Whether it’s for your backyard or bedroom, porch or living room, a hammock chair is definitely a nice piece of furniture that can turn into a piece of decoration in the blink of an eye. All it takes is for you to get up. On a more serious note, though, hammock chairs are a great way to relax and wind down after a long day at work / school, but buying one can be just as much drudgery as working. It’s not that the specs and features are hard to understand – they’re quite the opposite, to be honest, but there are just so many choices out there, and you’re never quite sure if you’re buying a cat in the bag or a great value for money. So, what’s then your motivation to get a hammock chair? Let’s see together.
Why Get a Hammock Chair?
The first and most obvious argument in favor of getting a hammock chair, or a traditional hammock, for that matter, is the feeling of weightlessness it gives. It’s pretty much been proven that hammocks allow you to fall asleep faster and into deeper sleep than you would in a bed (or a sleeping bag, for that matter), so they’re favorite not only among folks with backyards, but also campers and backpackers. In other words, there’s nothing even remotely comparable to a hammock when it comes to relaxation (short of a deep tissue massage, but that’s an entirely different review). Of course, hammock chairs aren’t as big as hammocks, but if you manage to find a quality product, you’ll probably get enough flexibility out of it to stretch your legs and lie down your head for a quick snooze.
On a similar note, hammocks and hammock chairs alike lack any pressure points, so that feeling of floating that helps your brain unwind also helps your body and muscles to relax. No more shifting in your chair while reading or binge watching a show on Netflix; sure enough, you’ll need to stretch once in awhile to let your joints remember their purpose, but your back, especially your lower back, will be thanking you immensely for choosing a hammock chair.
On that note, you’ll need to decide on the style – Brazilian, Mayan, Nicaraguan, Caribbean… notice any pattern yet? This will hinge upon the season and location you plan to use it in. If you want something for the summer, something that you’ll keep outside and use daily, a Mayan string weave offers the ultimate breathability. Caribbean weave is a lot similar to this one, only the pattern differs slightly. If, however, you want something plusher and more versatile, go for a Brazilian style hammock chair – it’s usually cotton, plenty breathable, but it’s also significantly warmer than the previous two, so you can use it throughout the year. Nicaraguan hammocks and hammock chairs are a category of their own – they’re luxurious and resplendent with colors, though slightly less breathable than their Brazilian counterparts (not to mention the fact they’re less affordable).
What Makes the Hammock Sky Brazilian Hammock Chair a Great Choice?
The Hammock Sky Brazilian hammock chair is pretty much what it says on the tin – a Brazilian style hammock. What this implies is a nice blend of cotton and polyester (65% to 35%, respectively) rather than a rope-like material. Thanks to the cotton, the Hammock Sky is plenty breathable, which allows you to sit for hours on end without sweating too much, while the polyester lets the material stretch so that you can take a snooze without having your legs dangling over the edge.
We should note that the hammock comes in two distinct flavors (not literally), both very vivid and lively. The Blue & Green Stripes variant sports, obviously, cold colors, and it should fit right into the background if you decide to put it into the backyard. The Hot Colors, on the other hand, explains itself, and it’s the more vibrant of the two, so wherever you decide to place it, it should make for a nice center piece. And when you’re not using it, it makes for a nice wall ornament.
The material is fairly durable, and should last you a good long while, even if it spends most of the time outside. On that note, this puppy fits virtually anywhere – backyard, patio, porch, deck, living room, bedroom, playroom, you name it. Just make sure you hang it from at least feet of height, so that you have enough clearance. On the flip side, there’s no hanging hardware included with the purchase, if we don’t count the grooved wooden spreader bar and the end loop at the top, but it does give you a bit of room to improvise. Most folks that have one or more of these say that a couple of S hooks and a heavy gauge spring do wonders if you keep it on a cross joist or an anchor bolt. For branches, especially thicker ones and higher up, you might want to consider investing in a marine-grade rope.
The stitching on this puppy is strong enough to support up to 300 pounds, which means you and your two huskies can snuggle up together. On a more serious note, though, the chair is quite durable, so much so that the manufacturer is offers a lifetime warranty, which in and of itself speaks volumes about its quality. Moreover, if you decide you don’t like the hammock, for whatever reason, Hammock Sky will give you your money back, no questions asked.
- Great design, vibrant colors.
- Very breathable cotton-polyester combo, doesn’t get hot.
- You can hang it straight out of the box.
- Holds up to 300 pounds of weight.
- Doesn’t come with any hanging hardware apart from the wooden spreader bar and female loop at the top.
When all is said and done, the Hammock Sky Brazilian Hammock Chair is a nice choice if you want to get your money’s worth – it’s plenty durable and comes with nice insurance in the form of a lifetime warranty.