Cricket Hammock Stand
Meet Cricket (patent issued), the lightest, strongest free-standing hammock stand in the world!
This is NOT your typical free-standing hammock stand. While other stands need to be staked or anchored into the ground, your Cricket will stand proudly anywhere from mountains, to the beach, and even your living room!
No staking required. And did we mention it can support up to 500 lbs?
- Set up your hammock wherever you want (no trees necessary).
- Fast set-up time.
- Use indoors AND outdoors.
- Fits in carry-on luggage.
- Hammock on uneven ground.
- Have a comfortable bed on-hand at all times.
- Holds two people at once
Forget about bulky, hard-to-carry stands. With Cricket, you’ll always have your place to rest.
Cricket Stand Weight: 7.6 lbs
500 lbs with proper use (see assembly instructions)
400 lbs with some freedom of motion
Designed to work with an 11′ hammock or shorter.
Roll Bag: 22″ x 7″ x 7″ approx. 11.5 lbs
Brick Bag: 22″ x 5″ x 7″ approx. 9.5 lbs
(select which bag you prefer at checkout)
128″ x 41″ (325cm x 104 cm) footprint
64 1/2″ (164 cm) tall at peak
*Bonus!!! The Cricket Stand comes with a FREE custom carrying case. You’ll have room not only for your hammock stand, but any carabiners, stakes, and other accessories you decide to pack with you! Simply select which case you would like at checkout.
Please allow 1-5 business days for assembly and packaging before your product ships. You will receive a tracking number via e-mail when it’s on the way!
Once your item has been marked “delivered” by the carrier, we are not responsible for lost or stolen packages. Please ensure that you have entered the correct shipping information and track your package so you know when to expect it on your doorstep.
Return and Refund Policy
If used properly, YOBOgear Hammock Stands are engineered to be darn-near indestructible. In the rare event that damage should occur, the stands are designed so that broken or bent pieces can easily be replaced. To get a replacement part, e-mail a picture of the damage to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the part you need free of charge so you can carry on hammocking. The only cost to you will be shipping.
You have 10 days to initiate a return from the date you received the product.
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please mail your item to
1514 Fremont Ave
To be eligible for a refund, the item must be UNDAMAGED and in the same condition that you received it. Please include your receipt or proof of purchase.
Richard Nance –
I wanted to leave a review on the Yobo Cricket stand that was informative and shared a little about Kristen and Cal. So as any of you know the price is mostly the turn off for some people. I am here to tell you that I, like everyone else, have a budget and I pondered over purchasing a Cricket for 7 or 8 months. After seeing Kristen and Cal at Fall Spawl in South Carolina with the Cricket being used I was hooked. But they had been so popular there, they had sold out. I was impressed with the build quality and uses of the Cricket. For me I felt that the price was right in line with Cricket’s quality. As mentioned, before we send a lot of money with other vendors on quilts, tarps and etc. Why should this be any different thinking?
I sold my Tensa 4 and I just got mine last week at Hangcon. Cal was very eager to teach me how to set it up and help me adjust it. After setting my hammock and quilts up. We placed the tarp on… From that moment, I knew it was a perfect fit. Unlike my Tensa4, the tarp when right on and no messing with the poles to get them just right with out falling from one to another. I staked the tarp down and was very pleased with the way the stand looked afterwards. The next day the wind came 20 to 35 mph gust. The Cricket stand stood up to the test. Saw lots of tarps blowing around coming loose and flying off their tarp extenders on the Tensa. As I looked around all the Cricket stands held up to the wind. As a matter of fact, I saw them demoing how strong the Cricket was by have someone pick it up and throw it, flip it and shack it across the grass. So, durability not an issue. I am not trying to shed any bad light on the Tensa 4 it has is use but these are use what I saw.
If you need more convincing here it comes. Cal and Kristen are real genuine people. From private conversations with them, they are very much customer service orientated. They have a great grasp of the hanging community and support it 100%. That is one of the reasons they came up with the “HIVE” so bridge hammock users and couples could share in their products. They are both down to earth good hard-working people that always want to give customers the outstanding products and most useful knowledge about them. I am proud to have met and know them.
Richard, Cal and I are laying in the Hive right now, and one or both of us may have shed a tear reading your review. Thank you so much for your kind words, for your thoughtfulness in your purchase, and for taking the time to get to know us. We are proud to know you also and look forward to seeing you at more hammock camping events!
Paul Collins (Skunkape) –
Ok, I have had, and been using the Cricket Stand long enough now that I can give a true and accurate review on it. Let me start of by talking about the price of the stands. I hear and see a lot of people gasp when they see the price of the stands. I did the same thing when I first saw it too. But I also go by the motto, Cheap, Light, Durable, Pick 2, because you will never get something that falls under all 3. Theses stands fall in the categories of light and durable, so they are not cheap. When I saw these stand for the first time at the Fall Sprawl hang in South Carolina I was very skeptical about them because of how light they are. I though to myself, there is no way that this thing is going to hold me and be stable. Well, I was wrong. I very carefully sat down in the hammock and then slowly laid down in it and to my surprise it was solid as a rock. No bowing, swaying or anything else. I knew at that point, that it was a solid piece of quality gear. Once I got out of the hammock, Cal even took it a step further in demoing the quality and durability of it by picking it up and throwing it. It hit the ground and he just went over and set it back on its feet and laid right back down in the hammock. I saw Kristen and Cal again at HangCon when they came down to be one of our vendors there, and I started looking at the stands again and made up my mind then that I was going to have to save up to get me one. A few months after HangCon I was on their website and noticed that I could break up the payments by going through Affirm. I ended up going ahead and ordering the Cricket Stand that day. I have been using it a good bit in the house, in the back yard, and at the beach. I even make sure to take it with me when my family and I go off on vacations and such so I can set it up in the hotel rooms. A hammock is way more comfortable than the hotel beds and the Cricket Stand helps me with that issue. I actually make sure to keep it in my truck so that if I ever need it, I will have it. They give you the choice of 2 different bags for it. There is the roll bag and the brick bag. I use like the brick bag better for the Cricket Stand, where as I like the roll bag better for my Freedom Stand 2 Sides.
Now. Not only are the stands amazing, but the owners, Kristen and Cal, are great as well. I don’t think that you will find anywhere else that has the customer service and care that you will get from these two. They are very responsive to messages whether it be through email, messenger, or just a general social media post. They make sure that if someone is having an issue with anything, they will respond back to them with the answer. I have even seen where they will make a video that is specific to someone’s issue and post a demonstration of how to properly do something.
All in all I am absolutely glad that I went ahead and made the purchase. I really can’t find a reason that everyone shouldn’t have one. Even with the price, you are getting what you pay for when it comes to quality. And being able to break that price down into payments with Affirm, I feel its a win win.
Paul, you are awesome! Thank you for giving YOBO a chance and for leaving such a thorough review. This will really help people see it from all different angles. We appreciate you and all you do for the hammock community!
AJ Glenn (verified owner) –
The YOBO Cricket Stand- 1 Week Review
Let me start by saying I have tried out many other stands, some I love (Tensa4) and some I hated (TATO). Some of you may remember my 30-night review of the Tensa4 about 3 years ago. Well, I just had a chance to take my new YOBO Cricket stand out for a week long trip…and I have some things to say about it. I want to also state that I paid for this stand with my own money and have not been sponsored or encouraged by YOBO in any way. This is all my own thoughts and opinions.
First off, let’s get past the big elephant in the room…the price. Yes! This stand is expensive! And I know most folks simply won’t even get past the sticker shock of this thing, and I know that’s where YOBO gets a lot of blow back is simply on price alone. I camp a lot and my butt is big so…I want my gear bomb proof, easy to use, and innovative and I don’t mind putting my money toward those qualities. Just as an ultralight backpacker may spend $500 on a HG Dyneema Tarp setup with lines and such, or a set of 20 degree Trailheadz Ethereal Quilts will run you $800, or how much does a quilt set cost to get some of you crazy folks down to -40 degrees (just kidding…kinda). No one bashes those companies for offering a premium product, so I want to come at it the same way with YOBO, which does offer cheaper stands along the same price point as Tensa and TATO. I also want to say, at first, I was equally as floored at the price as I am sure most are…then I saw the stand in person.
The YOBO folks: Kristen and Cal are really great folks looking to bring a very innovative stand to market and into the community. They have been very supportive of a few hangs here in the Southern US (even cooler considering they are based all the way in Wyoming). This is huge for me because I want to support vendors that support the community first, and they have shown me that they are on the same page. Any questions I have, they have gotten back to me within an hour or so. They have worked really hard designing this stand and their hard work shows clearly in the product.
Build Quality: This stand is on point! Everything about this stand is very well made and put together. Everything worked the way that it should the first time. Once the stand was put together it was solid. Everything had a purpose. Everything on it you could see was well thought out and constructed. This thing came out the gate looking like a full production model. Even with my big butt hanging, the poles never showed a bit of stress. It really is something that seeing this thing online does not convey, you have to see this in person to really appreciate it.
Size/Storage: The whole package is very compact. It comes in a roll-style carrying case (also very high quality), which is very nice. A little lighter than my Tensa, but the bag is about 4 inches longer. Would I take this on a backpacking trip??? Maybe a short one, which is usually the only one I go on. It is very packable for car camping, bikepacking, motorcycle, or off-roading. The storage bag allows you to organize your stand and all the parts so everything is right where you left it and ready to set up or take down.
Setup: the stand setup no problem (with one exception). First time I sat down in it…. Solid. I hover around the 400lb mark so any fall is a heavy fall, but nope. Super solid, not even a squeak from the stand. The YouTube tutorials YOBO has on their channel were very helpful. The stand went up just fine outside the box. The only exception came with the tarp connectors, which I eventually gave up on, due to the fact that I couldn’t stake out the guylines on the ground I was on. Hopefully, after watching their new video on setting the stand up with a tarp I can practice in my backyard and get a lot better with the tarp aspect.
The support lines: The support lines that make this piece of witchcraft work are really neat. Not sure on the type of cordage, but it reflects light at night and is very easy to see. Before using the stand I thought the lines may get in the way and make the stand feel cramped. However, they did not and laying in the hammock I hardly knew they were there. Not any more than the poles on my Tensa4.
Other things I love: This stand is super easy to move. If the sun is in your eyes, simply pick it up and move it. No stakes or lines to worry about, just pick it up and go to where you want to hang or get a change of view. Move it to the campfire to hang out with friends, then back to your site after everyone goes to bed, it’s that simple (well without the taro part). Indoor hanging! Simply, in my opinion, the best option for indoor hanging that is: easily moveable, storable, and can accommodate a full size 11ft hammock. The versatility of this stand is really unmatched. I really look forward to continuing to put this stand through its paces and taking it on many more adventures, like our usual month-long summer camping vacation.
Final thoughts: Is this stand worth the price tag? All in all, yes. With all things considered, I think this is the best stand on the market right now. Its versatility is unmatched. I will say, one thing that the Tensa4 (which I still love and would also recommend) does have over it is the ability to hang a tarp from the stand itself with any other mods or poles. But the 500lb capacity, along with the compact design, build quality, customer support, and the ability to freely set up and more the stand at will really hits home. On top of all that, they support the community as well and make it a point to be at hangs.
We LOVE this thorough and honest review AJ! Thank you so much!