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Outdoor Hammock Stand: An alternative “Hang out” for your backyard

The big advantage of an outdoor hammock stand is that it can be setup anywhere so long as you have any ample space, you’re good to go!

If you’re in the woods then sure, you might be able to find something; but for most other situations it can be a stretch (literally!). On the beach for instance you’re going to struggle. And the same goes for around the house.

And this is where the hammock stand can become a fantastic joy. This is a piece of scaffolding that you can stand up anywhere and thereby hang your hammock from it.

Because these are free-standing, you won’t need to find two pre-existing anchor points and that therefore means that you can really hang your hammock literally anywhere so long as you have the floor space!

This post will look at outdoor hammock stands in more detail and help you to find the right one for your home and for your intended purpose.

Types of Hammock Stands And How to Use Them

There are a number of different types of hammock stands and these can all offer different benefits and weaknesses which may or may not make them suitable for your intended use, depending on what that may be.

For starters, outdoor hammock stand can vary in terms of the way they are designed. Generally, the role of the hammock stand is simply to provide two anchor points in a single unit, which will stretch the hammock between them.

This means though that the main bulk of the hammock stand can either go across the top of the hammock or along the bottom. When the construction is along the bottom of the hammock, it will then usually have two protruding arms on either end, which will hold the hammock between them.

Wooden Hammock with A Spreader Bar in the Grass

The other way for a hammock stand to be designed is with the main body of the stand above the hammock, which will then hang from the top with two arms coming down. This creates a more traditional looking hammock and usually allows for the hammock to be hung considerably higher.

But outdoor hammock stands come in any number of other shapes and sizes too. For instance, you will sometimes find hammock stands that consist primarily of a horizontal bar that runs parallel to the ground. From here, the hammock simply needs to be hung from the top at either end and then held in place somehow.

More elaborate designs include multiple hammocks arranged in a triangle, hammock stands that can rock from side to side, or hammock stands that are designed to be adjustable so you can easily make the hammock more or less taut by bringing the anchor points closer together or further apart.

Another great feature that you’ll find with some hammock stands is a cover or a canopy of some sort. These are great for keeping you dry when it starts to rain and will help you to get a better night’s sleep in a range of different environments as a result.

Outdoor Hammock Stands For Different Types of Hammock

It’s also worth bearing in mind that different hammock stands are better suited to different types of hammocks. That is to say that if you have a double hammock – designed for sleeping two people – then you will need a double hammock stand to let them sleep in.

Likewise, if your hammock is particularly long or short, then you may once again need to think about whether it will fit the hammock stand.

Often you’ll find you can buy a ‘hammock and stand combo. This effectively gets you both the hammock and the stand in a single package and means that you’re guaranteed the hammock and the stand will work together.

What’s more, is that these hammock with stand sets will normally come pre-constructed, meaning that you don’t need to worry about setting them up yourself.

Some outdoor hammock stand will be hammocks in name only. For example, it’s not uncommon to find hanging chairs that are referred to as ‘hammock stands’ and even hanging beds. Depending on your intended use, these might be a better fit.

A hammock chair is going to take up a lot less space on a patio, while also keeping you more upright and awake for activities like reading or chatting to friends – as opposed to being completely supine and probably sleeping as a result.

Materials

Once you know the type of hammock stand that you want, what’s left is to choose the material you want the hammock to be made from. Perhaps most popular is the wooden hammock stand, which has a very natural and even ‘beachy’ feel.

What’s more, is that a wooden hammock stand will be more resilient to the rain and other elements and this will allow you to use it in a wider range of locations. All in all, wooden stands are a great choice for many people.

Alternatively, you might decide you’d rather have a metal hammock stand. The advantage here is that you’re less likely to get mildew or termites and the whole construction will be a little lighter and probably more affordable.

Metal hammock stands do have the issue of rust to contend with though. Overall, if you’re going to go this route then it might make more sense for an indoor hammock stand rather than an outdoor one – it certainly makes sense to choose wood if your hammock is intended to be poolside!

Choosing Your Outdoor Hammock Stand

With all that in mind, all that’s left is to choose your hammock stand. How do you go about selecting the right one for you?

Metal Hammock Stand Beside The Pool

There are plenty of things that make a good outdoor hammock stand. These include the height and position that they hang the hammock in, the way they look in your home or outdoors and how sturdy they are versus how light.

The best way to choose your hammock stand is to decide where you’re going to use it and then what kind of vibe you want to create with it. If this is an indoor hammock stand, then you’ll probably want it to match your décor. What are you trying to say with your choice of decorating? ‘Come in and put your feet up’?

Likewise, if you’re using your hammock stand outdoors, think about the amount of available space and whether you want people to rest in or kick back. If you have a hammock already, think about which type of hammock stand it will naturally fit into best.

And don’t forget that it’s always a viable option to build your own hammock stands if you’re feeling creative and you’re willing to give it a go! That way, you can create something that is just perfect for your home and that will give you the best possible position for relaxing and sleeping.

www.siestahammocks.com.au

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Hammocks in Perth: All the fun without the stress.

Hammock in Perth weekend away from the city? Count us in!

With the world’s best beaches, gorgeous national parks, , cherished caravan and holiday parks? There’s a new place to discover just about every weekend. With most a short drive from Perth, getting away and laying down in a hammock just got a lot easier.

Looking for an excuse to sleep out under the stars? Join us in pledging to hammock camp on Perth or wherever you are! Head on to our Hammock site to check our wide variety of hammock selection! You’ll surely find one perfect for you!.

Moore River

Moore River – Estuary Mouth, Indian Ocean and Guilderton, Western Australia 


North of Perth, the Moore River region is a favourite for a long-weekend of camping or caravanning.

Guilderton Caravan Park is a full service caravan park, regarded as one of the best you’ll come across in WA, right at the mouth of the Moore River. We recommend setting up your outdoor hammock gear on camping sites.

Checkout our camping guide using your hammock here to ease out setting it up!

Busselton


The 2km Busselton Jetty

For generations, Busselton has developed a reputation as Western Australia’s holiday park capital. There are several well-known and wonderful places to pitch a hammock, tent or park your caravan for a weekend away in ‘Busso’ and the Geograph Bay Region.

Lane Pool Reserve

Lane Pool Reserve

100km south of Perth, Lane Pool Reserve is one of WA’s favourite camping spots. The area is a really convenient weekend getaway from Perth, just outside of the small town of Dwellingup.

Martin’s Tank

(Martin’s Tank – Follow incredible photographer kylebromley_photography)

Located in the Yalgorup National Park, south of Mandurah, Martin’s Tank is a little-known campsite off the Forrest Highway.

Perfect for a two or three day adventure, Martin’s Tank offers spots for camping, camper vans and caravans large and small. What are you waiting for? Set up your hammock and with a hammock hanging kit bundle you don’t have to look for two perfectly spaced trees, you simply adjust where you hook your hammock into the straps to accommodate for the distance and hop in.

Siesta Hammocks in Perth is the #1 retailer of genuine hand woven south american hammocks. For years we have shipped the best single, double and family sized hammocks to metropolitan Perth and also regional areas of Western Australia.

www.siestahammocks.com.au

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