The most comfortable hammock is the canvas. But in reality, the subject matter: the real comfort is to feel in a cocoon, suspended without the air, and to enjoy nature without touching the ground!
Below are some terms you should follow while choosing the best hammock or you can visit the hammock forum to find more details.
100% cotton hammocks are the most comfortable. Nevertheless, they are rather heavy, not obvious to transport and dry (you must expand, it may be easier in a garden but less so if you decide to install a hammock in your bedroom).
Most brands use cotton called air trade in a country in South America.
The organic cotton is much less common, mainly because it is more interesting because of (economically and environmentally) using recycled fibers, and also that certification has a cost, which requires economies of scale and thus of large farms.
Hammocks made of cotton and mix of polyester are frequently sold and also the most practical.
Brands develop their materials include e.g. HamacTex at La Siesta and EllTex and Amazonas , each highlighting specific properties for fiber: fast drying, fade resistance and UV … while keeping the softness of cotton.
As for the strings, they are still made with a blend of cotton and polyester.
The hammock is cotton or cotton and polyester; maintenance is done in both cases at 30 degrees, taking care to place the hammock in a small cloth bag to avoid tangling the son. Otherwise, in a bathtub, hand!
The nylon hammocks are ideal for outdoor, trekking and camping. Compact, they have the size of a bottle of water once stored!
Choose a best hammock; this can also choose the way we consume.
Hammocks distributed in Europe are imported from South America (at least for the traditional) and handmade in workshops Fair Trade.
However, there are no certified “fair trade” for handicrafts (unlike bio), we must be wary of the rhetoric of sellers.
Hammocks have a width which varies greatly: the smallest are 1 meter wide, the largest up to 2 meters wide.
The smaller ones are for children and are rather uncomfortable for an adult.
For a single person, a hammock of 140 or 160 cm is appropriate. When it is desired to be in two, or when we like to sleep diagonally (which is the recommended position), it can be up to 180cm or 200 cm.
However, keep in mind that over the hammock is wider, it will tend to close in on you if you sleep in the axis of the hammock. This can cause a cocoon feeling, nice for some unpleasant for those prone to claustrophobia!
There is less variety, and it’s not a selection criterion. A hammock measure is about 3 meters long (size of the canvas, out strings).
The weight supported by the hammock
It varies between 80 and 250 kg. Of course, account must be taken of children or pets that cannot help but want to come rejoinder in the hammock.
The ability is assessed by weight “static”: throw SUSR the hammock or above increases weight (one opportunity to subtly put the difference between mass and weight and can reduce its lifetime.
This weight is useful to know if you intend to travel with. The lightest are less than a kilo heavier up to 8 kg. Remember to add the suspension system, which can easily add 5 kg.
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