Comparing Different Hammocks
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:
- Cadejos – the stylish cotton chains at the end of the hammock which look great, but also help distribute weight perfectly.
- 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…
- Colombian style with an open loop at the end.
- Recycled cotton with Azo-Free Dyes, and transported by ship. I.e. This is the most eco-friendly type of hammock you can buy.
- Easy to wash in the washing machine.
Children’s Hammocks / Kids Hammocks
- Single rope attachment for child safety.
- Just about big enough for an adult.
- 2 x 3m ropes built in.
- Packs up small and light, so perfect for taking on holiday or to the lake.
- Low price per hammock.Transform a bedroom for £30 !
- Small for an adult, so only one lying position (straight).
- 2 x 3m Ropes with Hooks built in to each Travock ( Travel Hammock ).
- 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 is slightly smaller.
- Big hammocks, especially compared to the packed up size.
- Extra strong, made from nylon, like parachutes.
- A travel hammock will dry very quickly if it gets wet.
- Price. At the lower end of the price range.
- Cotton is softer and more comfortable than parachute silk.
- The perfect size for an adult, a squeeze for two, plenty of room for kids.
- Packs up small and lightweight, so good for travelling or taking to the park.
- Cadejos, a carry bag and machine washable, as are all hammocks in the rest of this guide.
- It’s a single hammock, so you remind others of this fact for some peace and quiet.
- I can’t think of any disadvantages, unless you want a bigger or smaller hammock.
- Room for two adults.
- Same advantages as other size hammocks
- 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.
- Plenty of room. You can lay which way you like, or have lots of people in the hammock.
- Value per person, or per square meter of hammock area.
- Big hammocks look fantastic.
- Can fold the edges around you as a sunshade or even a cosy roof.
- Same advantages as other size cotton hammocks. Washable, bag included etc.
- 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.
- Our biggest hammocks are our most expensive hammocks, but they work out quite cheap per person or for the size.
Hanging Hammock Chairs
- Space saving, so suitable in almost any space.
- Easy to get in and out of.
- Sitting position allows typing etc.
- Brightens up a room.
- Cheaper than other types of chairs.
- Can’t lay down, except in our denim hanging chair with it’s fantastic foot rest.
- 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
- Fabric drys quickly if it gets wet.
- Easy to get in and out of.
- Looks great
- 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.
- Marginally less stable than hammocks without the spreader bar.
I hope this quick guide was useful. Please tell us your experiences with your hammocks. We woould love to hear from you. Contact us.