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I was looking forward tron receiving this stand as it looked like great value for money. Box had been opened previously and scratch marks on a couple of the main poles are very visible. Don't know why if the box had been opened, it wasn't inspected before shipping. Disappointed not to have received in perfect (new condition).
Well, it arrived in the delivery window and it technically does what it is supposed to (holds up my hammock), but after one day--ONE DAY--it started to rust. It rained just after I set it up and when I went outside the next day, it was already starting to rust. It now has a few rust spots that I expect will just get worse very quickly, so I am not impressed with that. I mistakenly thought it could live outside. It does assemble fairly easily and it does work, though.
The structure is mass produced, the fit is not perfect from start and while wiggling parts to fit, the paint chippes off on the extremities. Once mounted, it wobbles when you're in the hammock but not to the point it might topple and cause an accident, but if you're in close quarters, expect some banging.
The carrying case is as cheap as it gets, but it will do the job for a while.
Overall, it's a good product. If you can't wait to install your hamock and don't mind a cheqp look, go for it. If tou a long standing, décorative hammocm stand, cough up some extra money for a better one.
The Vivere Universal Space-Saving Steel Hammock Stand gets the job done and can comfortable hold a 300 lb adult. The only concern I had about this product is that the finish on it was extremely scratched up upon receiving it. I sent it as a gift and was there when it was opened, it was pretty embarrassing. The item was shipped by Amazon in its original box and it was badly damaged, so I am not sure if the damage came from shipping or if that is the way that the finish wears over time. The gift recipient being gracious, just made a comment about spray painting it at some point. My concern is whether or not it will rust in the future. This item is being stored in doors over the winter and in the summer it stays outside.
I will post back in the future if I happen to hear anything more about it or notice that it had any additional issues
It’s okay. We use it anyway. We could tell that it was a returned item because of the scraps damages on the bottoms of the foot. It’s uneven and does not work. We have to remove the crews on the base to make it work, otherwise, it’s wobbly. It does hold my husband and our two daughters at the same time. That’s is about 400-500 pounds.
The workmanship is good: made out of heavy, high quality, durable materials. A mammoth could probably nap in my hammock. The downside: It is made of very few pieces, so I didn't expect it to take long to put together- but it turned out to be more difficult than I expected, because the holes were a little tight for the bolts, and also because the hole for one of the bolts on the bottom didn't line up exactly where it was supposed to. This would make the entire hammock stand crooked on a flat floor, but my floor is crooked, so it worked out great for me. Also, the ends of the hooks' bolts stick out of the stand's arms and scrape against the hammock when it swings. I was worried that this would eventually wear a hole in the hammock. To work around this, I had to leave the bolts out of the arms, and I just turned the arms sideways and hooked my hammock onto them. This isn't a problem because there's no chance of my hammock coming apart- the arms are still on the bottom of the stand very securely, and the only way it would come apart would be if somebody lifted the stand up by the arms, and it probably wouldn't even happen then, because it's a tight fit. It's not the way it's supposed to be- but it works for me, so I'm keeping it.