The Takeaway:

1. Our Pick: Trek Light Gear Double Nylon Hammock

2. Runner-Up: Anyoo Cotton Hammock

3. Budget Pick: PYS Parachute Hammock

Who doesn’t love a good hammock?

Unfortunately, most of the hammocks on the market today suffer from the same problem that most of the other types of furniture being sold today suffer from. They just don’t support as much user weight as some people need them to.

Hammocks aren’t like most other types of outdoor furniture, so there’s really not a lot to talk about other than the supported weight capacity. If you’ve been frustrated so far in your search to find a good quality hammock that’s built ruggedly enough to support you, you’ll like what you read in this short review of the best high-weight capacity hammocks.

Our Pick
 
 
 
4.6
3.9
3.6
4.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
4.0
4.5
4.3
4.0
4.5
4.2
4.6
3.9
5.0
4.5
1.5
1.5
2.5
Summary:
A great looking nylon hammock, offered in two color configurations, capable of supporting up to 400 pounds of user weight.
Summary:
A budget hammock option, capable of supporting 450-pounds and offered in a variety of fun colors.
Summary:
Another budget-priced hammock. Not as breathable or comfortable, but capable of supporting an impressive six hundred pounds of user weight.
Summary:
A sturdy and stylish wooden hammock frame, measuring 14’ in length and capable of supporting up to 450 pounds of user weight.
Recommended for:
Anyone weighing up to 400 pounds who’s looking for a hammock that can be used both at home and packed away to take camping.
Recommended for:
Anyone weighing up to 450 pounds who’s on a budget and looking for a good, low-cost hammock to enjoy.
Recommended for:
Anyone weighing up to 600 pounds who’s in the market for a tough, durable hammock.
Recommended for:
Anyone weighing up to 450 pounds who wants a hammock but doesn’t have anywhere to mount one.
Our Pick
4.6
5.0
4.5
4.2
4.5
Summary:
A great looking nylon hammock, offered in two color configurations, capable of supporting up to 400 pounds of user weight.
Recommended for:
Anyone weighing up to 400 pounds who’s looking for a hammock that can be used both at home and packed away to take camping.
3.9
5.0
4.3
4.6
1.5
Summary:
A budget hammock option, capable of supporting 450-pounds and offered in a variety of fun colors.
Recommended for:
Anyone weighing up to 450 pounds who’s on a budget and looking for a good, low-cost hammock to enjoy.
3.6
5.0
4.0
3.9
1.5
Summary:
Another budget-priced hammock. Not as breathable or comfortable, but capable of supporting an impressive six hundred pounds of user weight.
Recommended for:
Anyone weighing up to 600 pounds who’s in the market for a tough, durable hammock.
4.0
4.0
4.5
5.0
2.5
Summary:
A sturdy and stylish wooden hammock frame, measuring 14’ in length and capable of supporting up to 450 pounds of user weight.
Recommended for:
Anyone weighing up to 450 pounds who wants a hammock but doesn’t have anywhere to mount one.

Below, we’ll outline three great options for you, along with an additional surprise. Let’s take a closer look:

Our Pick: Trek Light Gear Double Nylon Hammock

Our Pick
Double Nylon Hammock by Trek Light Gear
4.6

Recommended For: Anyone weighing up to 400 pounds who are looking for a hammock that can be used both at home and packed away to take camping.

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This hammock is amazing. Not only is it delightfully lightweight (just 1.8 pounds!), but it also comes with a lifetime warranty. Plus, it’s offered by a company with a solid reputation and a proven track record where customer service and support are concerned.

Even better, this is a big, roomy double-sized hammock measuring 6’ 6” wide and fully 10’ long, making it big enough for two smaller-sized people to cuddle up together in it. If you’re on the heavier side, you’ll likely have to enjoy lounging in the hammock alone. It’s capable of supporting up to 400 pounds of user weight, making it a great choice for most heavier folk.

Teal and Navy Color, Trek Light Gear Double Nylon Hammock, Small
Teal & Navy
Camouflage Color, Trek Light Gear Double Nylon Hammock, Small
Camouflage
Charcoal & Yellow Color, Trek Light Gear Double Nylon Hammock, Small
Charcoal & Yellow

You can also order yours in either khaki, trimmed in green or teal, or trimmed in navy blue, depending on your preference. The nylon is tough, durable, and breathable, and you can order yours with a rope kit for a modest additional fee.

Unless you’ve got plenty of rope lying about, we absolutely recommend ordering it with the rope kit included. Even with the added expense, this is still one of the best values and one of the best high-weight capacity outdoor hammocks on the market today, where hammocks are concerned.

It comes in a handy carrying case, which makes it easy to pack it with you when you go camping. Even if you’re not interested in using it in that capacity, it’s stylish and attractive. It will make a great addition to your backyard. We love the quality and versatility of this product, and we think you will too. Highly recommended.

Runner-Up: Anyoo Cotton Hammock

Runner-Up
Anyoo Cotton Hammock
3.9

Recommended For: Anyone weighing up to 450 pounds who’s on a budget and looking for a good, low-cost hammock to enjoy.

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This is about the cheapest high-weight capacity hammock you can buy. Unlike the one offered by Trek Light Gear, this hammock is only single-width, so it’s only built for a single person. Where Trek’s hammock is made with nylon, this simple, attractive hammock is constructed using colorful, tightly woven cotton. If you decide you want one, you can order yours in the following color configurations:

  • Grey
  • Rainbow
  • White
  • Blue and Green Stripes
  • Blue and Red Stripes
  • Blue and White Stripes
  • Red, White, and Blue Stripes
  • Blue, Yellow, and Green Stripes
  • Red and Yellow Stripes

Whatever color or color combination you choose, the hammock you get is 9’ long and 5’ wide with a bed space measuring 7’ x 5.’ It comes with D-Rings and, in the place of ropes, the company provides a pair of heavy-duty polyester straps, which are identical to the material used in the construction of car safety belts. Mounted with these, your hammock isn’t going anywhere.

Features, Anyoo Cotton Hammock, Grey Color

The entire kit comes in a handy carrying case and weighs less than four pounds, so it’s entirely possible to use this one just like the hammock offered by Trek Light Gear and take it with you when you go camping.

The only real potential drawback to making mention of here in this section of our review of the best heavy-duty outdoor hammocks is the fact that Anyoo is a small brand with limited support capabilities.

If you encounter any type of problem with the hammock, getting support could be a bit of an adventure. On the other hand, as inexpensive as these hammocks are, it’s easy enough to simply buy another one if you do encounter a problem of one sort or another.

Overall, we recommend this one, especially if you’re on a budget.

Budget Pick: PYS Parachute Hammock

Budget Pick
PYS Parachute Hammock
3.6

Recommended For: Anyone weighing up to 600 pounds who’s in the market for a tough, durable hammock.

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Pys is another tiny brand that’s not very well known. This hammock isn’t as attractive, breathable, or comfortable as the other options we’ve talked about thus far. Still, it has the distinction of being capable of supporting up to 600 pounds of user weight.

Given that, we didn’t feel our review of the best hammock for large and heavy people would be complete without at least giving it a brief mention. After all, while the other two options we’ve mentioned can support quite a lot of user weight, this one’s in a class by itself. If you weigh more than 450 pounds, it’s nice to know that there are hammocks out there capable of supporting you.

Features, PYS Parachute Hammock, Grey and Green Color

It’s a black hammock, trimmed in bright orange, which makes it somewhat more difficult to blend this hammock in with most outdoor décor schemes. Despite not being the prettiest hammock on the market, though, it measures an impressive 108” x 55.”. There’s plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy a lazy afternoon.

Like the Anyoo hammock, it features tough polyester material similar to what car seatbelts are made from and includes a pair of sturdy D-rings for mounting. The entire kit comes in a drawstring travel bag and all told, weighs in at a modest 1.6 pounds, making it easy to include with your camping gear if you want to take it with you.

We provisionally recommend this one for people who weigh more than 450 pounds and less than 600. If you’re 450 pounds or less, one of the other two options we’ve talked about here would probably serve you better.

Also Great: Sunnydaze Petra Wooden Hammock Stand

Also Great
Sunnydaze Petra Wooden Hammock Stand

 Recommended for anyone weighing up to 450 pounds who wants a hammock but doesn’t have anywhere to mount one.

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Hammocks are a great way to lounge around in your backyard, but there’s a catch: You have to have two trees spaced far enough apart to mount it properly. If you don’t have that, you have to buy an engineered solution, which is exactly why the Sunnydaze Wooden Hammock Stand was developed.

In a nutshell, it solves the problem, giving you a frame to mount your hammock on that you can put just about anywhere.

Naturally, given its size, if you decide you want one of these, you’ll have a bit of work to do before you can mount your hammock on it. It will arrive at your door in a large box and several pieces.

Hammock Bed, Sunnydaze Petra Wooden Hammock Stand, 450 LB Capacity

Fortunately, the production quality is quite high, and the pieces go together exactly as they should. In addition to that, the assembly instructions are clear and easy to follow. Including the time you spend getting the pieces out of the box and getting organized, it should take no more than 30-40 minutes to complete the setup. Add another fifteen minutes to actually mount your hammock, and you’re in business!

Sunnydaze makes two variants of its wooden hammock frame. The 12’ version is capable of supporting up to 400 pounds of user weight, and the 14’ version we’ve linked to here is capable of supporting up to 450 pounds.

This is an entirely self-selecting product. You either need it or you don’t. If you do need a hammock frame, this one comes highly recommended, but if you’ve got two trees that will work, by all means, save your money! On that basis, we provisionally recommend it.

Final Thoughts: Best High Weight Capacity Hammocks Roundup Review

Hammocks are amazing. Lightweight and wonderfully comfortable, there’s no better way to enjoy the great outdoors than to swing or rock your troubles away while stretched out in a comfy hammock.

This short roundup review of the best high-weight capacity hammocks was designed to help heavier folk enjoy the same simple pleasures of owning a hammock as everybody else. As you can see, there are some good options available, and we wanted to make the process of finding the right hammock for you as simple and painless as possible. We stand by all the recommendations made here and feel confident that one of the three options presented above will be perfect for you!


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