Whether you plan on stringing your hammock between two palm trees while on an island escape or you plan on swaying among lush suburban foliage in your very own backyard oasis, there are a few things to consider before purchasing your hanging bed. Things like, where will it be assembled, how often it will your hammock be used, and will it be exposed to the elements for an extended period?
While hammocks are not designed for permanent outdoor use, they are made from durable materials which have undergone a chemical treatment through the manufacturing process to ensure they resist stains and mildew. These materials range from nylon and textalin olefin to cotton/polyester blend and cotton...
Not only is olefin lightweight, strong, durable and resistant to fading and mildew build-up, its production process results in very little by-product making it environmentally friendly. The fibre itself is recyclable and can be re-extruded up to 10 times! Textaline Olefin can be quite heat sensitive and may break down at extremely high temperatures. This shouldn’t be an issue for everyday use, but it means your Dockside Hammock may require a little extra care when cleaning.
Nylon hammocks are your best option if you’re looking to swing in the wind at campsites, festivals or anywhere outdoors. The One Person Travel Hammock is a great option as the material is extremely lightweight and fast drying, as well as super compact.
Being fully breathable, cotton hammocks like the Brazilian Fernando Queen Hammock are perfect for snoozing in throughout those balmy summer days. Although delicate, they’ll provide years of comfortable wear if hung undercover. Alternatively, if you’re slinging your hammock outside in the sunshine, simply unhook and store away when not in use to avoid colour fading and deterioration.
Due to the added polyester, Cotton/Polyester Blend (also known as Poly Cotton) is more durable to pure cotton hammocks. As a synthetic fabric, it's easier to modify with colourfast dyes that are immune to fading from UV rays. Our Anywhere Hammock Double is easy to install, with no assembly required. Simply loop the hammock rope through the frame hooks and climb on in!
Now that we’ve got all the technical stuff out of the way, choosing the right hammock for you should be breezy. The toughest decision you’ll have to make is which colour or style to go with!