The Best Portable Hammock Stands

If you are in need of a portable hammock stand that can be taken with you on vacation or on a trip then you are in the right place. The hammock stands highlighted below are some of the best choices available when it comes to finding the best lightweight hammock stand that can be transported, removing the hassle of needing to find a pair of trees to hang your hammock from.

Many of the hammock stands below come complete with a hammock included and also come with a carry case making them very suitable for carrying over short distances or transporting in a vehicle. The majority of the hammock stands below measure 9 ft in length and although this size of hammock stand tends to be the smallest in length the majority are suitable for most body types and height ranges. We would recommend reading the FAQ’s on the retailers site if you are particularly tall just to be on the safe side as many others will have asked how suitable each stand is for their height.

In our portable hammock stand buying guide you will find a range of options to suit a range of budgets and our buying guide will also show you why these lightweight and portable hammock sets are so advantageous when compared to the more long and bulky hammock stands that are available.

What to look for in a Portable Hammock Stand

When considering what the best portable hammock stand for your needs is, you should first consider the weight of the hammock stand or the combined weight of the hammock stand and hammock should you opt of a hammock and stand combo set. Generally the majority of portable steel hammock stands are often space saving 9 ft long hammock stands that tend to weight around 25 lbs on average, if there is a hammock included with the hammock stand the additional weight of the hammock is usually around 5 – 10 lbs making the combined weight around 30 – 35 lbs.

Portable 15 ft hammock stands are fairly rare and as you can see from the comparison table above the Zupapa hammock stand is the only one we have featured (mainly due to the included carry bag), you will also see that the 15 ft long hammock stand is a lot less portable and weighs 50 lbs which is about twice as much as many of the space saving hammock stands. The only real benefit to buying a 15 ft hammock stand is that it will have a much greater weight capacity, however, the extra weight of a 15 ft hammock stand makes it a fairly unsuitable option for portability and an unwise decision should you be carrying it by foot over a long distance.

When it comes to portability some may be worried that a space saving steel stand is going to be a bit more flimsy than some of the more bulky, longer steel hammock stands. While it is true that a larger 15 foot hammock stand will be able to hold a greater amount of weight, a portable 9 foot long hammock stand is still going to be suitable for most and on average 9 ft space saving hammock stands can hold around 400 lbs – 450 lbs without any problem. If you are concerned that the weight capacity of a certain stand may be an issue, visiting the retailer to view consumer reviews and FAQ’s is a good way to check how suitable the stand will be, as you can see what others have said about the strength and durability of each stand and see if anyone else has experienced problems. All of the portable hammock stands listed here have very good consumer reviews, therefore, if you choose one of the recommended stands on this page you are unlikely to experience any issues with the weight that they can hold, provided you keep within the recommended weight capacity of each hammock stand.

As you can see from the images in the comparison table above, many of the steel hammock stand and hammock sets come complete with a carry bag included. The Driftsun and Sunnydaze 9 ft hammock stand and hammock set (pictured) also have carry bags although they are not shown in the pictures in the table above. Buying a portable hammock stand with a carry bag included is a very good idea and will ensure you do not have to search around at a later date for a separate carry bag that fits the dimensions of your hammock stand.

One last thing to consider is how easy the hammock stand is to assemble, when you are out and about away from home a hammock stand that is complicated to piece together is going to be a real pain to assemble, especially if you are in a hurry. Luckily for the consumer the majority of steel portable hammock stands are very easy to assemble and many require no tools or have the tools included on purchase. If you choose to opt for one of the options on our list take a look below at our best portable hammock stand reviews to see how easy each stand is to assemble, or if you opt for another hammock stand make sure you read the reviews as many buyers will either compliment the stand on it’s ease of assembly or mention if they had any problems.

Are there any Advantages to Buying a Portable Hammock Stand?

The main advantage to  buying a space saving 9 ft steel hammock stand is that is can be used anywhere and will not take up a great deal of space. The 9 ft long steel hammock stands listed are all fairly easy to assemble and take apart. During the winter months you can have your hammock stand set up indoors or in your bedroom should you occasionally like to sleep in your hammock and easily pack it up for moving onto the patio when the sun comes out or to take it travelling.

As with all hammock stands one great advantage is that you no longer require beams or trees to suspend the hammock from and the lightweight design of many of the portable hammock stands mean that you will never need to worry about where to hang your hammock ever again no matter where you are.

When you purchase some hammock stands, especially the larger steel or wooden ones they are very bulky and hard to maneuver even when in your home or garden and they are not always very easy to store or maintain during the winter months. A portable hammock stand is going to be a lot easier to store and since many come with a carry case included you can neatly store the stand and hammock out of the way until it is needed. Storing your stand and keeping your hammock stand indoors during wet weather is also a great way to stop any corrosion or deterioration from bad weather and will make your hammock stand look newer for longer. Portable hammock stands are also a lot cheaper than many of the larger steel or wooden hammock stands, you can pick up some portable steel hammock stands such as the Best Choice Products hammock stand (pictured) often for a little over $50 for the stand on it’s own, or for an extra 10 – 20 dollars you can get the stand with a 2 person hammock included.

What Kind of Problems do Portable Hammock Stands have?

As touched on earlier a portable hammock stand will not have as higher weight capacity as a larger 15 ft steel hammock stand or wooden stand, although equally a larger hammock stand will not be as lightweight and easy to carry. As stated above, provided you stick to the recommended weight limit for the hammock stand you own you should have no problem whatsoever with it holding your weight. If you and your partner are looking for a double hammock and stand combo set but are likely to exceed the weight capacity of many of the portable stands with your weight combined, it may be a better idea to purchase separate stands or opt for a less portable solution that can hold more weight to use around your home.

As with all steel hammock stands rust and corrosion of a portable steel hammock stand may be an issue. Even when powder coated, hammock stand frames are not completely resistant to rust problems so it is always a good idea to avoid leaving your hammock stand out for too long in bad weather. The chances are if you opt for a portable steel hammock stand it is less likely to be affected by rain and bad weather than a larger stand as it will be easier to move indoors and store due to the lightweight design and carry bag storage option.

How to find the Best Portable Hammock Stand

Your search for the best portable hammock stand begins below with our comprehensive hammock stand reviews. Below you will find a short informative review for each of the hammock stands listed in the comparison table above and in these reviews we will mention what aspects make each hammock stand either better or worse than the other options on offer, giving you a good overview of what it may be like to own each particular lightweight hammock stand. Our hammock stand reviews take into consideration the weight of the portable hammock stand and how well constructed it is, as well as other important factors such as weight capacity and ease of assembly.

After reading our hammock stand reviews for the best portable hammock stands you can click through to visit the retailer for further opinions on each of the hammock stands provided by other buyers of the hammock stand, allowing you to quickly see for yourself whether the stand is an investment that will benefit you or not. On visiting the retailer you can also read a number of FAQ’s for each hammock stand that will often cover any questions you may have regarding the hammock stands available such as more specific dimensions and the quality of the materials used for construction.

What are the Prices for Portable Hammock Stands?

Portable hammock stands are surprisingly low priced when compared with other larger hammock stands and generally start off at around $50 for a steel hammock stand without a hammock included. If you are looking for a space saving steel hammock stand on it’s own you are unlikely to need to spend much more than $100 and in many cases you can find a 9 ft hammock stand for a lot less than $100.

If you are looking for a portable steel hammock stand with a hammock included, prices start at around $60 and you are unlikely to spend in excess of $130 even if you opt for a very high quality hammock stand combo set from one of the more well known brands such as Vivere.

Overall portable hammock stands are the cheapest hammock stands on the market and are one of the most cost effective ways to hang your hammock without the need for beams or a pair of trees.

What do our Hammock Stand Reviews say?

Portable Steel Hammock Stands Without Hammock Included

Sunnydaze 9 ft Steel Hammock Stand

The Sunnydaze 9 ft steel hammock stand is a very lightweight hammock stand that is slightly let down by its below average weight capacity of 400 lbs. Suitable for use with non spreader bar style hammocks between the lengths of 10 – 12.5 ft the stand features 5 settings to adjust the hammock and is very easy to assemble requiring no tools to set up. The hammock stand also comes complete with a 1 year manufacturers warranty from Sunnydaze making it a very safe choice to consider.

The Sunnydaze 9 ft space saving hammock stand has a number of positive reviews from a range of buyers and most comment on how sturdy and well made the hammock stand is, many also note that the hammock stand is very easy to put together, taking in most cases a few minutes to assemble and take apart. One complaint some occasionally have is that the hammock stand is a little too short for their particular hammock, however for an extra few dollars you can get this Sunnydaze hammock stand with a hammock included to avoid any complications when it comes to getting a hammock that fits.

Overall if you are looking for a portable hammock stand with a carry bag included this is an excellent choice and the 1 year Sunnydaze warranty allows you to buy in complete confidence. If you already own a hammock and are anxious that it may not fit this hammock stand, click the link below to take a look at some of the numerous FAQ’s for the stand as many other have also inquired about what hammocks are suitable for use with this stand.

Visit Retailer to view color options, buyer reviews and FAQ’s for the Sunnydaze 9 ft Steel Hammock Stand

  • $$
  • Supports up to 400 lbs
  • Item Weight: 25 lbs
  • Length: 9 foot
  • Suitable for non-spreader bar hammocks 10 – 12.5 ft long
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Sunnydaze Universal Multi-Use Steel Hammock Stand

The great thing about this hammock stand from Sunnydaze is that it is able to accommodate a wide range of hammock types between the lengths of 9 – 14 feet, if you have a Mayan, Brazilian, Caribbean or spreader bar style hammock between those lengths then this multi purpose steel stand should be capable of holding it and as with all Sunnydaze products you can buy in confidence thanks to the 1 year manufacturers warranty.

With a 440 lbs weight capacity this 10 ft hammock stand is a very sturdy choice and it can be assembled easily without any tools due to it’s spring snap button joints. As far as portability goes this is a very lightweight hammock stand to consider, weighing only 25 lbs and it is a little longer than most space saving 9 ft steel stands.

Overall buyer reviews for this Universal steel hammock stand are very good and most compliment the sturdy design and how easy the stand is to put together. The only real issue with this lightweight hammock stand is that it is the only steel hammock stand featured on this page that doesn’t come complete with a carry bag included.

Visit Retailer to view buyer reviews and FAQ’s for the Sunnydaze Universal Multi-Use Steel Hammock Stand

  • $$
  • Supports up to 440 lbs
  • Item Weight: 25 lbs
  • Length: 10.3 foot
  • Suitable for Hammocks 9.5 – 14 ft long
  • Carry Bag not included
  • Rating: 4.3 out of 5

Best Choice Products Space Saving Steel Hammock Stand

One of the cheapest space saving steel hammock stands around as well as one of the most sturdy, with a 450 lbs weight capacity. The Best Choice Products 9 ft steel hammock stands is frequently a best seller and has a great many buyer reviews to back it up. The steel hammock stand comes in 5 pieces and is very easy to assemble in a matter of minutes by using the 4 screw knobs to attach the parts to each other.

One complaint some have is that this steel hammock stand isn’t really suitable for longer hammocks. If you are a little unsure if your hammock will fit this particular stand do take a look at the FAQ’s for the stand via the link below, in the FAQ’s there are a great deal of potential buyers who have asked if their particular hammock will fit this stand and you can quickly get a good idea of what hammocks are suitable.

Overall this is a cheap hammock stand that is ideal for anyone on a budget. If you are looking for a portable and space saving steel hammock stand for smaller sized hammocks then this steel stand ticks all of the boxes and has a number of positive reviews to back it up.

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  • $
  • Supports up to 450 lbs
  • Item Weight: 26 lbs
  • Length: 9 foot (115″)
  • Rating: 4 out of 5

Zupapa 15 ft Steel Hammock Stand

15 ft hammock stands are rarely very portable options to consider and the Zupapa is not really an exception, however one thing the Zupapa 15 ft hammock stand does have is a carry case included making it a more suitable 15 ft stand to transport than others. Weighing around 50 lbs in weight you are unlikely to want to take this hammock stand on a hike, but thanks to the carry case the hammock stand will be easier to transport and to store, as well as take over very short distances by hand if necessary.

If you are looking for a lightweight hammock stand that you wish to carry by hand regularly, we would not recommend this hammock stand over any of the 9 ft options available. If however you really do need a longer 15 ft stand that is capable of holding more weight than portable stands, then this is a good option to choose and has a number of very positive reviews.

The stand is easy to assemble in a few minutes and features interlocking poles with spring pin construction. Overall this is a well priced large 15 ft hammock stand that most will love, however it is very heavy and a lot less portable than all of the other lightweight options listed on this page!

Visit Retailer to view buyer reviews and FAQ’s for the Zupapa 15 ft Steel Hammock Stand

  • $$
  • Supports up to 550 lbs
  • Item Weight: 50 lbs
  • Length: 15 foot (181″)
  • Suitable for Hammocks 12 – 15 ft long
  • Rating: 4.7 out of 5

Portable Steel Hammock Stands and Hammock Sets

Driftsun Double Hammock with 9 ft Steel Stand

The Driftsun 9 ft steel hammock stand and double hammock combo set is one of the most lightweight around and comes complete with a carry bag for easy storage and transportation. Able to accommodate 2 adults up to a weight capacity of 450 lbs this is an easy to assemble steel hammock stand with hammock set that can be pieced together in a matter of minutes without the need for any tools.

Many compliment the Driftsun Double hammock and stand for it’s very comfortable feel as well as it’s high quality sturdy design. One of the only minor downsides of this hammock and stand set is that it may not be suitable for anyone who is not particularly nimble, since the hammock dips down quite low some may find it hard to get out of although for the majority there should be no issue with this.

Overall if you are looking for a portable, cheap steel hammock stand and double hammock set this is one of the best around and is one of the most lightweight options available at present.

Visit Retailer to view color options, buyer reviews and FAQ’s for the Driftsun Double Hammock with 9 ft Steel Stand

  • $$
  • Supports up to 450 lbs
  • Item Weight: 26 lbs
  • Length: 9 foot
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Best Choice Products Double Hammock With Space Saving Steel Stand

Just like the Best Choice Hammocks Steel hammock stand when bought on it’s own, the double hammock and 9 ft steel stand set from Best Choice is one of the cheapest around and one of the most popular with hundreds of buyers leaving a review.

Although the Best Choice Products double hammock and stand really doesn’t have many stand out features when compared to many of the other hammock stands around, it really is very good value for money and a fairly durable product with a weight capacity of 450 lbs. Weighing around 30 lbs in weight the Best Choice hammock stand is a fairly portable choice, however many feel that the carry bag isn’t of a very good quality.

Overall if you are looking for a very transportable hammock with stand, the included carry bag on this model may be a disappointment to you and it may be a better idea to buy a slightly more expensive hammock and stand set to ensure the carry bag isn’t quite so flimsy.

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  • $
  • Supports up to 450 lbs
  • Item Weight: 30 lbs
  • Length: 9 foot (115″)
  • Rating: 4.3 out of 5

Sunnydaze Brazilian Double Hammock with Stand

As with the hammock and stand set above, the Sunnydaze hammock stand with Brazilian hammock does not possess many features that make it stand out from the crowd but this hasn’t stopped it getting a number of very positive buyer reviews, with many buyers impressed by the high level of comfort provided as well as the good looks of the hammock and stand set.

One of the best things about buying product from Sunnydaze is the 1 year manufacturers warranty allowing for complete peace of mind for the consumer, the customer service from Sunnydaze is also extremely good so in the unlikely event you do experience any problems with their products they will often be very helpful.

The main downside to this hammock and stand set is that the 400 lbs weight capacity is a bit lower than the average and this may be off putting to some. Overall if the lower weight capacity is not an issue for you then this is a good transportable hammock set to consider that requires no tools for assembly and comes complete with a nylon carrying case.

Visit Retailer to view color options, buyer reviews and FAQ’s for the Sunnydaze Brazilian Double Hammock with Stand

  • $$
  • Supports up to 400 lbs
  • Item Weight: 30 lbs
  • Length: 9 foot (108″)
  • Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Vivere Double Hammock with Space-Saving Steel Stand

The Vivere hammock stand and double hammock set is highly recommended not only by us but by numerous buyers also. By far the most popular hammock stand and double hammock combo set around, it is also quite possibly the best 9 ft hammock and stand set on the market and is available in a range of color options for the hammock as well as a choice of material.

When compared to other 9 ft hammock and stand sets the Vivere set is a little more expensive and is not quite as lightweight as some, however these are fairly minor issues when you take into consideration how well made and comfortable the Vivere hammock set is. If you need a hammock stand with hammock that is easy to assemble, attractive, durable, stable and of a high quality then the Vivere model is a perfect choice and a very good value for money.

Click through to the retailer below to take a look at how positive many buyers are about this hammock and stand set and see why we consider this to be one of the best 9ft space saving steel hammock stand and hammock sets currently available.

Visit Retailer to view color options, buyer reviews and FAQ’s for the Vivere Double Hammock with Space-Saving Steel Stand

  • $$ – $$$ Depending on Color or Fabric
  • Supports up to 450 lbs
  • Item Weight: 33.6 lbs
  • Length: 9 foot
  • Rating: 4.7 out of 5