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How to Choose the Right Hammock for You

Your one-stop guide to help you buy the Hammock of your dreams

It’s an exciting task with great rewards. You probably know what your hammock should look like, regardless of whether you intend to use it indoors or out. What can you do to ensure that you get the hammock that best suits your needs?

We have the answer to all of your questions. Below are some tips to help you choose the right hammock for you based on where you live, how big it is, and other factors. We can assure you that you won’t be disappointed by the quality or craftsmanship of any Hammock Universe hammock.

Let’s now find the right hammock for you!

Step 1: Understanding the Different Hammock Types

There are many types of hammocks in our showroom. They vary in comfort, material, texture, and function. It can be difficult to choose the right one, especially if there are so many!

Below is a summary of what each type of hammock looks like.

Cotton

Cotton hammocks are comfortable and breathable, which is what you want from a hammock. Cotton is not weather-resistant so make sure you store your hammock indoors in case of a storm.

Polyester

Polyester hammocks are weather-resistant and durable. They’re also comfortable enough to feel like you’re floating.

Rope

You can choose from cotton, polyester, and weather-resistant rope to make these classic hammocks. Rope hammocks are not straight pieces of fabric. They can be stretched to your preference as you relax.

Quilt/Olefin

For extra comfort, quilted hammocks feature a plush layer in their center. They are made of weather-resistant fabrics that will not fade in the sun and develop mildew. These hammocks are great for use at the pool or lakeside because they dry quickly.

Mayan

Mayan hammocks, which are not-spreader bars hammocks, are handwoven by artisans using brightly colored strings. They are loosely woven and have a diamond weave to allow for airflow. They also cocoon inside, which makes them comfortable to hang and sleep on.

Brazilian

Brazilian hammocks look similar to Mayan hammocks. The main difference between Mayan and Brazilian hammocks is the weave. A Mayan hammock looks more like a fishnet. While a Brazilian hammock is made on the loom, it is tightly woven. Brazilian hammocks don’t have spreader bars. Instead, they have cotton fabric that is gathered at both ends with hand-crocheted lacing along the edges.

Nicaraguan

These hammocks are similar to Mayan hammocks but are more loosely woven. The hammocks from Nicaragua are made with soft cotton cords that are double-weaved.

Colombian

Colombian hammocks are made of soft, high-quality, cross-weave loomed Cotton. These hammocks are often available in vibrant colors and offer a comfortable alternative for a bed. They do not have spreader bars.

Camping Hammocks

Hammocks can be used for camping trips and visits to national or provincial parks. These hammocks are light, durable, and portable. The hammocks fit into small bags about the size of softballs. They weigh less than 2 lbs so you won’t lose valuable space or feel like you are pushing yourself too hard when you take them with you on hikes.

Many camping hammocks are made of durable and quick-drying materials like nylon. You can get them with mosquito nets, a bottom opening for easy entry, and a ridgeline to make it easy to set up. Webbing tree straps allow for easy hanging.

Hammock chairs

Hammock chairs are a great option for full-size hammocks. They offer all the same benefits as hammocks but can be positioned in smaller areas and seated upright. Because they don’t flip easily and are more close to the ground, they are great for families with small children.

Hammock chairs can also be made from the same materials as full-sized hammocks.

Hammocks with Stands

Hammock stands make hanging your hammock much easier. You can choose from metal or wood hammock stands.

Remember that a stand should be at least two feet longer than your hammock. It should also support the same weight as your hammock.

Step 2: What to Consider Before You Purchase a Hammock

You are investing in your future hammock and want to ensure you select the right one. But what can you do?

Take out a pen and a pad and start asking yourself the questions listed below.

Are you looking for a relaxing vacation, sunbathing, or a staycation?

Are you planning to spend the summer relaxing in your backyard? Your summer vacations in your backyard will be even more enjoyable with a hammock.

Are You Willing to Sleep in Your Hammock?

Some people like to get Zs in their hammocks, while others prefer to stay awake and use their hammocks for socializing.

Consider a hammock without a spreader bar for those who plan to sleep. A hammock that has a banana shape and a smile will be the best choice.

Are you thinking about reading and lounging?

Hammocks with spreader bars or stands are ideal for relaxing in a hammock by the pool or in your backyard.

Hammock chairs can also be used to create reading areas, both indoors and outdoors. You can suspend hammock chairs from a porch beam or tree branch, or even from a stand.

Camping

Camping trips are a great way to bring hammocks. Hammocks are easy to set up and much more comfortable than sleeping on the ground. You don’t need to bring camping chairs on your trip.

Which size do you need?

You can measure the area where your hammock will be kept.

It is also important to determine how many hammocks you will be using at the same time. Hammocks are available in single, double, or XL/family sizes.

Single hammocks can be used by one person. They have a length of 4 to 5 feet and a weight limit of 250 to 400 pounds. Single hammocks can be used for hiking and camping because they are lightweight.

Double hammocks are available in sizes that can comfortably accommodate two people. They measure 5-6 feet wide. The hammocks can support a weight of up to 400-500 pounds. Double hammocks that are lighter will be able to support a weight of 350 pounds.

A double hammock may be preferred for single-person use. The extra space allows for a more comfortable experience.

Extra-large hammocks are available for purchase that can hold up to 3+ people depending on their combined weight. Some hammocks are XL and can hold up to 800 pounds.

What Place Will Your Hammock Be?

The type of suspension that you choose will depend on where you intend to hang it.

If you want to hang a hammock inside your home, then you need to use the support beams on your walls.

Two trees or a hammock stand are sufficient for outdoor use, whether in your yard or at your cottage.

Are You Willing to Travel with Your Hammock?

You will want a compact, lightweight camping hammock if you intend to take your hammock with you. Tree straps, which are lightweight and easy to use, are a great option.

Step 3: Select your Accessories

Accessories can make your life easier. These are some of the great accessories that you may find useful:

  • Hammock-hanging Tools are often included with hooks or carabiners.

  • Suspension. Suspension. Some hammocks come with suspension systems. Others may need to be purchased separately. Suspension systems include tree straps, carabiners, S-hooks, rope, springs, swivels, chains, and cords.

  • Tree straps. These webbing straps won’t cause damage to trees when hanging your hammock. These straps can be easily wrapped around trees. The straps are wider so they will not dig into trees.

  • Rain tarps. You can use guy lines to support a taut pitch and a rain tarp to provide shelter from wind and rain. You can find a variety of sizes and types, with different levels of cover, in rain tarps.

  • Moskito nets. For protection from mosquito bites, hammocks should have 360-degree protection. To keep the smallest insects out, these nets should have “no-see-um” netting.

  • Chains. To make sure your hammock is long enough to reach the anchor points you can add chains.

  • Under quilt and top. Insulation is important when you are sleeping outdoors, especially at night. You can keep warm even in cold temperatures by using top and under quilts. For additional insulation, you might also consider a Best double hammock with stand sleeping pad.

Conclusion

After you have had the chance to explore the world of hammocks, now you will be able to identify what you should look for in our hammock selection. If you have any questions, or just want to share your curiosity, our hammock experts are available to help.

By Bruce Kuhn

Bruce is a well-traveled man from Phonix who can only fly wearing a mask. He has beautiful, green eyes. His top quality is that he is particularly educated.

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