Hammocks are growing in popularity due to the comfort that they provide their users with. The good thin with hammock is their versatility of usage. There are many types of hammock and they all serve different purposes, though of course you can use one single hammock for different purposes. Some of the common types of hammocks include:
Sleeping hammocks: As the name suggests, they are mainly used for sleeping due to the comfort that they provide.
Lounging hammocks: They are mainly used for lounging as opposed to completely falling asleep. They are the most common type and are mainly used in balconies; garden, by the poolside and on the backyard among many other places.
Jungle hammocks: They are also known as Venezuelan hammocks. The y are mainly meant to be used in tropical climates as they have a netting that will give a cooling effect when the climate is warm and they have drip strips at the ends of the suspension ropes so that water may not be able to sip in the rope.
Brazilian hammocks: They are hammocks mainly made from cotton fabric but is gathered at both ends by a lace that is hand crocheted.
Hiking hammocks: They are hammocks mainly meant for hiking and are made from ultra-light material so that it is portable.
Couple’s hammocks: As the name suggests, they are hammocks that are mainly meant for two people. Most have a length of 8 feet and are big in size.
When it comes to choosing a hammock, the purpose of the hammock is what will basically define the right kind of hammock for you. Some of the other factors to keep in mind include:
Material and durability
The material used on the hammock is what will determine its durability. There are many types of materials that can be used on the hammock. Cotton and nylon are the most common types of materials used. The material will also define the weight of the hammock and hence if you are looking for portability, nylon would be a good bet.
Length of the hammock
The length of the hammock will determine the comfort of the hammock. When it is long it means that it will provide you will more comfort as you can always stretch out the way you want. When looking at the length of the hammock you should also look at the length of the attaching lines. They should not be too short so that they give you the flexibility of adjusting to help you use your hammock wherever you want.
Width of the hammock
Just as the length of the hammock is very important, the width is also important. It will influence your comfort and security when using the hammock. The width will also depend on your size and the number of users that will use the hammock.
The anchor points of the hammock will determine how much weight the hammock can bear. Too much weight can break the attaching cord or anchor.
There are many other factors to bear in mind when looking for a hammock, all you need to do is do your research well.