Types of Hammocks
Which hammock is best for you??
There are so many different kinds of hammocks on the market. We thought we would make it a bit easier for you to figure out which one you want. You will find a simplified infographic, and we will go into some deeper detail about each type of hammock.
Types of Hammocks Infographic
FAQ about Hammocks
Browse here if you have any questions about backyard hammocks. If you don’t find your answer, feel free to contact us!
Most of the hammock chairs we reviewed support 300lbs. However, the Hammock Sky XXL supports 330lbs and if you need even more, the Highwild Hammock Chair holds up to 500lbs!
There are many different types of hammocks. One of the most comfortable hammock chairs is the Y-stop hammock chair. For the ultimate comfort, consider the Best Choice Hanging Lounger.
Yes! Most inflatable loungers can be used in the water and on land! Check out our inflatable lounger buying guide for more info!
There is an art to it, but after a couple of tries you will inflate your inflatable lounger with just a couple of moves. Basically open one end and force air into the lounger by running with it or by spinning in a circle. Check out ourinflatable lounger buying guide for more info.
It depends on where you want to hang the hammock. If you are hanging it from trees, the easiest solution is to buy hammock straps. However, you can also hang them using rope and very simple rope knots. If you’re hanging your hammock inside, you may need to attach anchors (hook or eye screws) into the wall. It depends on your specific situation. We have created a detailed guide on how to hang any hammock indoors or outdoors here!
The two most common hammock materials are cotton and polyester. Cotton is natural and can be softer on the skin, but will weather faster and will mold if not dried after it becomes wet. Polyester is a synthetic material so may not be as cozy to the touch. However, it is more weather resistant and will not mold. So the answer depends on your intended use. If comfort is the priority and you will take care of your hammock, go for cotton. If you need durability even with some neglect (leaving the hammock out in the rain), then go for polyester.
This can depend on your personal preference and health, but hammocks can be a great place to sleep. For some people it is even healthier than their beds. Some hammocks are designed to stay relatively flat as well. That said, if you have serious back problems, you should consult your doctor first.
This obviously depends on the hammock. Lightweight camping hammocks usually support only 1 adult (around 250lbs), but most of the backyard hammocks on our site will hold around 400-500lbs.
Hanging egg chair is: a suspended pod or chair made of a rigid material (wood,bamboo,wicker) with cushions inside for sitting on.
Hammock chair is: Hammock chairs resemble typical hammocks in their materiality, but they are designed specifically for a comfortable sitting experience.
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There are many competitors offering light camping hammocks. One of our personal favorites is the ENO single nest at only 17oz! Check out our camping hammocks buying guide for more!
Hammock chairs a incredibly comfortable. They are spacious, cozy and accommodate various positions and some of them even come with pillows! Check out our Hammock Chair Buying Guide for more info!
Nobody wants to make any general recommendations when it comes to back health. Relaxing your neck and back in a hammock can certainly reduce stress and inflammation, but if you have serious back problems, you should consult your doctor.
If you are like most people, once you get hooked on hammocking, you will likely buy a couple different ones for different uses. Regardless of which type of hammock you are interested in, you can rest assured that all of the hammocks we review are the best of the best.
You won’t regret it. Get hammocking!
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