A Hammock For Everyone - Get The Right One For You

By: John Morris


A hammock is like a bed. It is a piece of furniture used by a person for rest and relaxation. The difference between them is the fact that a bed usually comes with a frame shaped like a rectangle underneath a mattress. A hammock is bed that is hanging or suspended in the air tied between supports like two trees made up of heavy netting or a canvas. The important question remains whether or not all hammocks regardless of the material used for weaving can give the same level of comfort.

Q. How Do I Know What Type Of Hammock To Buy?
A. There are generally 3 types of hammocks. These are namely known as fabric, Mayan and rope style hammocks. One or two of these kinds are suitable for either indoor or outdoor use. The other can only be used indoors while the other only good if it is used outdoors. By being able to determine exactly where the hammock will be installed, the person will be able to make the right decision of what type of hammock to purchase.

Q. How Can I Be Sure The Hammock I Buy Will Fit Within My Budget?
A. As mentioned earlier, there are 3 types of hammocks. The price of the hammock one wishes to purchase will greatly depend on the type of material used. The price of the material used dictates the price of the kind of hammock one wants to buy and if one has limited budget, one wonít be able to buy the hammock made out of the best material since it is expensive. However if one is rich and money is no object, then that person will not have a problem picking the most expensive and luxurious hammock available.

Q. How Can I Tell If The Hammock Will Support My Weight?
A. Again, this goes to the type of material used. A fabric hammock is made out of thick rope and can take a beating of up to 450 lbs. A hammock made out of canvas can only accommodate 5 to 20 lbs. because of the closed weaving. A Mayan style hammock is very sensitive and can only hold less than 10 lbs.

Q. How Can I Tell When My Hammock Needs Maitenance?
A. The strength of the hammock is dependent on the material used in making it. A fabric hammock made out of thick rope as mentioned before requires heavy maintenance since it is susceptible to mild or dew especially in a fairly wet climate. A canvas on the other hand because of its material is very durable and thus requires little maintenance. A Mayan hammock is like a fabric hammock in the sense that it is very sensitive and can tear easily which would require high maintenance in keeping this kind of hammock in shape.

Q. Which Hammocks Are OK To Swing Or Rock In?
A. The material used in making a hammock makes it either heavy or lightweight. Fabric hammocks are weaved by hand and are usually made of heavy material making it a challenge to move from one place to another. Canvas hammocks are lighter since water bounces of the material making it easy to relocate. Mayan hammocks like Canvas are also lightweight making it easy to transfer.

Q. How Can I Tell What Hammocks Are Comfortable?
A. Fabric hammocks are designed with small spaces in between them. The backside to this is that it doesnít conform to ones body and there is usually an imprint visible in ones back when one gets off the hammock. Canvas hammocks on the other hand donít leave any imprints. The only drawback is that this too does not conform to ones body during use. The most comfortable hammock of the 3 is Mayan since this type of hammock conforms to the shape of anyone who uses it.

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