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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Hanging Chairs

Gorgeous Colombian hanging chairs are very comfortable to sit in and relax with a book, laptop or a baby. Float around in these hand made cotton masterpieces. Hanging chairs also have a smaller footprint than a hammock. Many customers buy a few of these to upgrade a terrace / veranda.

FREE next day delivery in the UK on Hamaca brand hanging chairs and free delivery on other brands also.

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A Personal Guide To Hanging Chairs

Right now our son is laying on the floor on his back with just his feet in his hanging chair. He’s seven, and he has spent the last hour in various positions in and around the Playa Rainbow hanging chair in our apartment. He’s probably planning who he is going to attack next in Minecraft.

I have a few of observations:

My first is that a hanging chair is a bit more convenient than a hammock. Especially if you are the type of person who can’t really sit still, or if your home life means that staying still for more than a few minutes at a time is not really feasible. It is easy to sit in and to get up out of. When you compare it to a hammock, I would say it takes half the effort and half the time to get in and out of.

My second observation is how little space the hanging chair takes up in the room. Granted, it is one of the kids hanging chairs and the spreader bar is only 70cm long. It is located quite near to the kettle in our open plan lounge and kitchen area, and we pass by that area of the room all the time. It never seems to be in the way when it is not in use, and it doesn’t get in the way when any of the children are using it.

My final observation is that in a room that is mainly wood and white and beige, the hanging chair really brightens up part of the room. It looks colourful and cheerful. We have had this chair hanging there for about 18 months. It has been washed in the washing machine about 10 times, and it still looks new and fresh. You can call it a long term hammock test if you like and it has passed with flying colours!

We have hung this hanging chair so that it is only about 5cm from the from the ground. We would usually hang it a bit higher, but our 18 month old boy loves it and being 18 months old, he is totally reckless and keeping it low to the ground means he can’t fall far. He can’t get in the hanging chair by himself yet, but he can get out.

I would strongly recommend hanging chairs for children. Obviously think of the safety and don’t hang it above a concrete floor if you have a two year old who likes to throw herself about!

Our Other Hanging Chair

The other hanging chair that we use regularly is one of our denim hanging chairs. We really like this hanging chair for a few reasons:

Firstly, I love the extra long foot and leg rest. Many hanging chairs come with a separate mini hammock for the feet. We used to sell chairs like that. It never seemed as comfortable or convenient as it looked on the pictures. You had to get your heel in just the right place. Not terrible, just not instantly relaxing.  The roll out foot and leg rest on the denim hanging chair is just an extension of the base of the chair. It is super comfortable.

My wife likes to nurse our youngest in this hanging chair in comfort. It works very well.

I like the fabric. Denim looks great. Maybe it just goes especially well with the rest of our apartment, but I expect it will look very nice in most locations. The fabric feels strong and comfortable.

I like that it was made as part of an organization in El Salvador which is trying to make a difference to the lives women there.

As with the children's hanging chair, it is also easy to get in and out of and it doesn’t take up much space when not in use. I like to sit in it and read for a few minutes until something more important to do comes up.

5 Benefits Of Hanging Chairs

So, in summary, the main benefits of a hanging chair are as follows.

  1. Space saving
  2. Easy to get in and out of
  3. Looks good
  4. Easy to wash
  5. Can be put away or hung up in 2 seconds

Hanging Chairs Outside

We used to live in Sweden, where there are almost a hundred thousand lakes each surrounded by trees. As soon as the weather turned warm enough we would take a hammock and swimming equipment down to a lake for a swim and some relaxation.

We would usually take a hammock. Probably because it comes in a handy shoulder bag and it doesn’t feel as bulky to carry. But a hanging chair is not much trouble to carry at all.

We did take hanging chairs to lakes. Mainly for photography. It works really well. If you have any branch that sticks out from the tree, then you can hang a hanging chair from it. Your feet are clear of the ants on the ground and you can relax in the breeze.

It’s very cosy to have a hanging chair hanging next to a hammock by the lake. So that’s one reason to get both.

If you want to use your new hanging chair outside, but you don’t want to take it around with you, then you can easily hang it from any tree in your garden. You might want a tree band to hang it from, but any strong piece of rope will do the job.

You can also use your hanging chair on a veranda. It is easy, plus it will not take up much space on your veranda. I think every veranda wishes it was bigger once you start filling it with stuff, but a hanging chair really helps with that problem.

Final Words

I hope you found this information useful. If you want to share any information about hammocks or hanging chairs, we would love to hear it.