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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Hammock Guide

This quick guide will go from the smallest and cheapest hammocks up to the biggest and most expensive, then we will finish it off with some comments about hanging chairs, and some notes about hammocks with spreader bars.

Nearly all Hamaca hammocks are hand made in Colombia from recycled cotton. The cotton is soft, strong and comfortable and the colours and designs are gorgeous.

I will try to mention only the benefits and disadvantages specific to each type of hammock, and only when compared to other types of hammocks.

Nearly every Hamaca hammock has the following features which are an advantage over other brands of hammocks:

  1. Cadejos - the stylish cotton chains at the end of the hammock which look great, but also help distribute weight perfectly.
  2. Handy matching carry bag, which is big enough for the hammock, but with room for a book a drink and some ropes. Many other brands you really have to squeeze the hammock in…
  3. Colombian style with an open loop at the end.
  4. Recycled cotton with Azo-Free Dyes, and transported by ship. I.e. This is the most eco-friendly type of hammock you can buy.
  5. Easy to wash in the washing machine.

Children’s Hammocks / Kids Hammocks  

What are some advantages of children's hammocks ?

  1. Single rope attachment for child safety.
  2. Just about big enough for an adult.
  3. 2 x 3m ropes built in
  4. Packs up small and light, so perfect for taking on holiday or to the lake.
  5. Low price per hammock.Transform a bedroom for £30 !

What are some disadvantages of chidlren's hammocks ?

  1. Small for an adult, so only one lying position (straight).

Travel Hammocks

What are some advantages of travel hammocks ?

  1. 2 x 3m ropes with hooks built in to each Travock ( Travel Hammock ).
  2. Packs up small for travels. The 2 person XL size packs up to 20x12x12cm which is about  2.4 litres in volume. The 1 person hammock is slightly smaller.
  3. Big hammocks, especially compared to the packed up size.
  4. Extra strong, made from nylon, like parachutes.
  5. A travel hammock will dry  very quickly if it gets wet.
  6. Price. At the lower end of the price range.

What are some disadvantages ?

  1. Cotton is softer and more comfortable than parachute silk.

Single Hammocks

What are some advantages of single hammocks ?

  1. The perfect size for an adult, a squeeze for two, plenty of room for kids.
  2. Packs up small and lightweight, so good for travelling or taking to the park.
  3. Inexpensive
  4. Cadejos, a carry bag and machine washable, as are all hammocks in the rest of this guide.
  5. It’s a single hammock, so you remind others of this fact for some peace and quiet.

What are some disadvantages ?

  1. I can’t think of any disadvantages, unless you want a bigger or smaller hammock.

Double Hammocks

What are some advantages of double hammocks ?

  1. Room for two adults.
  2. Same advantages as other size hammocks

What are some disadvantages ?

  1. If you want a different size hammock, choose that. Price and size...

It’s a short list for this one, but it’s one of our most popular hammocks. I just didn’t want to repeat the advantages of the single hammock.

Family Hammocks

What are the advantages of family hammocks ?

  1. Plenty of room. You can lay which way you like, or have lots of people in the hammock.
  2. Value per person, or per square meter of hammock area.
  3. Big hammocks look fantastic.
  4. Can fold the edges around you as a sunshade or even a cosy roof.
  5. Same advantages as other size cotton hammocks. Washable, bag included etc.

What are some disadvantages ?

  1. Not as portable for flights. Fine to take to beach or park, but maybe it takes up too much luggage space if you are just taking hand luggage.
  2. Our biggest hammocks are our most expensive hammocks, but they work out quite cheap per person or for the size.

Hanging Hammock Chairs

What are the main advantages of hanging chairs when compared to hammocks ?

  1. Space saving, so suitable in almost any space.
  2. Easy to get in and out of.
  3. Sitting position allows typing etc.
  4. Brightens up a room.
  5. Cheaper than other types of chairs.

What are some disadvantages ?

  1. Can’t lay down, except in our denim hanging chair with it’s fantastic foot rest.
  2. Not as portable as a hammock due to the bar. It has a bag with a shoulder strap, so it is fine to take to the park or beach, but more difficult to take on a flight.

Spreader Bar Hammocks

What are some advantages of spreader bar hammocks ?

  1. Fabric drys quickly if it gets wet.
  2. Easy to get in and out of.
  3. Looks great

What are some disadvantages ?

  1. Not as portable as a hammock without the spreader bars. It has a bag with a shoulder strap, so it is fine to take to the park or beach, but more difficult to take on a flight.
  2. Marginally less stable than hammocks without the spreader bar.

Conclusion

I hope this quick guide was useful. Please tell us your experiences with your hammocks. We would love to hear from you. Contact us.