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.
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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.
We all loved hammocks as a kid even though it wasn’t always easy to figure out how to get into them. Hammocks as shelter have recently taken off in western cultures although they have been around for a very long time. A hammock is a very versatile option to replace the conventional tent shelter for outdoor adventures.
Below are the top 5 reasons to trade your tent in for a bed between the trees:
A Better Sleep
Studies have been conducted in which it has been shown that the rocking motion of a double hammock not only helps people to fall asleep faster but it also provides a deeper sleep. Neuroscientists at the University of Geneva completed a test with a rocking bed in which adult test subjects showed an increase in sleep spindles – these spindles are believed to be the brain trying to calm the sleeper down in louder environments.
What sets tents and hammocks apart? Poles. Poles can make even the lightest weather and insect resistant tents heavier than a hammock of similar abilities. Most high-quality double hammock are under 1 lbs!
Good For Your Body
Learning to sleep on your back may seem daunting but many that have made the leap from tent to hammock camping have noticed some serious benefits to their comfort and health. Many of these concerns are more for the backpacker than the paddler but the same benefits can apply. With your feet slightly elevated you will notice less swelling. The slight curve of the hammock can actually stretch your back muscles while you are sleeping in a gentle and beneficial way. The elevation angle for your upper body is considered optimal for the circulation to your brain and your airways to work easily and efficiently while sleeping.
Finding The Perfect Campsite
Your only real limitation to a hammock is finding two trees, and on the west coast, we don’t see this being a huge issue any time soon. There is no more worrying about uneven ground or rocks and roots digging into your back all night that you didn’t notice before.
“When there are bugs and mangroves, sleeping in a netted hammock is essential” – Russell Henry
Just for Fun
Just as we loved hammocks as children, nothing says ‘summer is here’ like stringing a hammock up in the park or even on your lunch break and hanging out for a while.
Even if you still love camping in a tent you have to admit, swinging slowly back and forth under a canopy of trees on a warm summer afternoon is something that can bring a smile to all of our faces – especially if it is a double hammock and shared with a special someone.
Looking to get your own hammock? Shop online from our selection of high-quality hammocks from Siesta Hammocks!
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!
If you are looking for a double hammock, you’ll find a lot of choices out there from established brands to generic offerings and everything in between. This is both good and bad. Bad because with so many choices, determining which one is the best for you can be a daunting task. Good because out of every hammock, there is bound to be one that fits your needs perfectly.
Before you plow through the myriad of double hammocks for sale, here are five things to consider.
How tricked out do you want your double hammock?
While most double hammocks are comfortable by their very nature, there are some that come with an abundance of accessories that can turn your comfy cocoon into a tiny Taj Mahal. How tricked out you want your hammock can depend on the level of comfort you require. But it also depends on how technical you plan on getting with your camping.
With the right hook kit, hammock spring,or treestrapsthat are available in the top-double hammocks, your comfort will increase and so will your options.
Of the many double hammocks for sale, a more tricked out hammock will give the confidence to stay outdoors.
Where do you like to hang?
In finding a double hammock that meets your requirements, where you plan on using it makes a big difference. If you prefer outdoors, simply relaxing at a park or beach, or hanging in the backyard, a basic, open air, our double size zen hammock will do. Also adding a stand will help increase versatility.
But if trekking deep into the woods in varying weather conditions is more your speed, a hammock with more accessories may be a better option. There are many excellent double hammocks that work great in the elements with added accessories. However, if you want to go Spartan and experience nature to its fullest, a regular, open air, our double parachute hammock will work just fine.
Double hammocks also include double capacity. A 2 person hammock are popular for obvious reasons. The only negatives compared to a single hammock are the packed size and heavier weight. But a double hammock comes with an added perk – a single occupant in a double makes for more comfort and extra security.
You may want to consider the dimensions of your hammock and its configuration, as well. The idea is to be comfortable, so you don’t want a hammock that cramps you. Most double hammocks accommodate all sizes of a hammock lover. However, with all the various styles and makes of double hammocks, not every hammock is the same. Certain configurations may not be a good match for every person.
Quality, quality, quality
Above else, when it comes to hammocks, quality is the key. And for more than one reason. Quality materials are important not only for comfort, value, and durability but also for safety. Lack of quality only increases the chances of equipment failure. Which makes having a well-built hammock made of quality materials a must, no matter if you are sitting a few feet above or near a campfire surrounded by friends or hanging over jagged rocks alone and miles away from another human being.
When considering your next hammock, there are many double hammocks to choose from. Finding the right one for you may take a little effort. But start with picking one that is high quality. Next, ensure the dimensions and configuration are a good fit for you. Finally, determine how you plan to use it. Lastly, have fun and be safe! And if you are still searching, check out our selection of double hammocks.