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The Biggest Hammock in the world

Supernova Hammock - XXL - Kaleidoscope

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HAMACA SUPERNOVA – click here

Bigger is better…
– Biggest hammock in the world
– All hang out together
– Colourful and strong
– 1 year warranty
– FREE matching shoulder bag
– HUGE!!! Really HUGE!!

Hammock Details
Laying area – 300x400cm
Total length – 600cm
Capacity – 280kg+

The HAMACA Supernova hammock is the biggest hammock we know of. It is truly huge, it even makes the Mammoth look small and that is one giant hammock too!

You can easily have the whole family in this hammock. The fabric is made from 100% recycled cotton, so it is gentle on the environment.

Being cotton, it is soft and breathable and very comfortable to lay in. It is brightly coloured and machine washable. Designed for years of use, this hammock is perfect for those who want nothing but the very best for summer.

This hammock is a great place for friends to hang out in, there really is room for everyone.

 

Supernova Hammock - XXL - Kaleidoscope

April 16th Hammock Heaven Newsletter

This months newsletter is to give customers on our mailing list advance notice that we are offering 50% off our family hammocks from 16th April to 23rd April.

Newsletter receivers can actually buy these half price hammocks on the 15th April also.

It’s a great opportunity to get a fantastic and big hammock for half price.

https://www.hammockheaven.co.uk/product-category/hammocks/family-hammocks/?orderby=price-desc

A Deer With A Bad Eye – Caught In A Hammock – A Bad Idea.

Another Deer, probably with a bad eye.

I am just amazed by the amount of garden stuff wild animals can get entangled in… but if you have ever been in American suburbia over Christmas or Halloween, they really do fill up their gardens with all sorts, other than hammocks . Where do they keep it all?

It’s a good job there are no wild animals left in the UK, and even if there were, most people have sensibly built a 6ft fence around their garden anyway.

From http://www.prescottenews.com/index.php/news/current-news/item/30911-a-tricky-entanglement

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave…” – Sir Walter Scott.

We’re not sure exactly what happened here, but somehow this deer got tangled up in what appears to be a hammock. This photo, sent to us by reader Jan Nelson, was taken near Gail Gardner in Prescott.

Arizona Game and Fish (AZGFD) are aware of the situation, and are trying to locate the deer. If they can find him, they will attempt to help extricate the deer from it’s entanglements. 

In an urban wildland interface, wildlife can find themselves in unexpected predicaments. Humans can make their yards safer for wildlife with prevention in mind, according to the Humane Society.

1. Make sure Jack-o-lanterns (especially those with candles) are out of reach, and preferably inside, shining through windows.
2. Wait to put up your outdoor Christmas lights until after the 1st week of December, which is the peak of the deer rut when they are most actively scraping their antlers.
3. Make sure your lights are attached firmly, using multiple short strands which will be less trouble if animals do get tangled up. Try not to string them across open areas. 
4. If you are going to put up bird feeders, make sure they are kept full all winter long. 
You can string together popcorn, cranberries and peanuts for a festive decoration that even the birds will love. 
5. Try to ensure that hammocks and game nets are up high and in areas safe from wildlife. Tie them up when not in use.

In the meantime, if you happen to see this unfortunate young buck, please do not attempt to approach it. Please report the sighting to AZGFD at 623.236.7201

 

Deer In Hammock Wears Police Jacket On Head

Yes, totally true. From CBC news in British Colombia


Here is the deer not knowing how to use a simple hammock properly.

Conservation officials are reminding rural homeowners to take down hammocks and volleyball nets on their properties after a large mule deer had to be removed with the help of a tranquilizer.

The four-point mule buck got himself tangled in a backyard hammock on Monday near Kimberley in the East Kootenay.

“He was pretty agitated. He had been working pretty hard to free himself,” said conservation officer Jeff Scott.

“Usually the more they fight, the more they get tangled in it. He had multiple layers wrapped around his antlers.”

Remove hammocks, wires, volleyball nets

Two officers attended and sedated the buck with a tranquilizer in order to cut the hammock from the animal’s antlers.

They later used a reversal agent and released the deer on site.

He was so embarrassed by his failure to use a simple hammock, that he covered his head with his jacket.

“Everything went well… shortly after, he was on his feet and on his way.”

Scott said he gets two to three calls a year of animals being tangled in “some kind of wire, mesh, netting or hammocks.”

He said it is a good reminder for homeowners to clear their properties of hazards.

“Remove hammocks and wires in the fall when the deer, elk and moose are in the rut.”

Most gardens in the UK have 6ft fences around them any way, so I this this is probably more a Canadian problem, not to mention the lack of giant deer wandering around in London. But if you have a rope hammock or hanging chair, take all necessary precautions.

Corda - Rope Hanging Chair - Regular
Rope hanging hammock chair – £71.94

Corda - Rope Hammock - Large
Rope Hammock – £47.95

Hammocks are becoming more popular.

Global Hammocks Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.45% during the period 2017-2021.

chart - hammocks getting more popular

“The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Popularity of rocking chair hammocks. Hammocks are currently being subjected to continuous innovations to cater the growing demand for leisure products. Vendors have come up with a combination of a rocking chair with hammock. Although they sacrifice the swinging ability of the hammock, they make up for that with the rocking ability. These products have a woven seat with a circular shape, which serves as a hammock canopy. These are more comfortable than traditional chairs good and are good for people who are unable to use traditional hammocks. Rocking chair hammocks are made of a metal frame that rocks back and forth. Cotton fabrics are attached to the frame through three different styles of weaving. Hammocks can hold a weight of up to 176 lbs and are large enough to hold a person.”

“According to analysts forecast the global hammocks market to grow at a CAGR of 17.45% during the period 2017-2021.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing participation in outdoor recreational activities. With the increase in fast-paced and hectic lifestyles, growing health consciousness, and need to engage in physical exercises, consumers, especially in regions such as Europe and North America, are opting for various ways to de-stress. Hence, they are willing to take up outdoor fun and adventurous activities, thereby pushing the demand for leisure activities and outdoor sports. A global increase in disposable income has also raised expenditure on recreational activities. Thereby further creating a high demand for outdoor activities such as camping. These factors are the primary drivers that will boost the global hammocks market during the forecast period.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Uncertainty in the prices of raw materials. The rising prices of high-quality raw materials will increase the overall manufacturing costs of hammocks. This added cost is usually transmitted to consumers in the form of increased prices, which can restrict volume purchases. Cotton, polypropylene, and polyester are the major raw materials used in the manufacture of hammocks. Recent hikes in commodity prices and the scarcity of raw materials had a negative impact on the profit margins of hammock manufacturers. On the other hand, the increased manufacturing capacity in China has particularly created a global shortage of raw materials. This is particularly evident in the prices of natural fibers such as cotton. The prices of artificial fibers like polypropylene and polyamide have also increased. The sheer scale and frequency of rises in the price of commodities have posed a significant challenge for the vendors in the market.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.

Polyester Hammocks vs Polypropylene Hammocks

What is the difference between polyester and polypropylene ?

First of all, polypropylene and polyester are synthetic materials. They are both polymers, which is essentially plastic. As a result their colors won’t fade or bleed when washed because the colours are built into the material.

Polypropylene however, is more hydrophobic than polyester meaning that it does not absorb as much water. Since the water cannot be absorbed into the fabric, the water (or rain) has a tendency to spread evenly throughout the garment which in turn helps the water to evaporate much quicker than a fabric that absorbs and retains the water.

As a quick example, if you cup your hand and put some water in it and continue to hold the water in your hand with your hand still in a cup shape, the water will take a very long time to dry. But, if you un-cup your hand and use your other hand to spread the water evenly all over both of your hands, the water will dry in less than 1 tenth of the time.

So, having explained this, polypropylene hammocks will dry much faster than polyester hammocks. Polypropylene has a much lower melting point than polyester so you will want to avoid washing polypropylene in hot water or drying it. For this reason, polyester hammocks are much easier to care for than polypropylene hammocks.

Polyester hammocks are also more UV resistant than polypropylene. Eventually the polypropylene fabric will break down and the color will fade.

So really, whether one fabric is better than the other really depends on what it will be used for. If you just need a fabric to wear next to your skin that will dry very quickly and thus keep you skin dry, then polypropylene is probably what you want. If you want just a good all around fabric that also dries quickly, but is very easy to launder and care for, then polyester is probably your best bet. Therefore we prefer polyester for hammocks.

On balance to me it seems like polyester is the best material for making hammocks.

Here is a very close up image of polyester from wikipedia.

Want Your Kids to Read More? Get a Hanging Chair or a Hammock

reading in a hanging chair or hammock

click here https://www.hammockheaven.co.uk/product-category/kids-hammocks/

Would you like your children to read more? This is a common issue with most parents after the novelty of learning to read wears off young kids. The difficulty, after your children start elementary school, is many kids associate reading with school responsibilities.

Young children often fail to realize that reading for fun also is possible. However, there are some action plans that can motivate your kids to read more.

Create a Reading Nook

Creating a special place for your kids to read is a “winner.” Regardless of the number and ages of your children, they will love having a special place dedicated to them for reading. Whether you make their reading nook indoors or outdoors, they will use it.

Equip your reading nook with a hanging chair or hammock for optimum results. Kids love hanging chairs and hammocks. Therefore, they will use their reading nook more than you think they will, simply because you installed a hanging seat or hammock.

If your children are small and young, you could install a hanging chair or hammock designed for kids, with vibrant colors. As the kids grow, you can always upgrade to adult models in reading nooks.

Why Hanging Chairs or Hammocks?

Hanging chairs or hammocks are more fun than regular chairs or sofas. Kids love hanging chairs, particularly when they know these swing chairs are for them. Children like hammocks almost as much as hanging chairs.

Even those post-toddler children, who vocally refuse to take a nap (“that’s for babies,” they often claim), often fall to sleep, like many adults, when they read (or look at the pictures) in a gently swaying hanging chair or hammock. Kids also enjoy playing, getting into and out of hanging chairs, running around, and swinging in hanging chairs and hammocks.

Advantages of Hanging Chairs and Hammocks to Motivate Reading

When you install hanging chairs and Hammocks outdoors, they offer some interesting benefits, in addition to the advantages provided when they’re installed indoors.

I Bought a Hammock Instead of a Bed – Here’s What Happened

Cuadro Kids Hammock - Rainbow

Sleeping in a hammock is becoming ever more popular. Many people are removing their beds in favor of a hammock. I did the same thing and I’m happy I did. Only campers and hippies formerly shouted from the rooftops, I had the “best sleep ever!” More and more non-campers and non-hippies are enthusiastically touting the benefits of hammock sleep. But, what does the scientific and medical community say about hammocks?

Research, neglected for decades, has only recently been done to examine the truths about hammock sleeping. To date, scientific and medical research confirms what ancient societies already knew.

Brief History

Central American anthropologists have discovered that ancient societies favored hammocks from a minimum of 700 years ago. Even famous explorer Christopher Columbus, after he found the Bahamas, loved “sleeping in nets between trees.”
Historians note that the first hammock probably was invented by the Greeks around 450 B.C., which is many, many years before Columbus sailed to the Bahamas. The legendary Maya people called their hammocks, “the gift of the Gods.” Most people, even scientists, previously assumed ancient civilizations chose hammocks because they were off the ground, away from dangerous spiders and snakes, or pesky stinging ants. These uneducated civilizations may have embraced other reasons, however.

Studies Found Health Benefits with Hammock Sleep

Since scientific studies have now discovered long-touted benefits of hammock sleeping, other people are taking hammocks more seriously. As always, there is (has never been) no perfect product, so hammocks deliver many benefits with only one major potential downside.

Pros

You will fall asleep faster;
You will enjoy the health benefits of deeper sleep;
You’ll have better ability to focus the next day after a restful hammock sleep;
You will improve your reading skills;
Generally, you’ll increase your learning skills;
You may find your back pain disappears;
The gentle rocking motion has proven to make you “sleep like a baby;” and
You’ll not need to contend with the dust mites common to mattresses.
Con (only one catalogued downside)

Hammocks may hurt your romantic life, as hammocks shine when you’re sleeping “solo.” Even if you and your partner are “cuddly” types, few people enjoy sleeping when “joined at the hip.” Even two person hammocks may push the envelope when your partner is a light sleeper.

Try It, You’ll Like It

As you can see, the benefits of sleeping in a hammock seriously outweigh the one downside. Consider trying a hammock for a nap or for a night. A trial should convince you of the hammock-sleep benefits you get.
If you believe your mattress caused you back pain, since hammocks often relieve back pain, what have you got to lose except your back pain? The measured increase in brain wave activity from a 2011 university study (University of Geneva in Switzerland), also improves your memory and learning ability.

While there are scientific conclusions supporting the improved sleep quality you would receive from a hammock, there is only one way for you to prove it to yourself. Give hammocks a try and see what you’ve been missing. You may refuse to miss these benefits in the future.

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