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!.
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.
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
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.
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.
Lets not kid ourselves there are many types of hammocks out there, all with their own unique features. But don’t worry we are going to take a look at all the options and yes we love them all! What better way to relax, unwind and get off the hectic roundabout of daily life even if it’s just for a short while.
The 5 Main Types of Hammock Swing to consider:
So the most common question I get asked is, what hammock should I get? Well, that depends on what you’re looking to do. Here is a guide to various styles of hammocks, allowing you to explore and learn all the options out there and help you answer that most elementary question:
The variety of hammock swing options out there mean the opportunities to enjoy a relaxing moment on your own or with friends and family is endless. From designing your very own personal oasis in the outdoors, to wild camping, backpacking and exploring nature. The innovation of hammocks over the past 10 years means there are now specialised hammock swing that can be used in almost any environment; which is truly a changing phase. They transform the outdoor and indoor experience by simply getting you off the ground giving you a completely different aspect on your surroundings in a more comfortable and safe environment, allowing a feeling of freedom, far detached from the conventional solid style furniture we subject our bodies too.
Our Hammock Swing guide is a good starting point to familiarise you with the different styles of hammocks and their various qualities. Keep in mind how you want to use your hammock as you read through this guide. Consider how many people are going to use the hammock at a time, remembering there are single, double, even jumbo size hammocks available with weight capacity varying from 100 to 500 kgs. So, pick out the style of hammock that grabs your interest and let’s dig deeper into their features and benefits.
Most styles of hammocks that we see are derived from two basic types.
The original Brazilian hammock swing, dating back over 1000 years, uses a 2-point hanging system called in-line which envelopes you in a cocoon-like pod and conforms to your body weight and shape. Also, referred to as a Tropical or Jungle hammock.
The other common style of hammock, is the spreader hammock, a re-design which was developed and used much later in history. Also, known as the North American Hammock or Spreader Bar Hammock. The introduction of the spreader bar with its pre-drilled holes allows the cords to be threaded through the bar opening the hammock in a lay-on-top style. This system was developed by the pioneering Americans making dismounting easier.
Enough of looking back let’s now consider the different hammock styles available today.
Brazilian Hammocks are known for their robustness and comfort a good choice for colder climates because the thicker weave means cold air is blocked creating added warmth. Brazilian hammocks are usually found without spreader-bars, and therefore designed as an in-line hanging system, however, there are Brazilian designs incorporating spreader-bars which also incorporate the traditional thick cotton weave. Bold vibrant colours associated with Brazil are also a common feature of Brazilian hammocks, along with their trade mark 100% cotton fabric, constructed in a very tight and durable weave. Brazilian craftsmen are also known for their beautiful fringe embellishments adding to the design and feel of the hammock.
However, being made of natural cotton can create problems from exposure to the outside elements and can lead to mould and mildew issues, if proper cleaning and protection is not carried out. For those considering a full time sleeping option instead of the conventional bed the Brazilian hammock is a Good choice and an ideal space saving solution.
Resort Style Hammock Swing
Resort Style Hammocks feature rope stitching design between spreader-bars. These are the classic hammocks that most people associate with lounging under palm trees. Spreader bars keep the lounge bed open for easy dismount, and the rope stitching offers both support and flexibility. The open airy hammock patterns offer excellent air flow however, the rope can create waffle-like pressure points on the user’s skin. Ideal for stealing that moment of relaxation and reflection at the end of a busy day.
Still a very popular choice for outside relaxation, tie on a tree straps can be added for extra comfort. These styles of hammocks are not generally used for nightly sleeping and caution should be taken when getting on due to the instability of balance from the spreader-bar design, increasing the possibility of flipping over.
Cotton Rope Hammock Swing
Cotton Rope hammock swing are normally either cotton or polyester, and each has its advantages. Cotton hammocks are more flexible than polyester, but polyester is less susceptible to mould.
Taking into consideration the environment in which you will be using this style of hammock, treated fabrics are popular. There are also hammock stands that have been treated with a waterproof coating, able to withstand splashing from poolside and salt water spray from the sea. Remember, treated polyester fabric may will last longer than cotton and have less maintenance issues but will not be as soft as 100% cotton.
Wild Camping, Backpacking, Hiking, Jungle
Camping, backpacking, hiking and exploring the great outdoors is not new or revolutionary. However, hanging in a hammock style tent, providing you with all the conventional features of a tent, and so much more is. The ultra-light travel hammock now offers insect protection with added treated mosquito nets, walls, roof and can accommodate up to twelve people. Suspended above the ground offering great views of the wild surroundings, animals above and below. No need to look for that perfect pitch, just two trees are what’s needed. Made from a strong nylon these unique tent-like hammocks are robust and ultra-portable.
The ultra-light weight, compact, and easy to carry travel hammock can also be used with a tarp which hangs overhead and protects you against the rain. For those colder conditions, special quilts or pads can be fitted beneath you for warmth. Both are quick and easy to set up. Straps are used (not rope) to loop around trees to create attachment points. Two sturdy trees approximately 4-6 meters apart are ideal when setting up your sleeping area. Offering good comfortable sleeping, off the ground with the added advantage of protection from bugs, and insects.
One of the largest growing areas within the hammock market with innovation being the key word and the great outdoors becoming more accessible.
There are many hammock styles available today, from one person in-line to multi person hammocks with wider sleeping areas. Contact our live chat agent and see what he recommend the hammock swing that suits your lifestyle or call us between 9am to 3pm AEST and we’ll be there to assist you 7 days a week!
It’s a fundamental human pleasure to find a beautiful hammock with a view lookout spot, and spend some time gazing out upon it. It has a way of relaxing our nervous system and is a simple technique for combating the stress we all tend to gather from everyday living. The longer we linger, the more our mind relaxes and drifts away from the worries of life. That is why it’s good to create the perfect atmosphere at the lookout spot to make it appealing to prolong your time there. And it’s why setting up a hammock or hammock chair in that spot is a great idea.
If you are lucky enough to have a home with a great view – either on the front yard or out the back – then you have a great guideline as to where to place your hammock or hammock chair. It doesn’t matter if the lookout spot doesn’t appear to have anywhere to hang it from, because you can also get a light-to-carry premium quality hammock stand. These hammock stands enable you to hang your hammock anywhere you fancy.
If you’re lucky enough to have a view like this from your front verandah, you’ve found the perfect spot for your hammock or hammock chair.
Even if you don’t have gorgeous views at your home, remember that hammocks are very portable, and can be taken with you on a day out in nature or camping adventure. And this means that you can take your hammock to the lookout of your choice and set it up in a matter of minutes. If you’re feeling adventurous, your hammock can even double as a camping bed under the stars for the night. And then you know the rest. Jump onto it and let the sweeping views carry you away in your hammock.
We often have customers ask us – what’s the difference between the Single Brazilian Hammock and the Single Siesta Hammock, or the Single Zen Hammock? The answer is always the same and it is “not a whole lot”.
This is because we only stock the highest quality brazilian inspired hammocks. Each of them have exactly a practicality, attention to detail, vibrance, durability and comfort. The real differences in price across these products come down to just a few key elements. I’ve listed these below:
The Size of the Hammock
We typically have three different sizes for our Brazilian hammocks. These are:
Each of our brazilian hammocks have varying pattern types. These could be the tropical inspired bold stripes or they could even be solid colours – for example the Deluxe Double Brazilian Hammock that’s available in 5 different solid colours. Solid colours are typically easier to weave than striped patterns too.
The Versatility of a Brazilian Hammock
Not all of our hammocks work in the way some select people want them to. In example, wooden spreader bar models are not compatible with our hammock frames. The versatility and compatibility of our Brazilian products set them apart as they are all compatible with pretty much and hammock stand on the market. We even offer a pre-packaged Brazilian hammock bundle because they’re popularly used this way!
So really, all of our Brazilian hammocks have been crafted in a way that makes them great. They each have the key elements needed to ensure they are the best you’ll find in the Australian market, and the differences in cost across them are based on the 3 different elements above.
For any questions on our Brazilian inspired hammock products please call our customer support team on (02) 8091 1204 or go to www.siestahammocks.com.au