Hammocks are the ultimate image of relaxation, but choosing the right hammock for you can often be overwhelming. With a large array of different types and styles of hammocks available, we know that finding the perfect one to fit your needs can be difficult and time consuming. Therefore, we have compiled this buying guide to help you find the perfect hammock to fit your needs and to be the perfect addition to your outdoor space. Let this guide lead you to your home paradise.
How will your hammock be used?
Where will your hammock be used?
How much exposure to the elements will your hammock have?
|Type||Ventilation||Fade Resistance||Mold/Mildew Resistance||Price||Spreader Bar|
|So. American: Mayan||★★||★||★||$||N|
|So. American: Brazilian||★★★||★||★||$||N|
Determining what hammock fits best for your space refer to the following chart. It’s important to measure your entire space or your hammock from ring to ring. Those measurements will determine what hammock will work best or what stand will work with your hammock.
Height of Tree Hooks (in inches)
Distance Between Trees or Posts Hammock Length* 10' 11' 12' 13' 14' 15' 9' 48 48 48 48 48 48 10' 54 48 48 48 48 48 11' 66 54 48 48 48 48 12' 84 72 60 48 48 48 13' 96 84 72 60 48 48 14' 108 96 84 72 60 48
*Distance in feet measured from ring to ring when laid flat on the floor
**Heights in the shaded areas are not recommended because the
hammock may have too pronounced of an arch, possibly making it uncomfortable.
Important Note: It is normal for a new hammock to be up to 2 feet shorter. A new hammock is in an "unstretched state." With the first use, the hammock will stretch from 1 to 2 feet . You may need to use a small extension of chain or rope during the initial hanging. But stretching will occur and the hammock will gain its proper length.
Spreader bars are placed at the each end of the hammock to enable the hammock body to stretch out, as well as allow for the occupancy of more than one person. Spreader bars keep the hammock from "cocooning" you and hold the hammock open even when it is unoccupied. Buying a hammock with or without a spreader bar is a matter of personal preference. Hammocks without spreader bars give a "cocooning" effect. If you are the kind of person who likes to spread out, then you would probably prefer a hammock with a spreader bar.
Rope hammocks are a relaxation classic. Rope hammocks allow the breeze to flow through the hammock, keeping you relaxed, cool, and comfortable.
Rope hammocks can be made with various materials, and choosing which one is a matter of personal preference and intended use. We offer four rope materials: cotton, softspun polyester, and Duracord.
Fabric hammocks are offered in many different styles for extra comfort and support. These hammocks feature layers of either Sunbrella or DuraCord fabric, depending on the hammock model, sandwiching a plush center of recycled fiberfill batting for a wonderfully cushioned feel. This type of hammock offers ultimate comfort for relaxation, and the fabrics used are durable and designed for use outdoors. Spreader bars keep the quilted hammocks open, even when unoccupied.
Depending on your preference, you may choose a traditional, tufted, or soft weave quilted hammock. More details on the benefits of each are listed below.
South American hammocks have a more exotic look than other hammocks and are hand-made of tightly woven threads, and many offer the “cocooning” effect. These hammocks are designed to hang anywhere, but more specifically in a small space at a high anchor point. Although comfortable and stylish, these hammocks are more fragile than others and must be brought inside when not in use.
We offer two types of South American hammocks: Mayan and Brazilian. Both feature stunning designs and color that stem from the cultures in which they originate. More details are offered below.
Camping Hammocks are portable, lightweight hammocks that can easily be hung from a tree, beam, or wall. They are perfect for use when hiking or camping, and usually accommodate one person comfortably. These hammocks offer the “cocooning” effect and keep you relaxed when you’re on the move.