Best Portable Hammock Stand – Expert Reviews

Updated: February 12, 2024

Finding the best portable hammock stands for camping can be a costly affair, but they're usually made of steel and should last you a lifetime. 

The most durable portable hammock stands tend to weigh anywhere from 25-35 pounds, with anything under 25 pounds considered light and anything over 35 pounds considered heavy.

Here are my top 5 best portable hammock stands for camping.  

Best Overall Portable Hammock Stands

1. ENO Nomad Stand

ENO - Nomad Hammock Stand - Outdoor Stand for Camping, Hiking, Backpacking, Traveling, a Festival, a Picnic, Patio Furniture, or The Beach - Royal/Charcoal

5/5 Overall Rating

At a mere 15 pounds, the ENO Nomad Stand is impossibly light, which makes it an amazing option for someone who enjoys taking regular excursions that would require the use of a hammock.

The hammock stand is made out of aluminium alloy and breaks down effortlessly into its own carry case. It can be set up in less than 10 minutes and broken down just as quickly.

This hammock stand can only accommodate one person and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds, so it may not be practical for longer trips, but is certainly fantastic for shorter backpacking trips.

Main Features
  • 15 pounds
     with 300 pound weight capacity (for kgs see the Comparison Table)
  • Aluminium alloy frame
  • Simple shock-corded construction
  • Two pyramid bases
  • Can accommodate one single hammock
  • 13 feet long (for meters see the Comparison Table)
What we like
  • Extremely lightweight and portable
  • Easy to assemble and breakdown
  • Carry case included
What we dislike
  • Accommodates one hammock
Key Takeway

The ENO Nomad Stand is exactly what you’d look for in a portable hammock stand; it is extremely lightweight and portable, making it fantastic for shorter backpacking trips.

2. Sunnydaze Universal Hammock Stand

Sunnydaze Universal 2-Person Hammock Stand - 550-Pound Capacity - Heavy-Duty Steel Outdoor Hammock Stand - Fits 9 to 14 Foot Hammocks - Black

4.5/5 Overall Rating

The Sunnydaze Universal Hammock Stand can accommodate almost any hammock between 9-15 feet in length. 

The hammock sand has several support beams and anchor points and allows for your hammock to be set up in a few different ways with the stand with its chrome plated chains and s-hooks.

The hammock stand weighs 25 pounds, so it would be considered on the lighter side, which is a positive. It has a weight limit of 450 pounds.

However, the hammock stand does not come with a carry bag, so if you intend on transporting the hammock stand you would have to purchase the bag separately.

The Sunnydaze Universal Hammock is easy to set up with no tools needed.

Main Features
  • Universal option
  • Can accommodate a 9-14 foot hammock
  • Chrome plated chains and S-hooks
  • 25 pounds
  • 450 pound weight capacity
What we like
  • Durable and weather resistant 
  • Easy to assemble
  • Sturdy and dependable
What we dislike
  • Carry bag not included
  • Can be slightly unstable when being moved
Key Takeaway

The Sunnydaze Universal Hammock Stand is affordable for a potable hammock stand, sturdy and dependable and is the perfect companion for your camping trip. It can accommodate almost any hammock and is easy to set up. However, you will need to buy your own carry bag in order to transport it.

3. Best Choice Products 9’ Space Saving Steel Hammock Stand

Best Choice Products Portable Heavy-Duty 9ft Steel Hammock Stand w/Built-in Wheel, Carrying Case, Weather-Resistant Finish, 450lb Capacity

4/5 Overall Rating

The Best Choice Products 9’ hammock stand is the highest rated portable hammock stand, and for good reason. The hammock stands heavy duty construction ensures thee hammock stand is sturdy and durable.

The full welding along the joints further ensures the hammock stand will remain durable and strong.

The body of the hammock stand uses a snap-together set up, which allows you to quickly set up and take your hammock stand apart as necessary.

The portable hammock stand also comes with a convenient storage bag to make transporting your hammock stand as easy as possible.

Main Features
  • 6 size settings for multiple types of hammocks
  • Weighs 26 pounds
    with 450 pound weight capacity
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Weather-resistant black powder coated finish
  • Accommodates a 9-foot hammock
What we like
  • Easy to assemble and take down
  • Portable, space-saving design
  • Carry bag included
What we dislike
  • Sturdy, but may not be suitable for larger individuals
Key Takeaway

The Best Choice Products 9’ hammock stand is fantastic. Easy to use and transport, however, it may not be able to accommodate bigger individuals, but it is still a really good choice for anyone looking to go camping.

4. ENO SoloPod

ENO - SoloPod Hammock Stand - Outdoor Stand for Camping, Traveling, a Festival, Patio Furniture, or The Beach - Charcoal

4/5 Overall Rating

This unique design involves securing the stand under the wheels of your car, which makes the ENO SoloPod great for car camping or road tripping.

The hammock stand is made out of rust resistant powder coated steel and can be assembled in under 10 minutes.

The hammock stand also takes up minimal space in your vehicle, so no need to worry about that.

At 56 pounds, the ENO Roadie Car Stand is on the heavier side, but due to the nature of the stand you will not be carrying the stand around.

Main Features
  • Weighs 56 pounds
    with 250 pound weight capacity
  • Rust resistant powder coated steel
  • Can hold one hammock
What we like
  • Durable
  • Easily set up
What we dislike
  • Not as versatile as other portable hammock stands as it fills a niche need
Key Takeaway

If you love road trips and seek a sturdy hammock that attaches effortlessly to your car, the ENO SoloPod is great. It is however, best for solo travellers as it only has a 250 pound weight capacity.

5. Vivere Double Hammock Stand

Vivere Double Cotton Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand, Tropical (450 lb Capacity - Premium Carry Bag Included)

4/5 Overall Rating

Vivere Double hammock stand comes with fabric, with the option of either polyester, cotton or sunbrella fabric. 

The stand also comes with a few helpful accessories including a wheel kit, double hoot set, tree straps chain hanging set and a carrying case.

The stand weighs 33 pounds and has a weight capacity of 450 pounds. The hammock stand can comfortably accommodate 2 adults.

The hammock stand is made out of durable powder coated steel, which also comes in different colors.

The hammock stand is very easy to set up and requires no tools and little man power.

Main Features
  • Weighs 33 pounds with 450 pound weight capacity
  • Fabric included
  • Powder coated steel
  • Accommodates a 9-foot hammock
What we like
  • Comes with the fabric and a variety of accessories
  • Affordable
  • Accommodates two adults
What we dislike
  • May not last an incredibly long time
Key Takeaway

Vivere Double hammock stand is not only affordable but includes everything you’ll need including the fabric. Affordable and practical. However, it may not be your best choice when looking for a camping hammock.

Portable Hammock Stand Buyer's Guide

There are a few things you will need to consider when purchasing a portable hammock stand, below is a buyer’s guide which will ensure you make the best choice.


Portable hammock stands tend to be somewhat pricey – so you should be prepared to spend a bit of money. Although they are expensive, portable hammock stands tend to last a long time, making the price worth it.

The price of the stand is probably going to be the biggest factor when buying.


The weight of a portable hammock stand is very important. You need your portable hammock stand to be light enough to transport and take on camping trips. Heavier hammock stands will be more difficult to transport.

The most durable hammock stands tend to range from 25-35 pounds, with anything under 25 pounds considered light and anything over 35 pounds considered heavy.

You want your portable hammock stand to be light enough to move.


Since your hammock stand will most likely be outside, the material needs to be strong and durable. Hammock stands tend to be made from either wood or steel, with steel being the most durable.


The size will determine how many hammocks the stand can hold and therefore, how many people it can accommodate.

About the author 

Mark Whitman

Mark has trekked extensively in Asia, Europe, South America and Africa. He founded Mountain IQ in 2014 with the sole aim to be the best online information portal to some of the most popular mountain destinations around the world. When not writing for Mountain IQ, Mark is out exploring the outdoors with his wife!

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