Hammocks have been around us for over 100 years and are still swaying strongly. They are the most amazing way to relax, unwind and sway our worries away after a hectic week of our daily life takes a toll on our wellbeing. The most confusing thing about hammocks is not the complicated methods of tying the several hammock knots, but their availability in so many types suitable for unique uses and experience.
So, let's get right into this article, which tells you all about the 10 most popular hammock styles.
These hammocks have gained popularity among campers, hikers, backpackers and the likes. Hammock tents are designed keeping in mind the convenience of campers and travellers. Thus, they're lightweight, portable, and made of durable material. Along with the hammock surface, it comes with a tent-like covering so you don't have to purchase additional coverings like a tarp.
The teak hammock is made of teak wood laced together by another material. A teak hammock resembles close to a piece of furniture and looks classy if placed in your backyard or lounge. Throw in plush pillows and a throw to make it a great place for relaxing at night or reading a book in the afternoon.
The most common hammock is the rope or a string hammock. It resembles a net and the ropes are made of either cotton or polyester while the latter being water-resistant is considered the most durable. You may have to use a wooden spreader bar and a sheet on your rope hammock for balance and to avoid rope burns.
The second most common type of hammock after the rope hammock is the quilted hammocks. A quilted hammock's speciality is that they are typically reversible and its reverse or backside has a unique pattern while the other side has a solid colour. Many people prefer quilted hammocks because they're comfortable, versatile and aesthetically pleasing.
For people who prefer bright colours and a notable visual appeal, Mayan hammocks are the way to go. These hammocks are typically hung indoors because not only do they add an aesthetic element in your homes, but are also useful. Mayan hammocks are crafted finely, are lightweight but capable of carrying heavyweight.
Famous for their robustness and comfort during winters because of the thick weave, Brazilian hammocks are usually handwoven and are preferred for resting indoors and outdoors. They are also famous for their Brazillian craftsmanship, their beautiful fringe embellishments that add to the aesthetic value and feel of the hammock.
These beautiful hammocks are also called Wayu or Columbian hammocks. Originating from Columbia, Chinchorro hammocks are handcrafted by artisans traditionally using the cross-weave to create an airy and light hammock feel. They're adorned with the most colourful and elaborated embellishments suitable for displaying outdoors.
Chair hammocks are self-explanatory, they are like regular hammocks but designed to look like a chair. They are equipped with a stand so you can swing or sway on while sitting, which is quite a relaxing way to have your morning tea. The chair hammock or the swing chair hammock is suitable for both adults and children but are famous among children because of their resemblance to a swing.
Parachute Nylon Hammock
Shaped like a banana and made of nylon, parachute hammocks are best for camping in the wild. Just make sure to lay diagonally on it for a comfortable sleep. Also, equip the parachute hammock with a tarp, bug net, and a sleeping pad to have the best time of your life.
What's more relaxing than chilling by the poolside in a hammock? Poolside hammocks are designed specifically to be hung near a pool where there is extra moisture compared to other places of a house. Thus, the fabric is resistant to water, mildew and mould.