Laying down on a comfortable elevated platform while it swings back and forth feels so relaxing. You can sleep for hours on end. Here are 5 of the best garden hammocks of 2017 that can be used both indoors and outdoors.
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|Material||• Natural Woven Cotton|
• Wood Stabiliser Bars
• Stand - Steel
|65% Cotton, 35% Polyester||65% Cotton, 35% Polyester||Recycled Yarn||• Hammock - Cotton
• Wood Stabiliser Bars
• Stand - Steel
|Single or Double||Single||Double||Double||Double||Single|
|Lying Surface||200 x 100 cm||210 x 150 cm||200 x 135 cm||200||210 x 80 cm|
|Max. Weight||100 kg||300 kg||200 kg||200 kg||100 kg|
|Dimensions||• Hammock - 200 x 100cm|
• Stand - 290 x 91 x 110cm
|320 x 150 cm||350 x 135 cm||310 cm||• Hammock - 210 x 80cm
• Stand - 290 x 87 x 103cm
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Top Features – Best Garden Hammocks
- Our Rating – This is based off Amazon’s Star Rating system at the time of writing. They’re depicted by real customers giving real testimonials. We highly recommend that you read what they say about the model you’re interested in.
- Best Value / Top Rated – Products that we consider to excel in a certain area such as value for money, reputation or technology have been given one of our aforementioned labels of recognition.
- Material – What is the hammock’s fabric, stand and stabiliser bars (if it has any) constructed from?
- Single or Double – Is the hammock wide and durable enough for two adults to rest on, or is it only suitable for one person?
- Lying Surface – What’s the size of the area that is suitable for laying down on?
- Maximum Weight – For garden hammocks that are capable of holding two people, you can divide the maximum weight between two individuals, but do not exceed it.
- Includes Stand – Some garden hammocks include a stand that’s usually constructed from steel, particularly less expensive models. The stand is the foundation on which the hammock is supported by, so this needs to be of high quality.
- Price – If you want to know the price of any of the models, just click on the Buy Now button or Check Price and you’ll be redirected to the product page on Amazon.co.uk. The reason we don’t put prices is because they constantly change and there are so many sellers offering different prices.
How to Buy a Garden Hammock
A garden hammock and its support stand has to endure a lot of strain from one’s body weight so it’s essential that you buy a hammock that’s highly durable, or you’ll find your backside on the floor. Here’s a short but useful guide to helping you choose the right garden hammock for your home.
Do you need a hammock stand?
One of the most important aspects of a garden hammock is where you will be hanging it. Some ideas are:
- Hanging it from tree to tree if you have trees in your back garden
- Hanging it from a tree to a wall fitting
- Hanging it from a tree to a wooden hammock post
- Hanging it from post to post
- Lastly, hanging it from an independent hammock stand
The last option is often the most convenient as it can easily be used indoors and outdoors, and if you don’t have trees or you don’t want to create any permanent fixtures in the wall or ground.
However, it may also be the costliest option depending on what type of hammock stand you buy. A wooden stand can be more durable and looks nicer but is usually a lot more expensive, whereas a steel stand is lighter, cheaper and easier to set up.
What size do you want?
If you plan on resting in the garden hammock yourself, then you’d only need a single hammock but if two adults will be laying in it, then you’d need a double width hammock that can support a heavier weight. There are also family sized hammocks that can support two adults and 1-3 small children.
The important issue to keep in mind is if you do want to buy a hammock to have two or more people lying in it, then you definitely need a large durable hammock stand to support the weight.
Do you want a stabiliser bar?
For some garden hammocks, you’ll notice a wooden bar spreaded out across each end of the hammock with ropes threaded through it. This helps to give the hammock a flatter profile which some people prefer the look of. However, it can sometimes be a bit difficult to get in and out of because of how stretched it is.
On the other hand, the classic hammock has no stabiliser bar so the fabric is a lot more flexible. This makes it easier to move around in, wrap the hammock around you like a blanket and even use it has a chair where you can sit upright in. This type of hammock is better for sleeping in as there are more positions you can sleep in.
What material do you want?
The most common material for a garden hammock is cotton; it’s very comfortable, breathable so it allows body moisture and vapours to be released (no bad smells or overheating) and dries quickly if it gets soaked from sweat or rain.
Silk hammocks are suited for travelling because they are breathable, tearproof and lightweight but not as comfortable as cotton hammocks.
There are also special materials produced by different manufacturers that have UV resistant qualities and durability advantages.
What colour do you want?
The colour of the garden hammock is entirely your own preference, though keep in mind that bright colours – although look nicer and are less likely to fade in the sun – they’re more prone to show dust and dirt. Dark colours may fade in the sun, but will look less dirty in the long run.
Top 3 Reasons to Have a Garden Hammock
If you’re reading this, then you probably already have plenty of reasons why you’d want a garden hammock for your home. However, if you still need a bit more convincing, here are 3 of the top reasons why most people buy garden hammocks.
1. It Helps You Get to Sleep Easier
There’s something about the momentum of swinging back and forth while laying down that makes people sleep much better. It’s a godsend for people with back pains, neck aches, stress, small bedrooms and all-round trouble sleeping.
There have been a few studies done that back up the claim that hammocks are a healthy way to sleep. The fact that there’s no pressure points on any part of your body makes sleeping a lot less strenuous on your body, something a mattress or any other type of surface cannot provide.
Central and South Americans have been sleeping in hammocks for centuries, with millions of people across South East Asia following suit. For them, hammocks are comfortable, convenient and cheap. For the western world, it can be considered a luxury.
2. It’s Perfect For Relaxing
Whether you’re reading a book, using your tablet or phone, it’s a much more relaxing experience when chilling in the hammock. You’ll probably end up using it more than the sofa.
The only gripe with this is it can be so relaxing that you may end up falling asleep inside it. When you have guests over, I bet you they’d all want to lay down inside your hammock!
3. Attractive Furniture Indoors or Outdoors
The great thing about garden hammocks is that they don’t only have to be hung outside in the garden, they can be hung in the house too, via a hammock stand, post, ceiling or wall mount. This is providing you have the adequate amount of space of course.
Not only is it a talking point and place of rest, but it’s also a unique piece of furniture that complements its surroundings. Our 5 best garden hammocks above are all suitable to be used indoors and outdoors.