What’s the Best Type of Hammock for You?


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You’d think shopping for hammocks would be easy.

But after going through dozens of sites and categories, you may be feeling further away from that relaxed state of mind you were seeking out in the first place.

Don’t let your hammock search cause stress! Hammocks break down into three general types, and once you decided upon the style YOU like, picking the perfect hangout should be easier than ever.

Click any of the images below to learn more about the corresponding hammock @ DFOhome.com.

The Original Rope Hammock had its start in the 1890s, along the South Carolina shores. A riverboat captain perfected the simple design that has lasted to the present day.


And with good cause: the soft rope weave lets your body breathe as you lay back, and the rope body conforms comfortably to your body’s natural shape.

You can’t go wrong with this classic. Pawleys Island Hammocks, Hatteras Hammocks, and Nags Head Hammocks all offer varieties of this style, handcrafted with care in the United States.

Mac in a Castaway Fabric Hammock

Maybe you’d like a color infusion alongside that classic hammock comfort. Enter the sunny fabric hammock. The ring knots at either end remain, but the classic woven bed is replaced with a sheet of polyester or DuraCord fabric.

The bed is less conforming, and accommodates multiple people more easily than even the large rope varieties.

Mac with the Redneck DIY Hammock

No, not that kind of hammock bed. Heck of a DIY project, though!

Trying the Hatteras Pillowtop Hammock

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!/p>

Mayan Crochet Hammock

Maybe the least known hammock type is actually related to the world’s first hammocks, designed and used for centuries in the Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. In a previous post I discussed how Columbus first came across a finely woven hammock on the estate of a wealthy local indigent.

They’re handwoven of finer cotton rope than anything else out there, and have a much softer, blanket-like feel. The fringes and colors are brilliant and unique.

Watch your measurements, though. Sometimes these hammocks come in non-standard lengths, and won’t always fit on a hammock stand.

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