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Family Hammocks

These XL hammocks allow everyone to enjoy it at the same time. Family hammocks range in size from those big enough for two adults and two children up to the Supernova hammock. We have tested the Supernova hammock with 10 people and a couple of bottles of wine. It is a great hammock to host a party in!

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Why Buy A Family Hammock ?

We define a family hammock as a traditional style hammock with a fabric width of at least 175cm, or a hammock with spreader bars with a fabric width of at least 155cm.
 
We use this definition because it means there is room for three people. To be specific, three people can lay on a family hammock without touching each other. That sounds a bit unfriendly doesn't it ? 
 
The maximum size of a family hammock is unlimited according to our definition. That is why the Supernova hammock, which is probably the biggest hammock in the world, is in this category. Maybe it should have a category of it's own? something like party hammocks ? Tell us what you think.
 
First, here are three reasons to buy any hammock from us. Especially hammocks of our own Hamaca brand.
1. Great quality - thicker and stronger means it will last as long as you need it.
2. Gorgeous designs - very nice colours and cadejos which means it looks better than other hammocks
3. Free overnight delivery in the UK - so that the price you see is the price you pay and you can expect to receive your hammock tomorrow.
 

Reasons to buy a family hammock

The first question to answer is compared to what ? In this case I will argue why uou should buy a family hammock, when compared to a double or single hammock.
 

1. More people is more fun

It is fun to have 3 or more people in a hammock. It is a great way to spend an afternoon outdoors. Gently swaying between two trees, chatting and laughing.
 

2. You can have your own space

With 175cm at least of width, even with 3 adults in hammock, you can have your own space. You can lay in the hammock top to tail so that you each get your own section with a soft ridge in between. I love how hammocks arrange themselves to fit the people.
 
This advantage is magnified if you get the Supernova hammock, or if you have just 2 adults in a family hammock, or a bunch of children. Although hang the hammock nice and low to the soft grassy ground if a load of kids are going to be playing in it.
 

3. You can lay any way you want.

Even in our Raya Hammock which is 175cm or (5ft 9inches), you can lay perpendicular to the hammock.
 
This is 97% of women in the UK, or 99.97% of Nepalese women. We do business with Nepal (mypashmina.co.uk), so I was curious.  Half of men in the UK are under 5ft 9. Our Mammoth hammock is 210cm wide, so only 1 in 685 men will be too tall to lay widthwise. 
 
It means that if you lay at any angle you will be able to find quite a flat laying surface if that is what you prefer. It all comes down to flexibilty. Surely more comfortable positions is better than less.
 

4. You can close the hammock around you.

I was toying with the idea of adding straps and holes to the sides of the mammoth hammocks, so you can join them together at the top and make a little tent.
 
Or how about installing some little LED lights. It sounds very cosy to me. My boys love to make the big hammocks in to dens. The bigger the hammock, the better this idea will work. As the hammock is made from strong cotton (recycled by the way), you can add what you like to it's design. Please tell us you ideas.
 

5. More space with less weight

You could take 5 hammocks on a picnic, but they you would need to take 5 sets of ropes and hooks too. With a family hammock, you can be sure of room for everyone, but you only need to take one bag.
 
Hamaca family hammocks come complete with a matching shoulder bag, which is big enough to hold the hammock plus ropes and a book and a drink. We made the bag generous on purpose, because we found with other brands we used to sell that it was an inconvenience to fold up the hammock and try and fit it in to a 'just right' bag. We wanted it to be relaxing, and it is.
 

6. It looks impressive

I know this is a shallow point, that people don't like to admit, but why do people spend £50k on a car when a perfectly good car can be had for a few thousand pounds? It's a status thing.
 
Many sociologists would claim it is a mainly male status thing.
 
So if you have a supernova in you garden, people will be impressed. Then everyone will jump in the hammock, and think what a smart cookie you are for buying the biggest hammocks available in the world.
 

Some disadvantages of family hammocks 

1. Maybe you want some peace.

If you have a single hammock, at least you can say to the kids or the other half that it is a single hammock, so sorry but there is no room. Then you can go back to your book and glass of wine in peace.
 

2. Bit big and heavy

Compared to a single hammock, a family hammock will weigh more, so is not really suitable for using up your Ryanair baggage allowance. A single hammock weighing under 1kg is perfect for this, but the family ones , not so much.
 

3. Depends how much space you have.

Obviously if your trees are too close together, or your indoors space for a hammock is not big enough, then a family hammock won't work.
 
If you have the right space, then bigger is better in my opinion. It is only the length of the space that matters when calculating the space, because when you are not using the hammock, it closes itself and takes up hardly any room at all.
 

4. Price

Family hammocks cost more per hammock, although they do cost less per hammock user. For example the Supernova hammock is easily good for 8 people, and at £199 that works out to less than £25 per person. A single hammock costs at least £39 per user. 
 
The Raya hammock costs £90, so with 3 users, that's £30 per person, still cheaper per simultaneous hammock user than a single hammock. I wonder if they use the same units on the other side of the pond ! 
 

FINAL WORD

If you think I have missed any obvious advantages or disadvantages of family hammocks, please let us know. We love to hear from our customers outside of the buy and sell. 
Mammoth Family Hammock - Colora - Xlarge (Seconds)
Raya Family Hammock
mammoth xxl hammock - hamaca hammocks from Hammock Heaven
Mammoth XXL Family Hammock - Azureus
Supernova Hammock - XXL - Kaleidoscope




Read 5 Reasons why Hamaca hammocks are superior hammocks + how to get FREE shipping.

You might have noticed that there are many hammocks available online today.

So, other than colours, what's the difference ?

Here are 5 reasons why Hamaca hammocks from Hammock Heaven are MUCH better than other hammocks:

1. Hammocks with Cadejos

Cadejos is the spanish word for chains. This refers to the twisted plaits at each end of the hammock. These look beautiful and they help to distribute the weight perfectly which makes a more comfortable hammock. This is common on Colombian hammocks, but not so common on hammocks made in China.

2. Hammocks Made in Colombia

Hammocks have a long tradition in Colombia. Colombian hammocks have some design differences to Brazilian hammocks. One of these is the open loop at the end. This makes it quicker and easier to hang the hammock in different places and again distribute the weight a bit better.

3. Hammocks From Eco-Friendly Cotton

Our Hamaca hammocks are made from recycled cotton. This is many times kinder to the environment than organic cotton. The cotton for your next hammock comes from Mexico where it is spun in to yarn and dyes before being shipped to Colombia to be woven in to hammocks.

4. Hammocks Made by Experienced Happy Staff

Some of the people working in the hammock factory have been working there for 25 years! Staff turnover is very low due to the good working conditions. You can see videos and interviews at the hammock factory here.

5. Extra Strong Hammocks

When we chose the thickness of the fabric and the strength capacity of the strings, we made everything at the highest practical level. This means the hammock fabric is thicker and stronger and the strings will be durable for many many years.

How to get FREE shipping on your Hammocks.

  1. Have a UK delivery address.
  2. That's it. Place your order and shipping will always be FREE in the UK. 
  3. Your Hamaca hammock will arrive on the next working day. Most Vivere items will take a few days, but shipping will still be FREE!
Cadejos looks stylish and help distribute weight perfectly

Cadejos on the Raya Family Hammock


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“A hammock is the best place to spend a midsummer afternoon. When you climb into a hammock, you are linked to reality only by the narrowest of cords. Suspended in time and space, you shed any sense of weight or corporal substance. As you sway with the gentle rhythm of the breeze, you drift and dream between heaven and Earth, glimpsing the blue truth of sky beyond the wagging treetops.Then suddenly the spell is broken by a dog’s snout poking you, a rumble of thunder or a child’s cry, and you are brought back to a world you temporarily left behind. But the hammock’s solace is not forgotten. Its gentle crescent lingers.” » Robert S. Kyff in Hartford