Read up about how we compare different products in the hammock niche, so you understand why we rate one above another.
What Matters When Reviewing Hammocks?
Unless you plan on placing your hammock chair stand in the bedroom or use a corner of the lounge for your new type of bed, it will most likely be set up outside most of the time. When you have to pick hammock or hammock chairs, it’s vital you pick a durable product.
Because it will be exposed to the elements, a high denier number is a good reference to durability. This refers to the thickness of the strands used to make the hammock.
We also considered the type of material the manufacturers use, because fabric determines comfort and durability. A cotton is a popular option for its comfort and breathability but it can deteriorate if left outside for a long time. Fabrics containing polyester may last longer but some of these fabrics aren’t as soft as cotton.
When it comes to design, some prefer a hammock chair while others like the traditional hammocks you can lie down in. In both types, we looked at size and length to ensure it will cater to taller individuals. After all, you usually get a hammock with the idea to stretch out, right?
A design should also be practical for the use it was made for. If a manufacturer is selling camping hammocks, it should be lightweight for easy carrying. It can even have protective features so branches won’t damage it. Therefore, we considered each item in the context it would be used in.
What Matters When Reviewing Hammock Chair Stands?
For hammock stands or hammock chair stands one needs to compare features that determine how practical they will be:
- Are they portable and easy to move, so you can easily place them in the right spot? For example, you may want to move from a sunny spot into the shade when the day gets hot. It shouldn’t be too hefty to lift.
- Is it an adjustable stand that will cater for any hammock you purchase? Handy tip: for traditional hammocks, add 2 feet to the length of your hammock to get the length the stand should be able to handle.
- Will the stand needs lots of maintenance?
- Does the hammock stand or hammock chair stand have a high enough weight capacity to handle the hammock as well as your own weight?
- Is the design and size of the stand practical for the space you want to use it in?
- If you’re planning on taking the stand with you for outdoor adventures like camping, it should be easy to set up and compact for transportation in your car or RV.