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Outdoor Hammock Stand: An alternative “Hang out” for your backyard

The big advantage of an outdoor hammock stand is that it can be setup anywhere so long as you have any ample space, you’re good to go!

If you’re in the woods then sure, you might be able to find something; but for most other situations it can be a stretch (literally!). On the beach for instance you’re going to struggle. And the same goes for around the house.

And this is where the hammock stand can become a fantastic joy. This is a piece of scaffolding that you can stand up anywhere and thereby hang your hammock from it.

Because these are free-standing, you won’t need to find two pre-existing anchor points and that therefore means that you can really hang your hammock literally anywhere so long as you have the floor space!

This post will look at outdoor hammock stands in more detail and help you to find the right one for your home and for your intended purpose.

Types of Hammock Stands And How to Use Them

There are a number of different types of hammock stands and these can all offer different benefits and weaknesses which may or may not make them suitable for your intended use, depending on what that may be.

For starters, outdoor hammock stand can vary in terms of the way they are designed. Generally, the role of the hammock stand is simply to provide two anchor points in a single unit, which will stretch the hammock between them.

This means though that the main bulk of the hammock stand can either go across the top of the hammock or along the bottom. When the construction is along the bottom of the hammock, it will then usually have two protruding arms on either end, which will hold the hammock between them.

Wooden Hammock with A Spreader Bar in the Grass

The other way for a hammock stand to be designed is with the main body of the stand above the hammock, which will then hang from the top with two arms coming down. This creates a more traditional looking hammock and usually allows for the hammock to be hung considerably higher.

But outdoor hammock stands come in any number of other shapes and sizes too. For instance, you will sometimes find hammock stands that consist primarily of a horizontal bar that runs parallel to the ground. From here, the hammock simply needs to be hung from the top at either end and then held in place somehow.

More elaborate designs include multiple hammocks arranged in a triangle, hammock stands that can rock from side to side, or hammock stands that are designed to be adjustable so you can easily make the hammock more or less taut by bringing the anchor points closer together or further apart.

Another great feature that you’ll find with some hammock stands is a cover or a canopy of some sort. These are great for keeping you dry when it starts to rain and will help you to get a better night’s sleep in a range of different environments as a result.

Outdoor Hammock Stands For Different Types of Hammock

It’s also worth bearing in mind that different hammock stands are better suited to different types of hammocks. That is to say that if you have a double hammock – designed for sleeping two people – then you will need a double hammock stand to let them sleep in.

Likewise, if your hammock is particularly long or short, then you may once again need to think about whether it will fit the hammock stand.

Often you’ll find you can buy a ‘hammock and stand combo. This effectively gets you both the hammock and the stand in a single package and means that you’re guaranteed the hammock and the stand will work together.

What’s more, is that these hammock with stand sets will normally come pre-constructed, meaning that you don’t need to worry about setting them up yourself.

Some outdoor hammock stand will be hammocks in name only. For example, it’s not uncommon to find hanging chairs that are referred to as ‘hammock stands’ and even hanging beds. Depending on your intended use, these might be a better fit.

A hammock chair is going to take up a lot less space on a patio, while also keeping you more upright and awake for activities like reading or chatting to friends – as opposed to being completely supine and probably sleeping as a result.

Materials

Once you know the type of hammock stand that you want, what’s left is to choose the material you want the hammock to be made from. Perhaps most popular is the wooden hammock stand, which has a very natural and even ‘beachy’ feel.

What’s more, is that a wooden hammock stand will be more resilient to the rain and other elements and this will allow you to use it in a wider range of locations. All in all, wooden stands are a great choice for many people.

Alternatively, you might decide you’d rather have a metal hammock stand. The advantage here is that you’re less likely to get mildew or termites and the whole construction will be a little lighter and probably more affordable.

Metal hammock stands do have the issue of rust to contend with though. Overall, if you’re going to go this route then it might make more sense for an indoor hammock stand rather than an outdoor one – it certainly makes sense to choose wood if your hammock is intended to be poolside!

Choosing Your Outdoor Hammock Stand

With all that in mind, all that’s left is to choose your hammock stand. How do you go about selecting the right one for you?

Metal Hammock Stand Beside The Pool

There are plenty of things that make a good outdoor hammock stand. These include the height and position that they hang the hammock in, the way they look in your home or outdoors and how sturdy they are versus how light.

The best way to choose your hammock stand is to decide where you’re going to use it and then what kind of vibe you want to create with it. If this is an indoor hammock stand, then you’ll probably want it to match your décor. What are you trying to say with your choice of decorating? ‘Come in and put your feet up’?

Likewise, if you’re using your hammock stand outdoors, think about the amount of available space and whether you want people to rest in or kick back. If you have a hammock already, think about which type of hammock stand it will naturally fit into best.

And don’t forget that it’s always a viable option to build your own hammock stands if you’re feeling creative and you’re willing to give it a go! That way, you can create something that is just perfect for your home and that will give you the best possible position for relaxing and sleeping.

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Hammocks in Perth: All the fun without the stress.

Hammock in Perth weekend away from the city? Count us in!

With the world’s best beaches, gorgeous national parks, , cherished caravan and holiday parks? There’s a new place to discover just about every weekend. With most a short drive from Perth, getting away and laying down in a hammock just got a lot easier.

Looking for an excuse to sleep out under the stars? Join us in pledging to hammock camp on Perth or wherever you are! Head on to our Hammock site to check our wide variety of hammock selection! You’ll surely find one perfect for you!.

Moore River

Moore River – Estuary Mouth, Indian Ocean and Guilderton, Western Australia 


North of Perth, the Moore River region is a favourite for a long-weekend of camping or caravanning.

Guilderton Caravan Park is a full service caravan park, regarded as one of the best you’ll come across in WA, right at the mouth of the Moore River. We recommend setting up your outdoor hammock gear on camping sites.

Checkout our camping guide using your hammock here to ease out setting it up!

Busselton


The 2km Busselton Jetty

For generations, Busselton has developed a reputation as Western Australia’s holiday park capital. There are several well-known and wonderful places to pitch a hammock, tent or park your caravan for a weekend away in ‘Busso’ and the Geograph Bay Region.

Lane Pool Reserve

Lane Pool Reserve

100km south of Perth, Lane Pool Reserve is one of WA’s favourite camping spots. The area is a really convenient weekend getaway from Perth, just outside of the small town of Dwellingup.

Martin’s Tank

(Martin’s Tank – Follow incredible photographer kylebromley_photography)

Located in the Yalgorup National Park, south of Mandurah, Martin’s Tank is a little-known campsite off the Forrest Highway.

Perfect for a two or three day adventure, Martin’s Tank offers spots for camping, camper vans and caravans large and small. What are you waiting for? Set up your hammock and with a hammock hanging kit bundle you don’t have to look for two perfectly spaced trees, you simply adjust where you hook your hammock into the straps to accommodate for the distance and hop in.

Siesta Hammocks in Perth is the #1 retailer of genuine hand woven south american hammocks. For years we have shipped the best single, double and family sized hammocks to metropolitan Perth and also regional areas of Western Australia.

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Style your interior with a Hammock!

When you think “hammock” it’s common to think outdoor hammocks, sipping drinks and napping in the sunshine. However, hammocks are just as good hung indoors, especially when you don’t have the luxury of an outdoor space! And in our opinion, having a hammock added to your living room, bedroom or “inside space” is sometimes even better than outside.

Interior hammocks are the perfect hybrid between a bed and couch, whether it’s chilling with a good book, procrastinating on a laptop / tablet or sneaking in a quick kip to recharge the batteries. Here are some of our top picks:

A colourful, vibrant hammock such as our Single or Double size Zen Hammock, provides a lovely lounging spot and will brighten up the room.

Colourful hammocks can brighten up the room

Some people even opt for hammocks in lieu of a couch. Bright colours are perfect for a kids’ playroom for them to literally “hang out” in their own space, or even for a living room to just kick back with a magazine or good book. Our vibrant Nicaraguan Hammocks are a great choice!

Enjoy some quiet time indoors

Or if you want a classy white look, a macramé hammock, such as our Double Nicaraguan Hammock, to bring out the elegance in your room.

Macrame hammock

 

Another option if you prefer a modern, classy look, go for a simple white hammock such as our Coco Deluxe Hammock

Modern day classy look

If you’re after something a bit smaller, but equally comfy and stylish, a Canvas Hammock Chair with Tassals might be more your taste.

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Jump online to Siesta Hammocks today and check out our range of hammocks  – we’ve got you covered!

Tips To Hang Your Hammock

HANGING TECHNIQUES FOR A SINGLE, DOUBLE OR FAMILY-SIZE HAMMOCK

You’ve just bought your hammock. Fantastic! Now it’s time to properly hang it!

First, you’ll want to find your perfect location and decide which of the techniques below best fits your environment. Keep in mind these are just the most simple hanging techniques – not the ONLY ones – and you can always extend your hammock’s reach with longer ropes!

INSIDE YOUR HOME

To hang a hammock indoors, drill two hooks into a ceiling or wall beam. Use a rope or carabiner to link each hook with the eyes of the hammock.

BETWEEN TWO TREES

Wrap a rope securely around each tree trunk and attach the ropes to the eyes of the hammock (using a knot or carabiner).

FROM AN OVERHEAD BEAM ON YOUR PATIO OR DECK

By wrapping two ropes securely around the beams or posts and attaching the ropes to the eyes of the hammock (using a knot or carabiner).

A HYBRID APPROACH

You can also use a combination of structures to hang a hammock- for instance, a porch post and a tree. Secure a rope to the porch by drilling a hook or wrapping it around. Secure the other rope to the tree. Make sure the two sides are hung evenly!

BONUS! HAMMOCK STAND COMPATIBLE

Our hammocks are compatible with most hammock stands on the market- if you are considering a hammock stand, double check our hanging specs (below) with the stand manufacturers’ recommendations.

OPTIMAL DIMENSIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIC DOUBLE HAMMOCK

Now that you’ve picked out how you want to hang your hammock, you’ll want to know where to place your anchor points. The following measurements are the OPTIMAL dimensions to hang each of our hammocks.

(These dimensions are optimal, but if your hammock environment doesn’t match up to these measurements perfectly, you’ll also find our recommended ranges for each measurement below. And, as always, remember you can extend the reach of your hammock by using ropes!)

Classic Double Hammock

Optimal Width (between eyes)……….. 120 in / 10 ft
Optimal Height (of eyes)………………….. 60 in / 5 ft
Optimal Distance from Ground ……….. 24 in / 2 ft

RECOMMENDED RANGE OF DIMENSIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIC DOUBLE HAMMOCK

We understand that not every environment lends itself to the above optimal dimensions. Below you’ll find a range of recommended dimensions that will work for you!

Classic Double Hammock

Range of Width (between eyes).. 96 in / 8 ft – 132 in / 11 ft
Range of Height (of eyes) ………. 48 in / 4 ft – 72 in / 6 ft

 

PLEASE NOTE: The closer you hang the eyes together, the higher your hammock will need to be from the ground. For example, you will not be able to hang a hammock at a width of 8 ft and height of 4 ft. Your measurements will likely fall somewhere within the recommended range.

There you have it! You’re good to get your hammock hung, and before you know it, you’ll be kicking back in your awesome hammock!

Camping hammocks

Tents are the universal symbol of camping. But what if there was a way to make the camping experience more comfortable, more enjoyable and even easier to setup and take down?

Camping Hammocks. Yes, that’s right. Ditch the tent, and go a hammock instead. But why?

You’ll Sleep Better

There are quite a lot of reasons suggesting that hammocks provide a much better sleep than a tent. We have covered a lot of the benefits of sleeping and napping in a hammock in a blog previously here, whilst the benefits are also outlined in a terrific blog here. But really, can you think of anything better than a great night’s camping out in nature? You’ll fall asleep with a smile on your face and you’ll wake up happy, refreshed, and comfortable.

Floating versus Sleeping on the Ground

How many times have you woken up in a tent in the middle of the night because of a badly placed rock or tree root that you didn’t realise was there when you set your tent up? Or even worse, you forgot your tent mattress?

With a camping hammock, it doesn’t matter what the ground looks like underneath you. You can camp on a hill, over rocks, or tree-stumps. You camp over wet terrain if you really wanted to. Either way, your comfort is first class, irrespective of what lies beneath you! Our camping hammocks come with aluminium carabiners and hanging straps, and are easy to set up wherever you want!

The Perfect Accessory

If you’re not convinced about replacing the tent with a hammock, then that’s ok! The best part about a travel hammock is that it’s an incredible addition to your camping kit even if you don’t sleep in it.  Our camping hammocks are easy to unpack and set up just to chill out for a few hours, whether it’s reading a book, taking a nap after a hike or just hanging around. Then when you’re ready to go, they’re easy to pack up in the storage bag that is included!

We offer Camping Hammocks that have been designed to be the very best a hammock can be, by being tested against other products, improving on their shortcomings and incorporating everything that made them great. They come in a range of bright and vivid colours too.

 purple hipp

For more information, check out our camping hammock page here, or for more fantastic napping options, check out our range here. If you have any questions, we’re here to chat 7 days per week, between normal business hours, on our website, or on our Facebook page.

Otherwise, email us at admin@siestahammocks.com.au or phone us on (02) 8091 1596 and Aaron, our customer service expert, will be happy to assist!

SCIENCE SAYS YOU NEED A HAMMOCK!

Science says you need a hammock!

It’s official: there’s a reason that swaying gently in a hammock is so relaxing. Science says that rocking as you fall asleep affects your brain waves, allowing you to gently drift off to sleep, faster!

The results help explain why everyone, from babies to adults, find rocking back and forth so soothing. We know that catching a quick afternoon nap is helpful to refresh the brain. But doing so in a hammock is probably now the best option!

The power of naps

Napping can help:

  • Alleviate sleep deficits;
  • Boost your problem solving, verbal memory, and learning;
  • Improve reaction times and logical reasoning;
  • Improve mood and feelings of sleepiness and fatigue;
  • Regulate blood pressure, stress levels, and surprisingly, even weight management.

The studies

To find out if rocking really does improve sleep and how it might do so, researchers from the University of Geneva recruited 12 male volunteers, who attended the university’s sleep lab for a 45-minute nap on a custom-built bed suspended from the ceiling. The researchers proceeded to test two different sleep conditions on two separate afternoons: one where the bed was stationary, and the other nap whereby it swayed gently. As they slept, the men’s brain activity was monitored.

Interestingly, all of the men fell asleep faster and slept more deeply when the bed was rocking. When the bed was still, sleepers spent about half of their nap in the initial phase of light sleep, and when the bed was rocking, the initial phase only took up about 30 percent of the nap. The deeper phase of sleep increased by about 10% when the bed was swaying, increasing from about 50 percent of the nap to more than 60 percent.

The researchers aren’t yet sure whether rocking out in a comfy hammock is more restful over the course of an entire night of sleep, but they hope future research could aid in treatment for insomnia. In the meantime, you now have permission to laze away summer afternoons on the hammock. Science said so.

The team at Siesta Hammocks are experts at napping: some of our favourites selections include:

The quilted hammock with pillow:

Quilted hammock with pillow

Relax in a quilted hammock with pillow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double-size Nicaraguan hammock:

Double-size Nicaraguan hammock

Another option is the double-size Nicaraguan hammock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Browse our website for more fantastic napping options. If you have any questions, we’re here to chat 7 days per week, between normal business hours.

Email (admin@siestahammocks.com.au) or phone us on (02) 8091 1596 and Aaron, our customer service expert, will be happy to assist!

Chammocks! A comfortable hammock & chair hybrid that can be enjoyed anywhere!

Chammocks! A comfortable hammock & chair hybrid that can be enjoyed anywhere!

You are probably thinking “what on earth is a Chammock?” Well, imagine the very best components of a hammock, made in the way of chair. Chammocks are versatile and space-saving options for relaxing in any outdoor or indoor location. What’s more, they still provide the same comfortable feel as a full-size hammock, but in a more upright, seated design. While both have their advantages, there are certain times when a chammock is the better option to go with.

1. The cost factor

While most are well made, chammocks are typically cheaper compared to regular hammocks. If you’re on a budget, then spend a little less to give yourself or a friend the ability to relax.

2. You prefer to relax and procrastinate, rather than lie down and nap

Chammocks are a great way to just chill, without the need for a kip. Great way to procrastinate the day away, or get that work or uni assignment done in optimum comfort. Or you could just sit and take in some Spring sunshine!

3. You have no space for a full-size hammock

No space? No worries. Chairs are ideal for front porches, small patios, indoor dens, bedrooms, crowded decks and for hanging from that small shade tree in the yard.

The cream, Thick, Cotton Hammock Chair is a very popular item!

The cream, Thick, Cotton Hammock Chair is a very popular item!

4. You’re a parent to young kids

Perfect way to multi-task watching the kids and kicking back! Just don’t drift off from all that comfort…

5. You have a child with special-needs

A popular tool for occupational therapy, both full-size hammocks and chairs are being used effectively as a tool in treating many children with special needs, including autism. The swinging motion, combined with good support, from the hammock chair makes the chairs a safe, helpful way for sensory integration to help children achieve normal developmental milestones, calming them and letting them have fun. They come in a range of colours too!

 

Kids hammock chair

For kids, the Kids Relax Hammock is a popular option!

 6.You want something easy to install

Very easy! A tree limb, porch joist or chair stand is all you need for outdoor installation; for indoor installation, a ceiling joist or stand will do the job.

Browse the Siesta Hammocks website for the details on these accessories for hanging and enjoying “chammocks.” If you have any questions, we’re here to chat 7 days per week, between normal business hours. Email (admin@siestahammocks.com.au) or phone us on (02) 8091 1596 and Aaron, our customer service expert, will be happy to assist!

Gifting Dad a hammock works two ways!

Father and son in hammock

There’s nothing better than quality time together. Use code FATHERS2017 for $15 off our already low prices and free shipping.

With September fast approaching, that means Fathers Day is almost here! So, in lieu of simply heading to Bunnings to purchase Dad a gift voucher, or another 4-pack pair of socks from Myer, give Dad not only the ultimate gift he is pining for, but also the gift he probably doesn’t even know exists. That is, the gift of relaxation!

How do I give Dad a gift of relaxation? Easy. A hammock. Gifting Dad a hammock works two ways. Firstly, by allowing him the chance to take a break from work, and all of those common “Dad” tasks, like dealing with the lawn, tidying up the garage or cleaning the gutters. Providing a comfy and sturdy hammock to nap for a couple of hours, or relax while watching the footy.

Secondly, if your Dad is the ultimate family man, but works his heart out all day for five days a week (sometimes 6!) and would love nothing more than to relax and “hang out” with you and the rest of the family, doing it outdoors with a hammock is comfy, novel, fun, and a perfect gift for Fathers Day!

Here are our top 3 Hammock suggestions for Dad this Fathers Day:

1. The Mexican Jumbo Cotton Hammock

Mexican jumbo hammock

Nice and big for relaxing! 

Made from 100% cotton with nylon end strings for resistance and a weight capacity of over 200kg, it’s perfect suspend an entire small family outside in the backyard. The hammock also comes in a range of colours, to suit any taste!

2. Double Size Hammock with Steel Frame

Double sized hammock and frame

Perfect if you don’t know where you’d hang a hammock!

A great option for a Dad who loves a bit of room to have a solid nap on their own, but also the one who loves relaxing with the kids. This double-size hammock with wide frame can hold up to 190kg (two adults, or one adult and two kids), is extremely comfortable, and easy to assemble and disassemble, rendering it simple to quickly pack it up if you’re looking to take the relaxation elsewhere!

 3. Family-size Brazilian Hammock

Family size hammock

Great for the whole family!

Another excellent option for Dad to hang out with the whole family. Made by expert craftsmanship in Brazil using handwoven cotton of the highest quality, this hammock is very durable, lasting many more Fathers Days to come! Comes in a range of colour combinations also. 

So if you’re stuck for ideas, or want to give dad something he’ll get plenty of enjoyment out of, head over to Siesta Hammocks for these and many more hammock options! We delivery free of charge within Australian and it’ll arrive within a matter of days. Additionally, for the month of August use coupon code FATHERS2017 for a further $15 off our already low prices.

Why indoor hammocks are all the rage this winter

When you think “hammock” it’s common to think outdoor hammocks, sipping drinks and napping in the sunshine. However, hammocks are just as good hung indoors, especially when you don’t have the luxury of an outdoor space! And in our opinion, having a hammock added to your living room, bedroom or “inside space” is sometimes even better than outside.

Interior hammocks are the perfect hybrid between a bed and couch, whether it’s chilling with a good book, procrastinating on a laptop / tablet or sneaking in a quick kip to recharge the batteries.

A colourful, vibrant hammock such as our Single or Double size Zen Hammock, provides a lovely lounging spot and will brighten up the room.

Colourful hammocks can brighten up the room

Some people even opt for hammocks in lieu of a couch. Bright colours are perfect for a kids’ playroom for them to literally “hang out” in their own space, or even for a living room to just kick back with a magazine or good book.

Enjoy some quiet time indoors

So if you prefer a modern, classy look, go for a simple white hammock such as our Coco Deluxe Hammock

Modern day classy look

Or a macramé hammock, such as our Double Nicaraguan Hammock, to bring out the elegance in your room.

Macrame hammock

 

Jump online to Siesta Hammocks today and check out our range of hammocks  – we’ve got your covered!

Relaxation all year round!

The sun is shining, the sun is hiding! No matter the seasons, we’ve got you covered with the Siesta Hammocks Steel Stand with Mexican Chair combo! Perfect for all the seasons and great for those special spaces like a balcony, alfresco or even in the corner of your office! A place to retreat and read a good book or simply have snooze.

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