4 Main Types of Hammocks – Which One would You Choose?
Swinging in a hammock at a camping trip, gazing the bright day sky or the starry night sky while enjoying the cool jungle breeze is an unmatched experience. But when you start looking for a hammock, you may easily get confused as to which one to choose, as there are so many. Let’s take a look at a few prominent types of hammocks that will allow you to make an informed decision.
1. Wild Camping, Hiking or Backpacking Hammock
So far, you might have come across hammocks in which only 1 person can rest and it’s just designed as that – hammock! However, today’s camping, backpacking and hiking hammocks are more than just a hammock. They are actually hammock-style tents with all the features of a camping tent and more. For example, the innovative multi-person portable hammock can be tied to supports with 3 points and lets 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children to rest in it. It offers you a perfect sleep regardless of whether you sleep on your back, front or sides. It’s very durable and can be easily cleaned. It features unique anti-roll strap system which allows each person to sleep comfortably without rolling into the middle and bumping into others. You can even live in this hammock just like you live in a tent; it’s very easy to set up and use.
Moreover, it’s super-light in weight and therefore easily portable, and can even be used as a tarp which can protect you from rain.
2. Rope Hammock
Rope hammocks are the classic hammocks that people associate with lounging under palm trees on beaches. They have rope stitching design between spreader bars. Since they have rope stitching, they are airy and flexible, and the spreader bars allow easy dismount. Still only 1 and maximum 2 persons can rest in them.
3. Brazilian Hammock
A Brazilian hammock is made of thicker weaves that are perfect for colder climates. They are made for only one person. It usually doesn’t feature spreader-bars and therefore comes as an in-line hanging system. However, some Brazilian hammocks do exist with spreader-bars which also incorporate the old-style thick cotton weaves. Brazilian hammocks also come in the characteristic bold colors of Brazil.
4. Poolside Hammock
The poolside or fabric hammock typically features the classic spreader-bar design with fabrics, thus offering extra luxury and comfort and decorative style. To add further warmth and softness, quilted materials can also be used in these hammocks, by using a soft stuffing between two layers of fabric. These hammocks come in beautifully patterned designs on one side and a solid color on the flip side of fabric.
Hammocks are undergoing innovations every day and are offering more and more comfort and convenience. It’s up to you how you want to enjoy them with your camping buddies. Happy hammocking!