In our opinion the two most important factors in a hammock stand or swing stand are sturdiness and esthetics. Sturdiness is an important ingredient in your hammock relaxation, if the stand is weak or unstable it will really interfere with your sense of relaxation as you are swinging in or overloading the hammock ( not recommended ), it really is not easy to relax when you feel like things might go south at any moment.
Secondly we like to take into account esthetics, this stand is going to sit in your garden for many years so we should make it good to look at. Our metal hammock stands are beautifully welded, impeccably painted and treated for rust resistance. The wood hammock stands are beefy yet elegant and absolutely rock solid.
Lastly the size of the hammock stand is important, you want your hammock to fit the stand correctly. Considering that there are no standard sizes in hammocks or stands you have to be little careful if you are purchasing a stand for an existing hammock, take the time to make sure your hammock will work with our stand.