosing a hammock stand, you’ll need to determine what kind of hammock you have or would like to have. To determine what size stand you need for your hammock measure your hammock’s length and then add two feet to that measurement. You will want to measure from one end loop to the other.

Now that we know the type of hammock and its length, we can get to the fun part, picking a hammock stand.

Information at a Glance 

Hammock Stand Type Material Weight Capacity Additional Features Best Uses
Multi-Use Hammock Stand Powder-Coated Steel 550 Pounds Hanging Hooks & Chains Any Style Hammock 9 to 14 Feet Long
12 Foot Hammock Stand Powered-Coated Steel 350 Pounds Hanging Hooks & Chains Spreader Bar Hammocks 8 to 11 Feet Long
15 Foot Hammock Stand Power-Coated Steel 400 pounds Hanging Hooks & Chains Spreader Bar Hammocks 12 to 14 Feet Long
Brazilian Portable Hammock Stand Powder-Coated Steel 400 Pounds Carrying Case Brazilian Hammocks 10 to 12.5 Feet Long
Wooden Hammock Stand Russian Pine Wood 400 Pounds Hanging Hooks & Chains Spreader Bar Hammocks 8 to 12 Feet Long

The Multi-Use Hammock Stand

By far, our most popular stand is our Sunnydaze Universal Multi-Use Hammock Stand.

Not sure how to choose a hammock stand? You can't go wrong with the Multi-Use.

Just like the name implies, it allows you to use all different types of hammocks on it. It will fit any hammock between 9 and and 14 feet, which includes most standard spreader bar and rope hammocks. Additionally, this stand can be used with both Mayan and Brazilian hammocks.

The Universal Multi-Use stand is perfect for someone who prefers to use a variety of hammocks without having to purchase a new stand for each one. The stand can be used both indoors or outdoors, has a 550-pound weight capacity and come in a variety of different color options.

Not All Hammock Stands Are Created Equal

Remember when you measured your hammock earlier? This is where you’ll need that measurement. The ideal space for properly hanging your hammock measures out to be two feet greater than the total length of your hammock.

Not all hammock stands are created equal and Sunnydaze Decor knows that. Which is why we offer both a 12 Foot Hammock Stand and at 15 Foot Hammock Stand. Do those three feet make a difference? You’d be surprised to learn that they do! Let’s break down the 12-foot stand first.

The 12-Foot Stand

Our 12-foot stand is perfect for smaller spaces or yards and can be used indoors or outdoors. The 12-foot stand has a weight capacity of 350-pounds and comes in different color options. This stand is perfect for spreader bar hammocks, however, rope, Mayan and Brazilian hammocks cannot be used with this stand. For those hammocks you’ll need our 15-foot stand.

The 15-foot Stand

Our 15-foot stand can accommodate a standard spreader bar hammock, but it is also capable of supporting a rope, Mayan or Brazilian hammocks as well. It has a 400 pound weight capacity, can be used indoors and outdoors and comes in different color options.

Never Be Without Your Hammock

Need a more portable stand? Sunnydaze Decor has options that let you take your hammock just about anywhere, from camping to the beach.

Need Something Portable?

Our Sunnydaze Portable Steel 10-foot Hammock Stand is perfect for any adventurer.

This stand is designed to be used with hammocks that are 10 feet or shorter, like camping hammocks or small spreader bar hammocks. It’s a perfect stand for one person and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. The portable stand uses a quick-release push buttons so it’s easy to assemble and disassemble.

Don’t Have Enough Space?

If you’re looking for something that allows you to adjust your hammock height and save on space, look no further than our 2 Person Space Saving Brazilian Hammock Stand.

The stand features five adjustable hooks, which enable you to use any hammock that’s between 10 feet and 12.5 feet long. Our most popular hammock choice for this stand is right in the name, a Brazilian hammock. The Space Saving Brazilian Hammock stand can accommodate two people, has a weight capacity of 400 pounds, comes with a carrying case and is available in a variety of color options.

Upgrade Your Old Hammock Stand

Looking for a unique hammock stand? Sunnydaze Decor offers a 12-foot or 13-foot Solid Wood Curved Arc Hammock Stand.

When asking yourself how to choose a hammock stand for your unique stylish, you can't go wrong with this wooden stand

The Arc Wooden stand is made from durable Russian pine hardwood, can accommodate two people and has a 400 pound weight capacity. The stand has a sleek, arched design that creates a dynamic shape without sacrificing comfort.

The 12-foot wood stand can fit your standard spreader bar hammocks or any hammock between 8 to 11 feet long. The 13-foot stand can fit any hammock between 9 and 12 feet long.

Feeling Confident in Picking the Best Stand For Your Hammock?

Now that you’ve picked out the stand that works best for you, it’s time to get relaxing.

Need a hammock? Not a problem, check out our collection of Hammocks. Take the guess work out of picking the right stand with our Hammock Combos, all you have to do is pick your hammock style and stand size. Check out our full selection of Hammocks, Hammock Combos and Accessories.


About the Author

Alicia Bowe
Alicia Bowe
Alicia Bowe is a product specialist with a flair for interior design and outdoor decorating. By day, she actively researches, measures, and writes about all things Sunnydaze. By night, after her two kids are in bed, she spends time relaxing in the hammock swing on the patio with her water fountain running for a calming ambiance.

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I’m trying to find out whether the boat shaped stands are more stable (or less) than those with feet ? Can you help ?

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