Monthly Archives: August 2018

Which Outdoor Hanging Chair Is Best for You?

Why Hanging Chair is great for outdoors?

If you need to free up some space on your garden or allow seating where most chairs won’t fit, then think about getting an outdoor hanging chair. These chairs are easy to setup and act like mini hammocks. They’re great for relaxing and help bring a unique touch to your room. Here are two of our best hammock chairs.

thick cotton mexican outdoor hanging chair

The thick cotton Mexican chair is a unique chair that leaves plenty of space for the user. The seat is woven from soft yarn, to help keep you comfortable and relaxed. This hammock chair also comes in thirteen different colors, so you can make your room look stylish.

Our second best selling chair is the Deluxe Macrame Hanging Chair. This chair’s unique because it has something that other hammock chairs don’t –woven handmade. It also comes pre-assembled, so you don’t have to fiddle with all the strings and poles involved. It’s a great chair for curling up inside and relaxing in.

Deluxe Macrame Haning Chair

Hammock chairs might sound like a weird option, but they’re nice for relaxing and they give a unique touch to your room that nothing else can.

This update is brought to you by The Relaxation Store. Our range of camping products includes bed canopies, hammocks, and mosquito nets.

We also offer a broad range of outdoor products like hanging hammock chairs for use in your yard. Call 02 8091 1204 to learn more about our wide variety of selection on our outdoor hanging chair.

Happy Shopping at Siesta Hammocks!

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Crochet Hammock Chair: Difference In Making and Buying

Different ways of making a crochet hammock chair

A crochet hammock chair can add style and charm to any room or even a patio or balcony as well as place to relax and extra seat when you have friends over.

If you are considering a crochet hammock chair, be sure to read this before buying.

Buying Versus Making a Crochet Hammock Chair

There at many different styles of crochet hammock chairs that can be purchased some are fairly reasonable in price, others cost more but all of them can add style and relaxation to any space.

Making your own can save you some money however it can also be time consuming. If you have time to make your own, you can be certain it will be one of a kind when it comes to color and pattern. It really depends on how much time you have to crochet versus how much buying a readymade hammock chair costs.  Let’s look at some of the bought ones versus patterns for making your own.

Bought Crochet Hammock Chairs

We are not going to go into depth with these bought hammock chairs; we merely want to show you the range of these chairs.

Large Crochet Hammock Chair

This hand woven Large crochet hanging hammock chair costs $174.95 and comes in various colors. It is made in Nicaragua and ships to many different colors.

Macrame Hanging Chair

This one is cozy and runs about 146.95 also made in Nicaragua. but is still cozy and inviting giving you a relaxing seat that you can read or meditate in.

Crocheting Your Own Hammock Chair

There are not many patterns available for crochet hammock chairs however we found this one.  Now if you have a crochet pattern for a full hammock, you can always scale it down to make a chair similar to this one. Doing this will allow you to choose colors and pattern of crochet stitches used and make it truly one of a kind.

Check also our macrame chair as an alternative to a crochet hammock chair

Crocheting a hammock chair will take some time, how much will depend on your level of crochet as well as how much free time you have. If your schedule is extremely busy you may want to buy a crochet chair.

Summary On Crochet Hammock Chair

No matter if you buy or make your own a crochet hanging hammock chair will add style and comfort to any room or patio, give you relaxed seating and allow you to unwind and unplug.

Happy Shopping at Siesta Hammocks!

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5 Reasons To Use A Hammock In Summer

Hammock will never let you down this Summer!

The first thing that you’ll noticed is that hammock camping is MUCH less gear intensive. Forget the monster tent, the pads, and that beloved air mattress and pump. A hammock and a tarp are all you need this summer. Score #1 for simplicity.

Here are five great reasons to invest in your own (or find one to lay in) this summer:

They’ll turn you into a daredevil

One of the greatest benefits of a hammock over a tent is shelter from rain, especially heavy rain. I can remember camping in the Catskills with some friends when it rained for days. They struggled with keeping their tents and gear dry each night, while I hung outwith it nice and dry above the muck and puddles.

They’re perfectly portable

Double Parachute Hammock

Nylon Parachute Camping Hammock

You can take it pretty much anywhere you want, whether you get around via subway, car, or your own two feet. They’re great to bring along to the park or any place with at least two trees or posts to hang from.  Sounds like the perfect way to spend a summer! 

They’re instantly relaxing

The world seems to silence and slow down when you’re in a hammock and It is very Zen-ful, and that’s coming from a not-very-Zen person. It helps when you’ve got a breathtaking view, no cell service, and are surrounded by nature, but wherever you are, you’ll definitely experience calming benefits.

They’ll help you make friends

People love hammocks. Whoever you’re with will love you for bringing a hammock. So if you’re going on a camping trip with a crow, for example, you might want to go ahead and bring two because you’re going to have to share.

There are plenty of things you can do in them (other than just hang around)

Rather than reading in bed or on the couch, go get some fresh air out in the hammock. Take your phone calls with mom  and naps are a completely different story.

Happy Shopping at Siesta Hammocks!

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Hammock: What To Look For When Buying One?

There’s nothing better than resting in a hammock, enjoying a frosty beverage, and enjoying the warm summer breeze. With so many options available, you might get overwhelmed to choose which hammock best suits your needs. Keep reading to learn what to look for when buying a hammock.

Determine Your Needs

Before you venture off to the store or scour the Internet, you need to figure out what you want your hammock for. Do you want one for rest and relaxation? Will you use it for sleeping while camping? Whatever needs you have, you want a hammock that’s comfortable.

If you want a free-standing hammock that can be moved around, you’ll need a lightweight option. Hammock stands weigh between 25 to 35 pounds.

Durability is another consideration. For camping excursions, you want it to withstand harsh weather, such as rain and wind. The highest-quality hammocks consist of weather-resistant fabric that’s easy to clean.

Choose a Type

There are two types of hammocks: free-standing and hanging.

Free-standing: This free-standing hammock includes a stand and lets anyone enjoy the comforts of hammock living. You can assemble your hammock and enjoy lounging around on your balcony, at the beach, inside, or just about anywhere without trees. Stands can come in a variety of materials, including metal, bamboo, or aluminum. The downside to free-standing hammocks is that they’re heavy and therefore more difficult to move.

Vivere DOUBLE / COTTON / TROPICAL SKU: 15102890

Hanging: Hanging hammocks hang loosely between two trees and have a center that droops down. These types are usually hang six to eight feet high, while hammocks with spreader bars hang four or five feet off the ground. The difference between the two is that the traditional hammock doesn’t remain open, so you need to separate the fabric to get in, while the ones with the spreader bars remain taut.

Tip: Measure your area before you hang the hammock. Most rope hammocks are 13-feet long, so make sure your trees or posts are at least 13 to 17 feet apart. If they aren’t, you need a hammock stand.

What are the Materials?

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As mentioned, you want to figure out what type of hammock you need along with what material to buy. The finest-quality hammocks feature durable materials along with weather-resistant fabrics. Don’t compromise on the fabric quality to save money because the material might rip. There are several types of hammock materials.

Rope: When you think of a hammock, you probably think of ones made of rope. Typically containing cotton or polyester, rope hammocks feature spreader bars that separate the two sides. That way it keeps the space open for easier access and quality support. You can hang this type of hammock between two trees or posts as well as with a prefabricated stand.

Best for warmer, dryer climates, rope hammocks are typically more comfortable since the ropes stretch to contour with your body. However, since they’re made of cotton, rope hammocks absorb moisture and might grow mildew. This type of hammock is not recommended for small children since they can have their hands or feet caught in the rope.

Cotton: Similar to rope hammocks, cotton hammocks have a soft fabric. This allows the material to conform to your body shape. But, like rope, it is not mold or mildew resistant, so it tends to rot over time. It’s best to bring these types of hammocks inside during inclement weather.

Polyester: constructed as polyester are usually a more durable option. They can withstand high humidity levels, ultraviolet rays, and salt air. The polyester ropes tend to last longer since they’re resistant to mold and mildew. Keep in mind that the polyester ropes are less flexible than the cotton option. Polyester also acts like a sponge when it comes to water, resulting in a long dry time.

Sunbrella: An extremely soft fabric, Sunbrella is also durable in sunlight. Most Sunbrella hammocks feature a reversible, two-layered fabric.

Different Kinds of Stand

wooden stand in a room

A wooden stand inside a bright room

If you’ve opted for free-standing hammocks, you must figure out what type of stand best suits your needs. There are cost-effective stand options, but you should buy a durable option that can last you several years. Typically stands come in wood, aluminum, or steel.

Tip: Standard hammocks tend to measure 13 feet long from ring to ring, not including the chains. When buying a hammock stand, buy one that is 15 feet, which is the standard size.  Springs and hooks usually come with the hammock, not the stand.

Wood: Wooden stands offer more decorative and elegant appeal. They can also withstand a heavier load than the other types. Most wood stands are waterproof and UV-resistant.

Powder-coated aluminum: A lightweight option, powder-coated aluminum stands stay protected against weather damage and rust. Most include rubber end caps for safety purposes. If your hammock remains outside, this is the best stand option since it resists rust and you can easily move it.

Powder-coated steel: Typically lower in price compared to the other choices, powder-coated steel stands are durable, stable, and secure. The powder coating protects the stands against weather damage and rust. Many powder-coated steel hangers come in a variety of colors, allowing you to color coordinate with your hammock. These are best if you don’t need a support on a lot of weight and won’t be exposed to bad weather.

Tip: If you’re unsure which stand best suits your needs, you can always buy the stand and hammock together in a combo package.

Consider Accessories

You can also buy accessories to help you rest easier. Get rid of pesky bugs with 360-degree screens. These screens help you hang out in perennially bug-ridden areas. You could also opt for an add-on bug net. To protect yourself from unexpected weather changes, pick up a waterproof tarp. Some hammocks come with a tarp attachment included.

Don’t get hung up on, their are many options available. Whether you need one for relaxation or catching a snooze while camping, there’s a hammock type for everyone. Find your hammock, get it set up, and take a break as you rest.

Happy Shopping at Siesta Hammocks!

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