When people think of a hammock, they envision relaxing by the water,
lazily enjoying the day in the background, or rocking gently back and
forth while reading a good book. Hammocks are comfortable and provide
a unique way to lounge around outdoors. Many years ago, hammocks were
all similar. However, things have changed and now you can enjoy
hammocks made from different materials, of different sizes, shapes,
colors, or choose a hammock chair.
When it comes to selecting the type of hammock that will best fit
your needs, you need to understand all the differences and consider
your lifestyle. Before you buy a hammock, choose the location where
it will be placed, and take measurements. A common mistake is that
people buy a hammock only to find out it does not fit where they need
to put it. Therefore, it is important to make sure you have all the
information before you place the order.
You will have a choice of a rope hammock, fabric hammock and string
hammock. In most cases, rope hammocks have wooden staves, which help
spread the heavier material of the rope. Rope hammocks are popular
and look great. This type of hammock can be hung between two trees or
used with a stand. Generally, the rope hammock is the most comfortable
although they do not conform to the body like that of other hammocks.
Unfortunately, if you lay on this hammock without a cushion, you will
have the rope imprint on your body. The rope hammock has a weight
capacity of 450 pounds and usually stands up against weather and other
elements best. The bad part is that rope hammocks can also absorb
moisture, which then takes time to dry and causes mildew.
Fabric hammocks have been around for thousands of years. When used in
the Navy, the material was canvas, which was sturdy and long lasting.
This type of hammock is durable and requires little to no maintenance.
Some of the newer fabric hammocks are tightly weaved, which makes them
even stronger and easy to wash. After rain, just swish the water away
and you have a dry hammock to enjoy. The fabric hammock is comfortable
and can be used indoors or outdoors.
The string hammock follows the design of a hammock more than 1,000 years
old. These hammocks are made from fine cotton that is weaved from
string measuring more than a mile long. The great feature of this
type hammock is that as you lay on it, the hammock will conform to
your body, making it very easy to lie on. Additionally, this hammock
has good ventilation and is easy to care for. Lightweight, the string
hammock is used indoors for a bed or outdoors for a nice place to
Determine what you need and than have fun shopping for the perfect
hammock. With so many styles and colors, you will love not only the
comfort your hammock offers, but also the appearance.