The hammock has had a long and interesting journey and interaction in relation to us humans since the day it was first conceived. In the beginning, hammocks were used by various pre-Columbian Mesoamerican tribes such as the Arawak and the Taíno peoples of South America and the Caribbean. These indigenous tribes of Central and South America used hammocks primarily in lieu of beds, i.e. hammocks to them served the same purpose as beds did to Europeans, resting places used for sleep and respite.
After European seafarers had come in contact with the Arawak and the Taíno peoples, and became aware of the hammock, they saw potential there. Mainly, potential to be used aboard ships in order to maximize available space and provide an economical and pragmatic substitute for beds. Thus the hammock became a symbol for sailors and their craft, but this was not to be its final form.
In the twentieth century, with the rapid development of tourism, particularly tropical tourism which involved visiting exotic tropical destinations, the hammock took on a new identity. It became symbolic of relaxation. Imagine a person with a straw hat casually slipped atop their eyes, sipping on a cocktail with one leg dangling from a hammock at sunset on a sandy beach somewhere in the Caribbean. There is definitely something primordially relaxing attached to such a tranquil image.
Now imagine having that same experience of tranquillity, but achieving it in the comfort of your own back yard, if that is what you desire. Because we humans are so crafty and inventive, we came up with a way to transfer that feeling of peace and practicality to within our own reach. I introduce to you: hammocks with stands. Hammocks that you can use wherever you please without the prerequisite pair of palm trees to suspend them from. We will be briefly discussing the five most sought after and well-reviewed hammocks with stands out there, taking into account various factors such as comfort, durability, price, versatility etc.
5 – Prime Garden 9′ Double Hammock with Stand
The Prime Garden double hammock with stand, as its manufacturer’s name would suggest, is some prime garden material, let there be no doubt in your mind about that. The reason it’s only ranked at number 5 on our top five list is that there is just so much competition out there, and the top spots are decided by the slightest nuances in quality. In terms of price, this hammock is just about in the middle of the pack, it’s neither extra cheap so that you can consider it a bargain, nor is it by any means a rip-off. It is simply suitably priced for what it offers.
The hammock comes with multifunctional components, such as the soft Polyester pad that ensures comfort and relaxation. There are also eighteen hand-made 100% cotton ropes used for fastening the pad to the stand. The ropes and pad have been tested to support a maximum weight of 450 lbs. (approximately 205 kg), which is more than enough to enjoy the comfort of this hammock in the company of someone, if you so please. The dimensions are 78 x 54 inches, meaning that you won’t have to worry about leg room unless you are an NBA player (guards excluded), in which case you can simply order a larger hammock pad. The stand is made of durable stainless and rust-resistant steel. All materials are extremely durable for outdoor conditions, which allows you to place this bad boy in the back yard and not worry about it unless there is a particularly nasty storm a-brewin’.
All things considered, this hammock is quite a good choice if you’re on the market for something that’s not too expensive but has a certain degree of quality to it. Certainly a good buy, which is why it is on the top five list.
4 – Best Choice Products Double Hammock with Stand
When it comes to the Best Choice Products double hammock with stand, you can be sure that if you are on a tight budget but are looking for a hammock with stand, then this one would be the best choice for you. Out of all our top five hammocks with stands, this one is the most inexpensive one, which makes it available for a wider variety of interested customers. Don’t let its price tag fool you however, this hammock is on a par with the rest of them when it comes to levels of comfort and sheer quality of product.
The hammock’s pad is made out of 100% cotton, so you can rest assured that sleeping in this beauty would be about as close as it gets in levels of comfort and relaxation as it would be to sleeping on a cloud. The steel stand on the other hand, is made of sturdier stuff, top-quality weather resistant steel. An interesting addition to this hammock when compared to the other ones on our list, is that this one comes with an accessory tray that can be fitted onto the steel stand, so when you need a place to put away that glass of lemonade before you doze off into slumber land, just turn to your trusty tray and stop worrying if you’re going to spill your drink once you wake. The tray also comes with holders for your phones, tablets, books, magazines, you name it, and it has it.
As for the dimensions, this hammock is slightly smaller, but can still support up to 450 lbs. (205 kg) of weight, meaning it is perfectly suitable for couples. And even though the bed’s dimensions are slightly on the short side, standing at 76 x 57 inches, there is still enough room to snuggle up, alone or in twain, and find that perfect spot to get some precious rest and relaxation. Taking all these factors into consideration, this hammock would definitely be a great addition if you’re looking for a good deal on a product that isn’t far behind when it comes to quality.
3 – SueSport Double Hammock with Stand
Now we’re swimming with the big sharks. The SueSport double hammock with stand is a fine example of great craftsmanship to go with an affordable price. But in addition to this, the company offers a little sweetener to the deal. If you choose to purchase this hammock with stand, you can opt to participate in SueSport’s 30-day DARE TO COMPARE Money Back Challenge! What this essentially entails is that you can buy the hammock, take it on a sort of a ‘test drive’ for a month, and then if you decide you are not satisfied for whatever reason, you can return the hammock and receive a full refund. That sounds like a pretty sweet deal, but not only that, it also goes to show how confident the manufacturer is in the quality of their product.
Now, onto the product itself. The hammock’s pad is made from 100% cotton, as is tradition among the finest hammock manufacturers. The cotton finish, as you might imagine, ensures exquisite levels of softness and comfort, but be careful, laying in one of these hammocks can have you taking unusually long naps due to not being able to resist them. The steel stand is also of the top-shelf variety, made of sturdy and strong stainless steel. The hammock in its entirety is quite durable to all weather conditions, barring the worst.
As was the case with the previously mentioned double hammocks, this one too has a maximum weight capacity that caps at about 450 lbs. (205 kg), so it should be more than sturdy enough to embrace a couple willing to relax in its soft caress. When we consider all these points, I’d say the SueSport hammock with stand is actually an excellent deal. It offers nearly the same benefits as the top 2 hammocks but at a much more affordable price.
2 – Sunnydaze Desert Stripe Cotton Rope Hammock with Stand
Although it’s quite a mouthful, the Sunnydaze Cotton Rope Hammock with Steel Stand, Pad and Pillow can be summarized in one word – leisure. Even on first glance, you can already imagine yourself leisurely sprawled across its fine quilt covered cotton ropes, face down or face up, whichever you prefer, having one of the best naps of your life. That’s the potential this hammock has. The price is, admittedly, a little bit on the steep side, but when you have an opportunity to own something of this quality, a slightly higher price should be the least of your worries.
First of all, the maximum weight capacity of this hammock is 275 lbs. so unlike the others on this list, this hammock’s qualities should really be enjoyed in solitude, in order to be fully experienced. If you want a place to just go away and relax with a good book or nothing but your own thoughts and dreams for your company, with the Sunnydaze hammock that place can be in your very own back yard. The hammock’s bed’s dimensions are 76 x 52 inches, couple that with the exquisitely soft matching pad and pillow and you’ve got yourself basically the softest of beds that you can leave in your yard. The ropes that form the base of the hammock are a quarter inch thick and made out of high quality cotton for maximum durability combined with comfort.
The steel stand’s dimensions are 12L x 36H x 48W inches, and it weighs around 25 lbs. which makes it quite easy to relocate so you can find the perfect spot for your hammock. The steel tubes that form the frame are about an inch and a half thick which guarantees maximum sturdiness and safety for your resting purposes.
Although it holds second place on our list, mostly because it slightly edges the number one selection when it comes to the price, I would definitely consider the Sunnydaze hammock among the best hammocks out there, partly because of its unique design of using intertwined cotton ropes as a base, which does wonders for your sleep not only from a comfort level but from a physiological one; this design allows for greater air flow and much more spine flexibility during resting, which does wonders for any back pain you might be experiencing.
1 – Vivere Double Hammock with Stand
Now for the cream of the crop, the best of the best, the absolute top gun when it comes to the hammock business, the Vivere Double hammock with stand. Even at glance value, you can tell that this is a quality hammock. And you would be right on the money with that assumption. This is as good as it gets. Primarily due to the level of professionalism of the manufacturer. First of all, they not only offer an exquisite hammock for sale, but they also include a 12-month warranty on all materials and workmanship. That’s it, you read it right, not only can you return the hammock in the highly unlikely eventuality that you don’t like it, but you can do it at any time over the period of no less than a whole year. If that isn’t a great deal then I don’t know what is.
The hammock itself is a joy to describe. First of all, there are no restrictions as with the previous hammocks when it comes to the material you wish your pad to be made in. You can choose from three separate pad materials: cotton, which is the go-to choice if you’re looking for maximum softness and a comfortable nap place, polyester, which is what you go for if you are looking for that high-tech hypoallergenic stuff, or Sunbrella®, which is basically a yarn dyed acrylic fabric with exquisite weather durability, and is considered as a sort of a mid-point between the ultra-softness of the cotton and the state of the art polyester. No matter which material you choose, the price of the hammock remains the same. Another great deal.
The steel stand is also quite a marvel of craftsmanship, measuring about 9 feet and constructed of heavy duty steel coated to withstand all but the worst climates. All in all, this hammock is number one for a good reason, its quality is unsurpassable, and its price is what you would expect it to be for such high quality, a bit steep but definitely worth the investment.
When it comes down to the stretch, these are the best hammocks with stands out there today, and as you can see, there is plenty to choose from, whether it’s a bargain you’re looking for, or something a bit more pricey but definitely of the soundest quality there is, you have it all here. Just be careful, your bed might get jealous once you start spending more and more time with your newest acquisition.