Canada hammock

Picking the right hammock is not always easy. Let us help you.

FABRIC HAMMOCKS:

Brazilian style hammocks are made in Asia and are good non expensive hammocks for beginners. They are made of tightly woven COTTON cloth or SUNBRELLA weather resistant fabric. Those hammocks are especially great for families with children because the bed of the hammock is solid with no gap. This also means there is no air flow through the hammock so they are most comfortable when used in cooler climates. Cotton hammocks will take long time to dry if left out in the rain so it is recommended to store them after usage. They need a minimum of 10ft to hang. Vivere double hammocks are available as a set with a portable stand.



For hammock connoisseurs we offer a wide range of hammocks and hammock chairs from La Siesta. Ethically manufactured, these true Colombian and Brazilian hammocks are made with quality cotton, organic cotton or a weather resistant fabric called Hamactex. They also offer a bigger family size Colombian hammock for more comfort.

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CARIBBEAN XL MAYAN STYLE HAMMOCKS:

CARIBBEAN HAMMOCKS are handwoven with thick soft spun polyester yarn. They are as comfortable as cotton hammocks but will last 5 times longer, even if left outside all summer. The MAYAN STYLE  hammock is large enough to handle the whole family. It is the strongest of all rope hammocks without spreader bars and is available in many colours. They need a minimum of 10ft to hang properly.




MAYAN HAMMOCKS are handwoven in Mexico, mainly in the State of Yucatan.



FABRIC HAMMOCKS WITH SPREADER BARS

People might think that spreader bars add comfort, but in fact it is the other way around. Hammocks without spreader bars are more comfortable, because they wrap around your body better. On the other hand, spreader bar hammocks are easier to get in and out and are great looking. These hammocks are available quilted or not and in many weather proof fabrics like SUNBRELLA, HAMACTEX and TEXTELENE (POOLSIDE HAMMOCK). Remember that fabric spreader bar hammocks are more unstable. To hang them you will need a minimum of 14ft and they only fit on a 15ft STAND (Except for the FRUTA hammock)



ROPE HAMMOCKS

Traditional rope hammocks are the most popular in North-America. All rope hammocks include spreader bars that separate the sides of the hammock, keeping it open. This way they look good in the garden. Rope hammocks are generally made of COTTON or POLYESTER (VIVERE, CARIBBEAN, and BOUGAINVILLE). Cotton rope absorbs moisture which makes it more susceptible to mildew. Polyester is more durable and withstands high humidity making it less susceptible to mold and mildew. Because of their tighter weave CARIBBEAN LUXURY hammocks are the most comfortable. This one can be left outside all summer and is perfect for commercial usage. To hang them you will need a minimum of 14ft and they only fit on a 15ft STAND, steel, aluminum or WOOD.


TRAVEL HAMMOCKS

Travel or camping hammocks are made with parachute nylon. Those hammocks are very light and easy to care. They are perfect to take with you camping, trekking, cycling, biking, or sailing.





ABOUT HAMMOCKS

From a centuries-old snoozing sling to a modern day symbol of comfort and relaxation, the humble yet versatile Hammock has come a long way!

The origin of the hammock is believed to date back some 1,000 years, to Central America, where the Mayans and other indigenous peoples crafted them out of tree bark or plant fibers. Suspended beds prevented contact with the dirty ground and offered protection from snakes, rodents and other poisonous creatures. According to accounts by 16th-century explorers, people would place hot coals or kindle small fires under their hammocks to stay warm or ward off insects as they slumbered.

Columbus and his men were the first Europeans to experience the hammock when they noticed their widespread use among the Taino people of the Bahamas. They brought several samples of the woven sleeping nets back to Spain. During the colonial era, Spaniards and other Europeans brought cotton, canvas and other cloths to the New World, many of which were eventually used by traditional hammock weavers along with more time-honored materials.

In the United States, hammocks had caught on both as a leisure item for wealthy families and as a cheap, practical sleeping solution for frontier farmers. The first known mass producer of hammocks opened in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, in 1889 and since then, hammocks have only become more popular.

A recent study conducted by a team of Swiss researchers has offered a scientific explanation for the longstanding global hammock craze. The team found that a swinging motion synchronizes brain waves, allowing people to doze off faster and attain a deeper state of sleep. Their results also support the ancient—and still very much alive—tradition of rocking children to sleep.

Hammocks & Health

Hammocks are not just for relaxation, but have many health benefits too! Medical research has revealed that the angle of recline on a hammock is not just good for the spine, but it also facilitates easy breathing and improves the quality of sleep. Maybe it's just the slow, soothing rocking motion that reminds grown-ups of being in a parent's arm. Check out what hammocks can do for you!

Sleep better in a hammock

A new study suggests that swaying in a hammock will not only help you fall asleep faster, but also make you sleep more deeply, than napping on a stationary bed or couch.

Swiss researchers monitored the brain activity of 12 men during a 45-minute nap on a stationary bed and a nap of the same length on a gently rocking bed designed to simulate a hammock. It was found that when they were in the “hammock,” the men drifted off to sleep one minute faster on average, and entered a deeper stage of sleep more than three minutes faster than when they napped in the still bed.

Increase Concentration

The swinging motion and spinning motion of the hammock stimulates the cerebral cortex, thereby increasing a person’s ability to focus and concentrate. It is said that the swinging and spinning benefits impatient readers too, by helping them concentrate. The hammock would be perfect for anyone who suffers from lack of concentration or focus.

Relieve Back & Neck Pain

Lying in a hammock can help relieve some of the pressure off your muscles. The hammock adjusts and moulds to the weight and shape of the body perfectly, providing support to the body and removing pressure points. This lets the muscles of the body to relax and allows the blood to flow to all body parts… helping the body to relax and heal. Watch this page for more such health updates!