Lazing around in a hammock in the backyard with a good book or electronic device is the ultimate form of relaxation for many. However, very often the desire to relax in a hammock is hampered by the obvious lack of space and trees. If you don’t have two close trees or somewhere to hang your hammock outside, it defeats the purpose of having a hammock. That’s where the double hammock with steel stand comes in. These hammocks designed for comfort and convenience are also great space savers. Due to their easy assembly and portability, you can set them up anywhere, in the backyard, by the pool, on the patio, and even indoors!
Choosing the Right Hammock
Although a hammock seems pretty straight forward, there are certain factors that you need to be aware of so that you can get the maximum from your investment.
Most hammocks for the backyard come in two designs, the Brazilian hammock, and a spreader bar hammock. While the Brazilian style wraps around you like a cocoon, the other hammock is more spread out and usually prone to tipping if kept too taut.
Another thing to bear in mind is that Brazilian hammocks are generally more competitively priced so if you’re looking for something affordable, this style would be your best bet.
Hammocks are crafted from various kinds of materials and the durability will depend on the fabric used. While cotton or rope is more breathable than synthetic fabric, it wears out faster and also takes longer to dry. Although the synthetic fabric has a longer life, dyed colors tend to fade over a period of time. Heavy-duty synthetics, however, have a better chance as they don’t fade easily, are weatherproof, and are easier to clean.
The material of the stand is also as important. You’ll want something that is sturdy and durable. Wooden stands are classy but they will not do well in bad weather. Metal stands, on the other hand, should be crafted from stainless steel or have a proper coating to keep them free from rust.
While most hammocks with stands have weight capacities between 275 to 450 pounds or more, you need to make sure that you pick one that is the right size. The hammock should be large and strong enough to take your weight.
A hammock with a stand needs to be versatile enough to be used under various conditions. Whether you’re setting it up in the backyard or taking it on a road trip, it should be easy to dismantle and reassemble. Hammocks that have a carry bag are even better as they are easy to carry around or store. Check out our list of backpacking hammocks after this one!
AmazonBasics Fabric Hammock With Stand
The AmazonBasics Fabric Hammock with Steel Stand is highly popular for its portability and design. This durable, double hammock can be transported to any outdoor location as it’s easy to maneuver and set up. It also has a carrying case which makes it even easier to transport. Since all parts are included you won’t require any tools to set up this hammock.
The fabric of the hammock is crafted from a combination of polyester and cotton which makes it highly durable yet soft and breathable. It has a weight capacity of up to 400 pounds.
You can be sure that you’ll be secure in this hammock as the 9-foot space-saving heavy-duty steel stand has a wide base for secure placement of the hammock. Just set up the hammock in your desired location and relax.
- Easy to set up
- Space-saving heavy-duty steel stand
- Carrying case for easy transportation
- Durable polyester-cotton material
- Backed by AmazonBasics limited one-year warranty
- The storage bag is not strong enough for carrying the hammock
- The stand requires regular maintenance
KingCamp Free Standing Hammock with Aluminum Stand
An ideal hammock for your next camping trip is the KingCamp Free Standing Hammock with Aluminum Stand, the Red Dot 2019 award winner for quality, functionality, and style. Weighing just 14.3 pounds this lightweight folding hammock set is easy to assemble and take apart. It also comes with a 300D Oxford carrying bag which makes it extremely easy to carry around if you’re headed for the woods or the beach.
Just because the stand is made from aluminum it doesn’t mean that it’s not sturdy. The high strength aviation grade 7075 aluminum alloy is strong and resistant to rust and other corrosive elements. You can be sure that you’ll be secure in this hammock which also has footpads to keep it in place. Although the stand is made from aluminum, the crossbars are made from heavy-duty steel and can support up to 264 pounds.
What makes this an ideal hammock for camping is the tough fabric, crafted from a 300D Oxford double-layer seam fabric. The carry bag can also be folded down to the size of a pillow for additional comfort. It also has a large capacity side pocket for magazines or electronic devices.
- Lightweight and easy to carry in accompanying carry bag
- Winner of Red Dot 2019 award for style, functionality, and quality
- Durable aluminum stand
- Easy to fold and set up
- Hammock constructed from ripstop 300D comfortable oxford cloth
- Although it’s fairly easy to set up, it requires a little bit of effort to hook the last corner of the hammock over the frame
SUNCREAT Cotton Rope
The SUNCREAT Cotton Rope Hammock with steel stand has a few interesting features that make it a favored choice. Despite the 12-foot steel stand, the hammock is fairly easy to assemble and move. The powder-coated frame made from high-end steel is secure and rust-resistant.
The hammock itself is crafted from 100% polyester with cotton natural ropes. It also has a comfortable matching pillow, a cup holder, and an iPad bag.
- Soft and sturdy
- Easy to install
- Powder-coated frame
- Comfortable matching pillow
- iPad bag
- Extremely lightweight so has a tendency to tip over
- It does not hold up to 475 pounds as advertised. Instead, the insert in the box says 275 pounds
Vivere Double Cotton Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand
A standout double hammock with steel stand is the Vivere Double Cotton Hammock. With over 20 bright designs to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice with this hammock. Dimensions of 63 x 94 inches, a length of 130 inches, and a carrying capacity of 450 pounds allow the hammock to comfortably accommodate two adults.
The 9-foot heavy-duty steel stand with plastic caps on the ends keeps the hammock secure. You can set it up within minutes as it does not require any tools. Easily adjustable hammock hooks also give you the convenience of adjusting the hammock to the desired height.
Made from 100% cotton, combined with pure polyester end strings, the Vivere combo hammock is durable and comfortable. Another good feature of this hammock is that it also has a carrying case so you can take it along with you when you go camping.
- Has a wide range of colors to choose from
- Hammock hooks make it convenient for adjusting heights
- 100% Cotton
- Polyester end strings make it more durable
- Carrying case for easy portability
- The hammock tends to sit very low if a heavy person gets into it
Sunnydaze Double Quilted Fabric Hammock with Multi-Use Universal Steel Stand
Extremely easy to set up with plated hardware, the Sunnydaze Double Quilted Fabric Hammock is sure to add a dash of color to your backyard or patio. You can choose from four available patterns that have vibrant colored stripes. These quilted hammocks are often referred to as hanging mattresses because of the enhanced comfort they offer. With comfort being the key factor, the hammock features a soft tightly-woven fabric that feels soft to the touch.
What sets this hammock apart from the rest is the universal steel stand that is compatible with different hammocks. It’s easy to set up as all the joints lock together with easy spring-snap buttons. The hammock has a weight capacity of 440 pounds and hardwood spreader bars which make it large enough for two people. Another great thing about the Sunnydaze double hammock with steel stand is that it comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.
- Universal steel stand can fit hammocks ranging from 9.5 – 14 feet long
- 1-year manufacturer warranty
- Designed for comfort with cozy quilted polyester
- Easy to assemble and take apart
- The frame tends to rust as it’s not coated with a rust repellent pain
Heng Feng Hammock With Stand
Weather-resistant, stylish, compact, and lightweight is how we’d describe the Heng Feng 2 Person Hammock with steel stand. Like most of the hammocks with a stand, this traditional hammock is also pretty easy to set up.
Made from heavy-duty steel, the frame is hardy and does not require any tools to put the hammock together. It comes with a bamboo spreader bar which is more fun than being wrapped in a cocoon. You’ll also find a matching pillow with the spun polyester sleeping pad and a galvanized chain to attach it to the stand. The unique striped pattern has a mix of several rich colors. It’s also reversible. At 150″L x 55″W x 42″ H and with a carrying capacity of 450 pounds, this hammock is ideal for two people.
- Sturdy stand made from heavy-duty steel
- Galvanized chains to attach the hammock
- Curved bamboo spreader
- Matching hammock pillow and blanket
- Tends to sag just inches from the ground if you use the last link as recommended
Sorbus Hammock With Stand
One of the most versatile double hammocks with a steel stand is the Sorbus Hammock With Stand. Constructed from powder-coated steel, the sturdy base frame is secure, stylish, and weather resistant. 5 adjustable height positions on the hammock, give you the convenience of adjusting the hammock to a height that suits you.
This hammock is fairly easy to assemble with joints that lock together with snap button mechanisms. However, just in case you do get stuck when setting up the hammock, the included instructions will help you overcome any hiccups.
Another great feature of this hammock is the vibrant striped pattern on the heavy-duty cotton fabric that has a weight capacity of 450 pounds. The fabric is machine washable and also dye-treated for UV resistance. With a spreader bar made from solid wood, you can rest assured that your hammock will last more than one summer.
- Heavy cotton fabric
- UV resistant
- Machine washable
- 5 adjustable height positions
- Comes with instructions
- Matching pillow included
- Extremely sharp edges on the steel tubing
- The material feels a bit slippery
Sunnydaze Cotton Rope Freestanding Hammock with 12 Foot Portable Steel Stand
Designed for an average-sized adult, Sunnydaze Cotton Rope Freestanding Hammock With Steel Stand is one of the best options for someone looking for a smaller sized hammock. Although the heavy-duty steel stand supports a weight capacity of 275 pounds, the bed size is just 76″L x 52″ W.
The hammock is lightweight and easy to assemble with hanging chains and O-rings. Included with the hammock is a weather-resistant solution-dyed acrylic fabric pad with inner poly quilting and a detachable pillow for added comfort. You can choose from nine patterns to zero in on one that suits your style. Hardwood spreader bars make this an ideal bed for those who prefer a more open-design hammock. The great thing about Sunnydaze hammocks is that they are backed up by a 1-year manufacturer warranty.
- Polyester sleeping pad available in nine patterns
- Sturdy steel stand
- 100% cotton rope hammock with spreader bars
- Easy to assemble
- Requires two people to set it up the first time as it’s pretty difficult to pull from one mount pin to the other
Sorbus Hammock Bed With Stand
If you’re looking for a sturdy hammock with a steel stand, the Sorbus Hammock Bed is the best option. This free-standing, heavy-duty hammock is suited to just one person but can carry a weight of up to 500 pounds. It’s fairly easy to set up as the joints lock together with snap button mechanisms while four sturdy chains keep the bed in place. Additionally, the ‘low to the ground’ design makes it easy to get on or off.
The sturdy frame on which the fade-resistant hammock rests is made from durable powder-coated steel and provides just the right balance. You’ll also find a couple of extras with the hammock such as a detachable support pillow as well as storage pockets for books or electronics.
- Fade-resistant, machine washable, polyester fabric
- Detachable pillow
- Storage pockets
- Assembly instructions
- Durable powder-coated steel construction stand
- The detachable pillow is flat and hard
- Wobbly frame probably because just one pin fastens it together
Algoma Cotton Rope
You won’t have to break your head about putting the Algoma Cotton Rope Hammock with Metal Stand together as its fairly simple to assemble. Although this luxuriously comfortable hammock is said to be a double-lounger, it can only carry up to 275 pounds.
Crafted from 100% pure cotton rope, the hammock is supported by a sturdy steel stand. You get an easy-care polyester pad and pillow along with the hammock and a drink and iPad holder.
- 100% pure cotton rope hammock
- Easy to assemble sturdy steel stand
- Drink and iPad holder
- Easy-care polyester pad and pillow
- Hangs a little low to the ground
Lazy Daze Hammocks 12 Feet Space Saving Steel Stand
Lazy Daze is a trusted name in the hammock business with a wide variety of hammocks to suit different needs. Their Hammock and Stand Set is a great choice for setting up in your backyard or near the pool as it’s portable and easy to set up with spring-pins on the legs.
Unlike the other stands on our list, this can only accommodate one adult. It has a carrying capacity of 275 pounds and an overall length of 122 inches. Crafted from handcrafted polyester ropes, the hammock adds balance and durability. However, the soft, cotton pad and polyethylene stuffing pillow add a whole level of comfort.
The steel stand is coffee coated which makes it resistant to rust. It also has a 52 inches powder-coated, hardwood spreader bar.
- Easy to set up with spring pins
- Handcrafted polyester ropes
- Soft, polyester fade-proof pad and polyethylene stuffed pillow
- Coffee coated steel stand with plastic end caps
- Hardwood spreader bar
- Water tends to collect in the center but since it dries quickly you just need to flip it over
Lazy Daze Hammock with 12ft. Wood Arc Hammock Stand
If you’re looking for a more permanent fixture for your patio or backyard, Lazy Daze’s Polyester Fabric Hammock with Wooden Stand is a great option. Designed from 100% imported pine from Russia, the varnished, hammock stand is sturdy and durable. The dark wooden crescent arc stand, combined with the vibrant colors of the hammock will add a touch of class to your backyard.
The polyester hammock has a carrying capacity of 450 pounds. It is designed for comfort with soft fabric and wooden stretcher bars. You don’t have to worry about swinging in this hammock as the handcrafted polyester ropes and heavy-duty hanging loops will give you sturdy support.
Putting this hammock together is no ‘rocket science’ as the hardware and tools included make it pretty easy. It’s recommended that you dismantle and store the hammock during bad weather to enhance longevity.
- Sturdy and appealing with varnished pine wood
- Handcrafted polyester ropes
- Heavy-duty hanging loops
- Vibrant hammock colors
- Pulling the chains for the hammock can be a little difficult as they are a bit too short
- The hammock is a little unsteady as quite a few users have fallen out of it
Best Choice Products 2-Person Brazilian Style Cotton Double Hammock Bed
A hammock that is perfect for two people is the 2-Person Brazilian Style Cotton Double Hammock from Best Products. With a weight capacity of 450 pounds and dimensions of 115″ L x 48″ W x 43″ H, the hammock is ideal for two adults.
This double hammock with steel stand has a Brazilian gathered end style, which means that the weight is distributed in the center while the fabric is gathered to the sides. This makes it extremely comfortable, allowing you to wrap yourself in a soft suspended cocoon.
The sturdy frame, constructed from tempered steel is easy to set up or take apart. It also comes with a carrying bag for when you want to transport the hammock to a new location. Another great feature of this weather-resistant hammock is the wide range of vibrant colors.
- Brazilian gathered end style for enhanced comfort
- Heavy-duty tempered steel frame
- Easy to assemble or take apart
- The instructions are on the storage bag
- Carry bag
- Weather-resistant tightly woven cotton blend
- The joints wobble
- The cocoon feature makes it a little uncomfortable for two people