Whether it’s for camping or lounging around the backyard, you’ll definitely want the most comfortable thing out there, and many would argue that hammocks are just that. There are many types of hammocks, depending on the material, style, suspension system, even purpose (though that really ties into the choice material, so we can treat it as one single parameter), but most of them require quite a bit of space to set up. Outdoors, it’s no problem, typically, but what if you want to set it up inside, where there’s not enough space? Simple – get a hammock chair. Lucky for you, we have a nice selection of the best hammock chairs for 2017. But, before getting to know these puppies in a bit more detail, let’s talk about the various types of hammocks and their advantages and drawbacks, so that you can better understand why you might need one.
There’s nothing more comfortable to catch a few z’s than a good quality hammock – unlike mattresses, hammocks have no pressure points, so you can pretty much forget about any back pain after sleeping. Even if you suffer from chronic back pain, sleeping in a hammock should do much to help alleviate that (of course, it won’t do miracles and heal you overnight, but they do help immensely). Another advantage hammocks have over beds is the fact that you can fall asleep easier and have a better, deeper sleep thanks to the light swinging (something to do with the primitive part of our brain reminiscing about the time in the womb and the cradle). Not only that, but this gentle rocking might help with concentration and learning, so reading in a hammock is definitely recommended (although, to be perfectly honest, the jury is still out on that and more conclusive studies are to be conducted).
The Best Choice Products Hammock pretty much lives up to the company’s name. Granted, it’s not really the golden standard when it comes to hammock chairs, but it is a great choice for folks who happen to be buying within a budget, but wouldn’t want to sacrifice any comfort. In other words, if you’re looking for a decent bang for small buck, this is definitely the way to go.
The chair is made of heavy-duty nylon, double-layered, suspended under a solid wood frame. Granted, this makes it a bit on the heavy side, as far as hammock chairs go (just over 7 pounds), but at the same time, it makes it plenty durable. The max load this thing can bear is 250 pounds (or about 110 kg), which is ideal for one person, but if you plan doing couple activities in it, you’re likely stretching it too far. Another good thing about the material going into making this is that it makes it resistant to weather, so even if the rain surprises you and there’s no time to get it in, no harm done. On that same note, the sun will quicken the ageing of the fabric, so be mindful of that and keep it in the shade as much as possible (otherwise, prepare yourself for some unintentional mooning in about a year or so).
All jokes aside, though, this is a fairly unique hammock chair in the way of comfort, in that you get a foot rest (it feels great when your legs don’t have to hang down), armrests, plus a decent pillow to rest your head on (although, to be honest, you would do well if you added a comfy cushion . It’s pretty much a full recliner chair, only a bit less padded. One of the downsides to this set-up is that the armrests are in no way adjustable, but then again, they’re not getting in the way. While we’re at it, the color choice could be a bit more varied (mainly solids), but it’s just a personal preference.
The is pretty much what it says on the tin – a nice hammock chair that pretty much looks like an oversized swing (with lots of padding, obviously). You can put it pretty much everywhere, the deck, balcony, in the backyard or bedroom (just make sure to get it inside if it looks like raining).
The chair itself is made of a combination of cotton and polyester, it’s plenty durable and breathable, which is ideal for summer. When it gets dirty, simply stuff it inside the washing machine and wash like you would your clothes. Excluding the ropes, it measures about 40 x 50 inches, so it’s suitable for folks of all ages, shapes and sizes. Speaking of which, the max load this puppy can take is 265 pounds (where did they get the 5?), though you could probably stretch it a bit. just make sure to check for wear and tear before and after each use.
The ropes attach to a 1 x 31.5-inch wooden bar which comes with the purchase, but the rest of the suspension system from the bar up is not included. On the one side, this is a minor inconvenience, but on the other, it does allow you some liberty in creating your own solution. Most folks go for an S hook, with an added length of rope in case whatever you want to hang it on is too high, and this should work fine enough. However, if you want to minimize the risk of dropping, you’d do well to get a straight gate carabiner (wire gate is fine, also), just in case. Another good idea is hanging it on a heavy-duty spring – pretty much anything that will allow you to switch up the location is a good solution.
Another positive thing about the chair is the color choice – granted, it’s mostly in the cold spectrum, but the stripes alternate in a vibrant pattern and make the chair quite an appealing sight. It’s sure to fit in with the lawn, and if you decide to keep it indoors, the kids are sure to enjoy it.
The Krazy Outdoors Mayan Hammock Chair is, obviously, a Mayan style hammock chair. What this implies is a diamond pattern cotton weave, plenty breathable and lightweight. You can get it in two distinct flavors – Mocha / Chocolate / Brown combo and Natural White. In the way of hanging, the chair does come with a female loop at the top, as well as varnished wooden bar to help you hanging it, but not much else. Still, get a heavy-duty spring, or an S hook, and you’re pretty much good to go. Hang the chair on any branch substantial enough to carry the load, or, conversely, a beam or hammock stand, and sink in for a little siesta.
Speaking of loads, the maximum bearing weight this thing can pull off is 300 pounds, which is more than enough to hold you and your kid, plus the dog. On a more serious note, the chair is quite durable, and the woven cotton rope not only does a great job as support, but it also gives off a sort of a rustic vibe which goes along nicely with the traditional weave pattern. The varnished wooden bar is also up to game, as it complements the whole image with its glossy dark finish. While we’re still on the subject of numbers, the chair measures about 75 x 39 x 47 (L x W x H), which is almost enough space to lie down and stretch to the fullest (ladies and kids especially). The manufacturer does recommend hanging it at least 7 feet up to make the best of it. When you’re not using it, provided it’s inside, there’s no need to take it down at all, and you can just think of it as a piece of décor or just an extra drape.
The best piece of news about this puppy, however, is the 1-year warranty, and, better yet, the 100% money-back guarantee, which pretty much makes this an absolutely risk-free investment.
The Hammock Sky Large Brazilian Hammock Chair is pretty much what you’d expect after reading the name – a roomy Brazilian style hammock chair. You can get it in two distinct and vibrant flavors – Blue & Green Stripes (cold colors) and Hot Colors (pretty much a double rainbow and more).
The weave is typical of the Brazilian style – tight and thick, though plenty breathable, thanks to the polyester / cotton blend (35% to 65% ratio, respectively). While we’re still talking about the specs, it’s important to note that the chair measures 18.9 x 14.96 x 25.59 inches, which is spacious enough for a tall adult, especially given the fact that the material stretches (almost enough to let you lie down without having your legs dangle over the edge).
As far as the weight goes, the chair itself is about four ounces shy of 4 pounds, and it’s more than capable of holding 300 pounds, which is a pretty good ratio. If you work out a good seating arrangement, you could share the chair with your kids (although we all know this is an impossibility). In all seriousness, though, the chair is pretty comfy and has plenty of room, despite the fact that it barely takes up any when not in use. What’s more, you can probably use it as a nice piece of ornament to accentuate the deck, patio, backyard, or whichever part of your home you decide to keep it in. Just keep in mind that the recommended height to hang it from is about 7 feet at the least (this is pretty much the standard).
In case anyone’s wondering, yes, the chair is machine washable, and you can wash it pretty much the usual way you wash your cotton stuff. If, however, you decide you don’t like it, for any reason, you should know that Hammock Sky offers a 100% money-back guarantee, no questions asked (well, some questions asked). Granted, the hammock chair doesn’t come with any hanging hardware, but you do get a nice complimentary carry-bag with your purchase.
The long-windedly named Sunnydaze Décor Hanging Caribbean Extra Large Hammock Chair may not be the gold standard of hammock chairs, but it’s pretty darn close! Granted, it’s a bit pricy as far as hammock chairs go, but rest assured you’ll feel where each and every penny went. You can also get it with a hammock stand, but in that case the price will almost triple, which is to be expected. It comes in six different color variants – Blue, Green, Mocha, Red, Sky Blue and Tan, so you can choose the best shade to go along with your bedroom, deck, porch, veranda, lawn, or wherever it is you want to lounge around.
The chair is Caribbean style, which h pretty much resembles Mayan, though with a twist – instead of loosely-woven diamond pattern, you get loosely-woven hexagons. The fabric is made of soft polyester and wove into a rope at the ends On a more serious note, the chair is pretty comfy, and it’s 47 x 36 x 48 dimensions can stretch to almost allow you lie down with your feet up. On that note, younger kids could probably sleep in it with all comfort of an actual bed.
The hammock has a maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds, which is pretty much the standard in this class. In regard to hanging hardware, there’s a wooden bar, varnished and glossy, and an eye hook at the top, but nothing else. A simple S hook or a heavy-gauge spring should do the trick. Better yet, you could find a wire gate carabiner, or simply use a length of rope and tie a Bowline knot.
Another piece of good news is that the chair comes with a full 1-year warranty, as pretty much the entirety of the Sunnydaze product range. The one minor grievance is that removing the netting to wash it can be a bit of a bore, but once removed, it machine-washes just as any piece of clothing.
All in all, you have here a pretty nice selection of hammock chairs, suitable for garden, deck porch, even the living room or bedroom, whichever jingles your jollies. We took special care to include a bit of something for everyone, so you have a budget-friendly option as well as a bang-for-the-buck type of deal, plus three items of unquestionable quality. Granted, these won’t solve your sleeping problems, but they’ll come in handy for an afternoon siesta when there’s nothing to watch on Netflix.