Before selecting a hammock, first picture where you want to use it.
The bigger models which come with additional features are suited for campers.
A good number come with mosquito nets to barricade against parasites and insects.
The extended width is for accommodating a sleeping bag.
Hammocks for sale which are only suited for lounging purposes are much smaller and lack bug prevention features.
Secondly, determine the level of comfort offered.
Your physical body features are your guide.
In that I mean weight and height.
Heavy guys with big body stature go for the wider durable models.
Smaller campers prefer lighter options.
Evolution of Hammocks
The spreader bars are a recent addition onto the traditional hammock design.
The purpose of the spreader bars is to keep the hammock open.
When open it’s more flat and assumes a bed-like appearance.
Actually, this is what made it more appealing to the masses.
Historians have no knowledge on where hammocks originated from.
Some even argue that hammocks were discovered by accident.
The spreader bars transformed the hammock from static sleeping devices into spinning rollercoaster rides.
They can be swung, twisted and turned until you emerge face down.
I can categorize hammocks for sale into these groups.
1. Parachute Nylon Singles
With a tolerance for minimal stretch, they are the most durable.
All come with extended stays which resulting in more comfort.
It makes a great fit for one camper.
The Grand Trunk Single and the Eagle Nest Outfitters SingleNestcarry this model.
2. Parachute Nylon Double Designs
A larger and wider version of the single models are the parachute nylon model.
Two people can comfortably relax within.
However it’s only comfortable for one person to sleep in.
The extra width makes it suitable for camping where the climates are cold and wet.
It can also cover your shoulders and feet.
The Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest and Grand Trunk Double make comfortable doubles.
3. Ultralight Designs
The light, compact model is suitable for a backpacking trip or even carrying onto a plane.
The material is no the strong parachute nylon, but still holds average sized campers.
When going on an outdoor hike and want to reduce your pack weight, ultralight models are suitable.
Here we have the Grand Trunk Ultralight, Eagles Nest Outfitters Pronest, Grand Trunk Nano 7 and Byer Traveler Life.
4. Backcountry Designs
The fabric consists of high-denier nylon with extra features such as guy-lines.
With this feature more space is created in the interior.
The Hennesy Expedition Asym and Warbonnet Blackbird lead this category.
Hammock Related Accessories
There are several new additions manufacturers have added to various models to ease set-up while increasing stability and comfort.
Sometimes coming along with extra nylon straps is a good idea.
Particularly in those areas where the trees are further apart from each other.
It does not cost much and does not damage the trees where they are wrapped.
Thin cords damage tree barks, so do not use them.
Carabiners are used for connecting hammocks to their straps.
Always hang your straps to a thirty degree angle.
It creates a fairly level platform for sleeping diagonally.
Fabrics which stretch more are the best for stability.