Here are some reasons, but please wait for next weeks blog post which will argue the opposite case! Plus look out for ‘Why buy a Family Hammock over a Double Hammock‘ coming soon!
A double hammock is one that is big enough for two adults to relax in comfort.
I would say the minimum width of fabric for a traditional hammock to be counted as a double hammock is 150cm. For a hammock with spreader bars which will hold the fabric open, i would say 130cm would be wide enough.
For the traditional cotton hammock, 150cm+ allows two people to lay side by side.
You can also fit two adults in a single hammock, but in a double hammock you can even create your own area with a soft ridge in between. You can easily lay top and tail like this, almost like having two hammocks.
So, the first reason to buy a double hammock is that it is big enough for two people.
Double Hammocks Allow Room For Kids
You don’t have to always have two people in the hammock of course. We have 3 boys. My youngest is still a baby, but I can hang with my older two in the hammock. I guess that technically makes it a triple hammock, but there is plenty of room while my boys are still under 130cm tall. It’s a fun place to relax and chat or read with our children.
A double hammock is also better than a single hammock if you intend to use it mainly for one person. More width and a bit more length, means you have more positions in which you can lay.
Lay And Sit Across A Hammock
You can lay directly across the hammock if you have your legs bent. It makes a very comfortable half sitting position, from which you can see your surroundings.
If you prefer to lay as flat as possible, then laying diagonally in a 160cm wide cotton hammock will give you a flatter laying suface than you would get in a 120-140cm wide single hammock. It is just more comfortable.
Use A Hammock As A Sun Shade
If you have taken your hammock to a nice sunny area, then the extra fabric of a double hammock allows you to arrange it in such a way, that part of the hammock can shade your head. This is easy and comfortable.
It is easy to carry your hammock where you go because our Hamaca hammocks come complete with a nice matching shoulder bag, which is also big enough to fit a drink ,a book, and some tree bands along side your hammock. The bag is comfortable and the hammock is not heavy. Or should I say that the hammock is comfortable and the bag is not heavy?
One Disadvantage Of A Double Hammock
The only downside is that you can’t really claim there is not room for more people when you want it to yourself.