Ever thought of swapping your garden chair for a hammock? Some people swear by the relaxing quality of a hammock and even prefer sleeping in it on a daily basis.
An article published in the journal of Current Biology in June 2011 states that researchers found that the swinging motion of the hammock induces faster sleep and provides deeper sleep and relaxation.
Hammocks are lightweight, handy and easy to set up and store and can be set up inside your home, garden or pool side. But when it comes to choosing a hammock, it is important consider a few basic factors such as the type of hammock, material used, size, weight capacity, suspension system, etc. to make an informed choice.
Fortunately for you, we have done a research on the same and it lead us to compile a list of top 7 hammocks available in India. A detailed analysis of the important factors mentioned have been added to the “buying guide” present at the end of the article. Be sure to give it a read.
Best Hammocks in India
|Hammocks||Dimensions||Weight Capacity||Material||Suitable For||Warranty||Buy Now|
|Smart Beans Hammock||64 x 45 x 24.9 cm||150 kg||Cotton||Kids, adults||1 Year||Check the Price|
|Kkriya Jumbo Hammock||NA||100 -120 kg||Cotton||Adults||NA||Check the Price|
|Hangit Cotton Hammock||335 x 91 x 3 cm||100 kg||Cotton||Adults||1 Year||Check the Price|
|Baskety Camping Hammock||280x 100 cm||204 kg||Cotton||Adults||NA||Check the Price|
|P-Plus International Hammocks||280cm x 80cm||120/200 kg||Cotton||Adults||NA||Check the Price|
|Quechua Arpenaz 50 Hammock||230x130cm||110kg||Breathable|
|Adults and Kids||2 Years||Check the Price|
If you wish to have a hammock that lets you enjoy the weekends then bring Smart Beans Hammock to your home. It’s a perfect choice for both indoors and outdoors and makes the surrounding stylish and colourful.
It is best to use in hot summer days to relax, sleep at poolsides, beaches, etc. for kids, adults and bring joyous moments in their life.
Also, this brand hammock has very good demand in the global market for its quality and comfort. Further, this hammock is available in black, blue, purple, and red colours to match with the customer’s requirements.
The cushion is made of premium quality cotton material which looks like a royal hammock swing. It adds a touch of style to your garden, with a rope attached to the spring and hooked up ceiling bars. There is an option for you to adjust the height of hammock using strings and hooks.
The MS steel on top provides safety and chain bars, rings are coated with silver powder, making it a rust-proof body and enhances the look. It comes under 1 year manufacturing warranty where you don’t need to worry about maintenance costs.
This is the only product in the list where you can enjoy relaxing and sleeping for years without any difficulty. It is highly efficient, durable nature and the superior quality helps to use for a long-time. Moreover, it is suitable for all-age group people by carrying a capacity of 150 kg.
If you want to adjust the height further, you need to buy separate extensions online and also it’s difficult to wash the hammock.
What we like
- Supports maximum of 150 kg.
- Best for kids and adults to relax.
- Highly efficient and durable nature.
- Made of premium quality cotton material.
- Suitable to use at both indoors and outdoors.
- Product manufacturer offers 1 year warranty.
- Available in 4 colors –black, blue, purple and red.
What we don’t like
- Cannot be washed.
- Need extra extensions for height adjustment.
When it comes to comfort, quality and washing options, nothing can beat the KKriya Hammock which is available at reasonable prices in black colour. It holds weight upto 100-120kgs and is suitable for both indoors and outdoors. For this reason, we’ve given as one of the best hammock brands in India.
What we like is it can be pre-assembled, ready to use and adjust the hammock height depending on your needs and deeds.
Here is the simple trick. Simply, add S-hook to increase the height and tie a knot to decrease. Once you remove the cushion, it can be washed with liquid soap and hot water to wipe out the unnecessary stains, and dirt.
The lightweight design makes the hammock to shift easily from one location to another i.e. when you’re on holiday trips, vacations, etc. Like other popular brands, this hammock uses high-quality cotton fabric that makes it more durable, and easy to maintain as well.
Wrapping up, the performance of KKriya hammock is good and best for home-purposes. People often complain about bad smell which happens only when you don’t wash properly or give it for dry cleaning for the first time. It is not possible to swing high or sleep comfortably in this hammock.
What we like
- S-hook for height adjustment.
- Comes at affordable price range.
- Uses cotton material as a fabric.
- Pre-assembled hammock for ready to use.
- Supports maximum of 100-120 kg weight.
- Highly durable, easy to clean and maintain.
What we don’t like
- No disclosure of warranty information.
- You cannot sleep, swing in this hammock.
Next up on our list is the Hangit FDDH3611. First in the list to be a typical sleeping style hammock, this is an excellent to one’s woody garden or backyard.
Made out of 100% pure cotton, one can fix this hammock up in their backyard for a nice siesta. It comes in an off white colour and in a modern contemporary design style.It’s design gives a look and feel of how comfortable of a sleep can you get on this hammock.
Coming to the size of this hammock, it has a length of 3.35 meters and a width of 0.91 meters and a thickness of 3 cm. On an overall, this hammock can bear a weight of about 100 kgs. Almost any person from any age group could enjoy the benefits of this hammock.
Fixing ropes of the hammock areabout 7mm thick and are 3 ply braided. The two Hardwood bars present at either sides of the hammock provide it with the stability and adjustments it needs while it is hanging in the mid air.
One can directly tie this hammock to the tree or fix it using a long eye hook to a wall too. Either way, it can be comfortably fixed and enjoyed.
There exists no hassles of assembling the product as it is all pre assembled and shipped to you. Moreover, it comes with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty against any product defects during the tenure of the warranty.
What we like
- 100% Pure cotton fabric
- Aptly long enough which is 3.35 metres in length
- Can be fixed and used indoors and outdoors.
- Hardwood bars can fix it up from getting tangled
- Durable body
- Comes with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty.
What we don’t like
- Bland design.
Now we have the Baskety Double Person’s ultralight camping hammock. It is sleek, has an appealing coloured look and can hold upto 2 persons in a single go.
Talking about the design, it comes in 2 colour themes. Blue and Red. Both of which are desirable and appealing. Place them on the front porch and watch as it glistens your front yard. Take it out for camping, hiking and a small picnic and you could snuggle up with your partner inside the hammock.
Back to the capacity and the material quality, it is made out of breathable and durable cotton fabric. It gives you a beach vibe and a high quality towel wrapped around you. It is designed to have a very wide spread. The spreader bar itself is 16 inches long while the size of the sleepable area is 59 inches wide and 75 inches long. The total length of the hammock is 110 inches. This gives you plenty room to readjust and rest well.
The fabric used is not only breathable but also crease proof, versatil and has a pleasant look to it. Also, the build of the hammock is made to be light in weight so that you can carry it around without the fear of it weighing down your luggage. Furthermore, it comes with a carry bag for you to store and move the hammock around as you wish for picnics, hiking etc.,
Ropes used to fix up the hammock are made out of high density and are strong enough to hold all of the promised weight. They can go about any kind of clingable surface be it a tree or being compatible to a hook on a wall.
This hammock can carry around about 204 kgs of weight. Thus, as promised, it can hold 2 grown individuals without any hassle. But unfortunately, it does not come with any promises of manufacturer’s warranty against any damages to the product.
What we like
- Stylish and sleek beachy design
- Wide spread and ample snuggle area
- Can hold 2 adults upto 204 kgs of maximum weight.
- Strong and durable fabric
- Strong ropes for tying
- Comes with a carry case to carry it along
What we don’t like
- Doesn’t come with a manufacturer’s warranty
Of all the hammocks in the list given today, the P-Plus international camping canvas hammock is the most affordable one of all. It has the looks, customizations and a ruffled fabric feel.
Economic in its pricing, the P-Plus international hammock does not compromise on its quality. Made with high quality and 100% pure cotton, this hammock comes in two colours, Red and Blue.
Apart from colour customizations, it also comes with size customization. While the standard size comes with a 120 kg lift capacity, the double capacity of this hammock is capable of holding even 180 to 200 kgs. Ideal for couples where in the hammock can fit two full grown people.
The anti-tip design of this hammock will make sure that whenever you are lying on the hammock, it does not tip over and you fall down. Stable as it can be. And while that is great, the anti-crease fabric makes sure that the hammock does not gather any creases on it while it is at use. Also, the fabric does not accumulate any smell, fading and is also resistant to most types of tears.
Ropes given to this hammock are durable and strong to hold up the hammock high and tie. It also comes with a carry case where in you can store it around whenever you are not using it and carry it around wherever you are going. While that is incredible, it is sad to note that there exists no sort of warranty for this product
What we like
- Economical pricing
- Stylish and rainbowish design
- Good quality and lightweight fabric
- Customizable sizes
- Single sized hammock can carry 120 kgs while double sized can carry upto 200 kgs
- Durable ropes
- Comes with a carry case
What we don’t like
- Doesn’t come with any warranty against product damage
Quechua, a french company, has been a market leader when it comes to sporting, camping and hiking equipment since 1997. The Quechua Arpenaz 50 hammock is the most versatile, handy and most portable hammock of all in the entire list.
Design wise, in a classic quechua fashion, it is bright sky blue in colour like most of its signature products. Made out of the most light in weight fabric, it is so thin that one might be scared of whether it can bear any weight at all. But then, this hammock can bear upto a mass of 110 kgs without any kind of breakage or damage.
The fabric is incredibly durable and is made such that it can be machine washed too and it would be still intact. It is incredibly portable and hence can be used almost all anywhere from your backyard to the mountainous hike for a quick nap.
This hammock comes in an incredibly small package which will fit on your one hand. Take it out and it can be fixed up in no time. No complex assembly is required for this one. Easy to set and easy to remove.
Furthermore, quechua gives you a 2 years manufacturer’s warranty against any damage to the product.
What we like
- In a Quechua signature full solid colour design
- Incredibly portable hammock.
- Comes with a carry case which when packed fits in a single hand
- Light in weight and easy to clean fabric (can be machine washed)
What we don’t like
- Could improve the fabric density a little
How to pick the best hammock?
Hammocks might seem like simple little pieces of fabric furniture but there is a lot that goes behind the quality of a hammock. Pick the wrong one and you might end up hurting your back or worse, breaking your bone when you fall down from that considerable height.
But how do you differentiate between a good hammock and an ill quality hammock? You need to look for a few important features and these are the factors that determine the quality of the hammock that you are going to get to your home. Go through each one of them very carefully.
First we will be looking at the preliminary factors that you should determine about your hammock like..
1. Placement of the Hammock: Where are you going to hang your hammock?
You are buying a hammock and this means that you are going to place it somewhere convenient. But where is this going to be? Is it going to be between two trees or between a tree and a wall or between two walls/pillars or are you planning on using the ceiling for this?.
This is important because it will help you understand the kind of knot based or hook based hammock you will be buying. Also the length of the hammock you need. The following images will help you understand the difference between different hammock placements
a ) Hammock Between Trees
These need to be tied down on two ends
b) Hammock Between Wall and Tree
They need tying on one end and a hook on the other end.
c) Hammock Between 2 Walls
Such hammocks need two hooks on either side
e) Hammock on ceiling
Such Hammocks can be hanged in 2 types
- Two sided hooks
- Single point (ideal for hammock chairs)
2. Length: How Long Should Your Hammock Be?
Hammocks come in different length types. Depending on your usage and requirement, you will be picking the size you need. They are available in Single(M), Double use(L) and Family sized (XL).
Also, It is important to check the length and width of the hammock before you purchase one. Width of hammocks range from 4 feet to 8.5 feet, but 6 to 7 feet is good enough for a single user. As far as length is concerned, an 8 feet long model is good enough for a tall person.
3. Usability: How long will you be using this outdoors?
Everybody knows that Hammocks are outdoor furnitures and this means that they need to be protected and taken care of.
Hammocks made out of cotton can withstand mild to mid rains. But make sure you dry them almost immediately after they get soaked in rain. Improper cleaning could result in mould formation which will direct to damage of the hammock.
Now that you have understood your requirements on how you are going to place and use the hammock, let us move towards the part where you understand the different parts, types and features of a hammock that are important and to look for in a hammock.
a) Type of the hammock:
There are almost a lot of different types of hammock depending on their sizes, placements and most importantly, their build material. Let us look at each one of these hammocks briefly.
Rope Hammock – Rope Hammock is the basic hammock type made using cotton or polyester materials to offer stretching and support the body. These hammocks are lightweight, easy to maintain and ideal for warm climates.
The only drawback is that it absorbs the moisture and makes it more prone to mildew. To add on, hammocks made of polyester material are more durable and can withstand at high humid levels, UV rays and winds.
Fabric Hammock – Fabric hammocks are made from cotton fabric with attractive striped pattern and colour prints. They are more durable and ideal for cooler climates. They even come with a pillow to support neck which is beneficial for elders.
Just like other fabric types, hammocks are low in cost and designed using dry materials, making it perfect for the beach and poolside usage.
Camping Hammock – The lightweight and portable camping hammocks can be carried and setup easily in outdoors. You’ll get attached pockets to keep the food stuff, kid toys, swimsuits, etc. As it is made of nylon material, it is highly resistant to the growth of mildew and dries quickly when you return back to home from the holiday vacation. The major disadvantage is that it doesn’t offer much support than other hammock types.
Hammock Chairs and Swings – If you’re looking for a durable hammock that makes your travelling experience awesome then hammock chairs and swings are the best option. These are best for those who just want to sit and relax, read a good book or enjoy the breeze. It’s not meant for lying down.
b) Weight Capacity of the hammock:
A very important factor when buying a hammock, weight capacity of a hammock will also help you in deducing the quality of the product.
You are buying something that is about to bear the entirety of your body weight. Hence it is always a good idea to find something that has the capability to handle a bit more than the heaviest person in your household or your living quarters.
Certain hammock brands can withstand the weight ranging from 15-200 kgs of babies, toddlers, teens, youngsters, adults and elders. But, the weight capacity only refers to standing weight and not swinging or jumping. So, it’s important for an individual to check the capacity of a hammock before purchasing online.
c) Suspension System
Setting up a hammock requires a suspension system. Sometimes hammocks come with a hammock stand while some manufacturers sell the suspension system separately. Suspension system options include nylon ropes, synthetic tree slings, webbing straps, etc. It is best to choose a hammock that comes with multiple attachment points for better weight distribution and strength.
This is so because you never know when or how you are going to use the hammock when you take it out. For trees, a rope based tying system is ideal whereas for a attaching it to the wall, you need a hook based system.
When you have a hammock with multiple attachment points, this will not only aid in the strength and distribution, but also in attachment to uneven or unlikely surfaces. Choose wisely.
It is best to choose a hammock made using lightweight and breathable material which will keep you cool and comfortable while you relax in it. Under quilted hammocks are better suited for cooler climates.
Cotton material is mostly preferred than nylon by all the manufacturers these days. It is mainly because of the comfort options, and is washable too.
As most of these hammocks are used for outdoor purposes, make sure that they are also resistant to rain in someway or the other. As already mentioned, cotton based hammocks handle their own against rain but need proper care to avoid mould formation and thinning of the fabric.
Nylon and Other such complexly woven fabric are good bet against harsh weather too. Also, they have the ability to keep you warm and provide temperature too. But washing them and comfort while lying on them might be a little bit of an issue. These can be ideal picks for camping or hiking pack equipment.
e) Flexible Options
Flexibility is referred as the ability to use hammock in different ways like at pool side, garden, beachside, hill areas, home indoors, depending on your choice of interest. They come with side pockets, and pillows to match the customer requirements.
A hammock can be a simple one or it could have a lot more playable options. For instance, pool size Hammocks sometimes come with side pockets for you to store your mobile devices and wallets. Thus protecting them from any water based damage.
The same can be said about beachside, garden side and hill area hammocks. A few of those which come with pillows are garden styled and give you enough comfort for your sunny afternoon siesta.
f) Affordable Pricing
Prices do matters while buying hammocks online. Most of the high-end models come at expensive rates and offer decent performance and comfort throughout the usage. There are some basic hammock models too that are available at cheap rates. If you are willing to invest less on hammocks for your kids then go with the entry-level models otherwise opt for expensive brands that come with flexible usage options.
But remember the golden statement. “Budget Doesn’t Mean Cheap”. The major difference between cheap models and budget models is the quality. Cheap models of products try to give you almost every possible functionality for the product that their expensive counterparts give at a very low price and this often leads to very low quality.
Budget models, whereas, give you a few limited options. Options that could be covered within the price range. They may not be able to give you everything but they assure you of the quality of the product that they give you.
Now you know the difference between budget products and cheap products. Use this knowledge wisely.
g) Brand Reputation and Warranty Details
Finally, we end up the buying guide with brand reputation and warranty services. Once you have decided to buy the hammock online, look for the available brands that are trending now. Also, make sure the product manufacturer is offering warranty services and the service center is near to the home. So that you can replace with new hammock once it has got damaged.
The top-notch brands offer excellent warranty services that the cheap brands. Hence, it’s an individual choice to go with the brand vs quality that matches with the budget.
How to hang a Hammock Indoors and Outdoors?
Now that you have successfully brought home a hammock, the next part for you is to learn to hang the hammock. How are you going to do that? By reading the following procedure on how to hang a hammock.
Here, we are giving you two different methods of hanging. One is for indoors and one is for outdoors.
1. Outdoor Hanging
First of all, you need to decide on how you are going to hang the hammock outdoors. Are you going to hang it under a tree or between two pillars or walls.
Hanging on Trees:
- Pick a strong and sturdy tree (or two not too distant trees if you are going for a tree to tree hammock)
- For these trees/tree, examine and choose 2 lower branches which are strong enough to hold the entirety of the body weight. Make sure that these branch is lower and near the ground and yet is strong enough to hold the hammock.
- Take the rope of one hammock and tie a loop(enough long so that the rope can pass through the loop. Now let this loop go around the tree and then through the rope loop you just made. And now pull it tight together, Just as shown in the video below.
- Now tie the other end of the hammock to the other tree/branch in a similar fashion.
- Pull down the hammock to test its strength and quality.
Hammock to the walls:
- Pick a strong wall or two walls or two equidistant poles.
- Place two hook holders on two sides of the walls and make sure that they are well stuck into the wall and there is no chance of the wall giving away.
- Now fix the hammock hooks and place them on the hooks. Your hammock should look something as shown below
2. Indoor Hammocks
Hanging a hammock indoors is simpler. You can use the wall to wall method mentioned above or you could go with the hanging hammock method mentioned below.
- Pick the place where you are going to hang the hammock
- Make sure that there is no obstructions on the either side of the swing to rock around.
- Also make sure that the height of the roof is good enough for the hammock to move about
- Now fix an immovable pole or a parallel frame near the roof as shown in the figure below.
- Now fix the hooks to the hammock and hang it to the frame as shown below.
- Pull it once or twice to make sure that it is not breaking down.
Frequently Asked Questions?
Before selecting a hammock stand, consider the length of your hammock. Now add an additional 2 feet to this number. For instance, if your hammock is 12 feet long, then add 2 feet to that and it makes it 14 feet long. Now pick a stand that is 14 feet long. It will result in a comfortable sleep and rest.
There is absolutely no harm in sleeping inside a hammock every night. As long as you are feeling comfortable and rested. Infact, hammocks are known to be one of the best known cures for insomniacs. You feel rested and a sound full night’s sleep in a hammock.
However, if you are someone with a history of back pain, it may not be suggested that you spend a lot of time inside a hammock as it may aggravate your condition in the future if not now.
Metal studs may seem like they can support hammocks and (they do), they may not be able to support the weight when an individual takes to the hammock. It might get bent and broken. Hence always go for properly installed hooks or large eye bolts. Wooden studs, whereas, are good bet if properly installed.
If properly used, they are harmless. But often, people tend to fix them incorrectly or buy cheap quality hammocks which result in the breakage of the hammock and in turn, they get injured during the process. So it is advised that everyone be safe and secure while using a hammock. Use caution and do not overload a hammock. Always fix it properly.
Hammocks help you to have fresh thoughts and keep you relaxed whether you’re out on a vacation with your friends/family or if you wish to be rested all alone. While you think of the quality time you spend on the hammock, our research team spends ITS time for YOUR quality as it was evident in the article and the buying guide given above.
That research has helped us decide that with affordable pricing, appealing colours, durable cotton material and ample relaxation, the Smart Beans Swing Hammock is the best of the list and our top pick. While those were our picks, we are curious to know what are your picks. Did we miss out on anything interesting? Do you have any queries pertaining to hammocks, rocking chairs or any other leisure furniture? If so, feel free to write to us in the comments section below. Our team of home appliance and furniture experts will surely write back to you ASAP.