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Which Hammock Should I Buy?

by Gwyneth Egan 08 Aug 2022 0 Comments

Hanging loose on the hammock is what summer is made for. Whether you want to chill poolside or read with the sunlight peeking through the trees, a trusted hammock is the perfect warm weather companion. 

Hammocks come in a variety of styles and materials that can suit your lifestyle and interests. To help make your hammock research easier, we’re here to give you the rundown on all the need-to-know details about hammocks! 

A Guide to Hammocks 

Some key features that will make a difference when looking for your hammock include style, size, weight capacity, and material (for both the stand and fabric). 


Depending on where you want your hammock, you can opt for different hanging styles. 

If you have trees at the ready that you can hang your hammock from, you won’t need a stand. But if you’re hoping to hang a hammock without trees, then a hammock and stand is a great option. 

You don’t need to buy a hammock and stand combo from the get go. If you want to try hanging your hammock on existing supports you have, you can always come back to get a stand later on. 


The size of your hammock matters if you want to hang out with another person. If you’re wondering whether you should get a single or double, you’ll want to think about how many people will be using the hammock at once. Single hammocks are suitable for a solo swing, while double hammocks can fit two. Double hammocks can always be used by just one person, but they provide the option to double up as well. 

Weight Capacity

Weight capacity of hammocks is another important consideration when looking for a hammock. Double hammocks tend to have a higher weight capacity than single hammocks while also providing some extra space in the hanging chair. 


The materials used for your hammock’s hanging chair and stand make a difference for how your hammock will look, feel, and perform. 

Some popular fabrics used for the hanging chair include cotton, polyester, Sunbrella, and Textilene. Each material has its pros and cons, so the right material for your hammock will depend on how you want to use your hammock. You’ll want to consider whether you want a water resistant fabric (for use by the lake or poolside), a durable fabric (to last through the seasons), or a soft and cozy fabric (for maximum comfort). 

What is the best type of hammock? 

While there’s not one perfect hammock that works for everyone's needs, there are a ton of options to choose from. Think about what features matter most to you and use that to guide your decision. Whether you’re looking for a waterproof hammock for the poolside or a camping hammock with a bug net to bring with you on your next adventure, Log Furniture and More is a great place to look for a hammock that meets all your expectations!


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