REVIEW – Perhaps the biggest problem facing people who use hammocks is finding the perfect set of two trees to hang your hammock. The Equip Single Point Hammock Stand claims to solve that problem. Well, I couldn’t just take their word for it, so I had to try it out!
What is it?
The Equip Single Point Hammock Stand provides a means to use your hammock with only one tree.
What’s in the box?
- Equip Single Point Hammock Stand
- Storage/Carry Bag
- Tree anchor strap
- Ground anchor stakes
- Weight capacity 400 lb
- Product weight: 24.5 lb
- 100% powder coated steel
- Open size: 131.38 in. L x 48 in. W x 62.75 in. H
Design and features
It seems like most of the time that I try to use my hammock, I have one of three issues. Either I end up in the sun when I don’t want to be, I end up being in the shade when I want to be in the sun, or I don’t have a second tree where I want to be.
The Equip Single Point Hammock Stand provides a way to use your hammock using only one tree or mounting point (post). The first benefit of this is that it frees you up from having to have a second tree. This alone would be enough for me, but there’s a double benefit. The second benefit is that when you only need one tree, you can place the stand in any direction off of that tree.
Having the choice of direction is such a pleasure. Here in Michigan, I’m often setting up with a lake view, but finding the perfect set of trees for that was always tricky. The Equip Single Point Hammock Stand solves that problem.
The assembly of the Equip Single Point Hammock Stand is simple. There are included instructions sewn into the carry bag, but you’ll only need them one time (if any). The assembly is pretty much common sense, and it can really only go together one way.
The study steel pieces fit together nicely and have just enough play between them not to have issues if you get dirt on one of the ends. There is an attachment point at the elbow for your hammock rope or strap.
You pretty much assemble it, attach it to the tree, then hang your hammock as you usually would. It seems like an integrated mounting point at the tree side could be helpful for some hammocks, but that would also require a more elaborate strap for connecting to the tree. Maybe it’s something they researched but ruled out for some reason.
It simply works as it should and really opens up the places that I can now take my hammock. It was easy to assemble, and the 100% powder-coated steel seems durable enough to last a lifetime. The 400 lb weight capacity probably covers most hammock limits.
What I like
- Easy to assemble
- Place almost anywhere
What I’d change
- An integrated mounting point at the tree side could be helpful for some hammocks.
The Equip Single Point Hammock Stand solves a problem and does it simply and effectively. It does take a little space to transport, and at 24.5lbs, it is a little too heavy to take along hiking. Once you only have to find one mounting place for your hammock, your options really open up! Other than that, two thumbs up for this one!