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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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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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Hammock Bed: Is it a replacement for an old fashioned bed?

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Bundle hammock in Adjustable Steel Frame

Sleeping in a hammock is becoming ever more popular. Many people are removing their beds in favor of a hammock. Only campers and hippies formerly shouted from the rooftops, I had the “best sleep ever!” More and more non-campers and non-hippies are enthusiastically touting the benefits of hammock sleep. But, what does the scientific and medical community say about hammocks as a bed?

Research, neglected for decades, has only recently been done to examine the truths about sleeping in a hammock. To date, scientific and medical research confirms what ancient societies already knew.

Brief History

Central American anthropologists have discovered that ancient societies favored hammocks from a minimum of 700 years ago. Even famous explorer Christopher Columbus, after he found the Bahamas, loved “sleeping in nets between trees.”
Historians note that the first hammock probably was invented by the Greeks around 450 B.C., which is many, many years before Columbus sailed to the Bahamas. The legendary Maya people called their hammocks, “the gift of the Gods.” Most people, even scientists, previously assumed ancient civilizations chose hammocks because they were off the ground, away from dangerous spiders and snakes, or pesky stinging ants. These uneducated civilizations may have embraced other reasons, however.

Studies Found Health Benefits with Hammock Sleep

Since scientific studies have now discovered long-touted benefits of hammock sleeping, other people are taking hammocks more seriously. As always, there is (has never been) no perfect product, so hammocks deliver many benefits with only one major potential downside.

Pros

You will fall asleep faster;
You will enjoy the health benefits of deeper sleep;
You’ll have better ability to focus the next day after a restful hammock sleep;
You will improve your reading skills;
Generally, you’ll increase your learning skills;
You may find your back pain disappears;
The gentle rocking motion has proven to make you “sleep like a baby;” and
You’ll not need to contend with the dust mites common to mattresses.
Con (only one catalogued downside)

Hammocks may hurt your romantic life, as hammocks shine when you’re sleeping “solo.” Even if you and your partner are “cuddly” types, few people enjoy sleeping when “joined at the hip.” Even two person hammocks may push the envelope when your partner is a light sleeper.

They Make You Fall Asleep Faster

According to a study,hammock bed as a sleeping tool makes you fall asleep faster than you would sleeping in a bed.

The study’s authors monitored 12 adult men as they took two afternoon nap: once in a stationary bed and once in a swaying bed (mimicking the motion of a hammock). Conclusion: “We observed a faster transition to sleep in each and every subject in the swaying condition,” said co-author Michel Muhlethaler in an NPR interview.

They’re Just Really Comfortable

If you sleep on the ground, then pressure is put on the various parts of your body that connect to the ground. This subtle pressure is uncomfortable, leading you to turn over in your sleep a lot in attempts to find comfort.

Expensive mattresses improve matters by cushioning your body at these pressure point — but it doesn’t fix the problem. The pressure on your body while sleeping on a mattress still produces discomfort, which can potentially disrupt your sleep cycles.

The good thing about hammocks is that they eliminate this problem. You’re suspended in air with no point of pressure.

Happy Shopping at Siesta Hammocks!

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Your Complete Guide In Choosing a Hammock Swing

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Resort Hammock in a Wooden Stand

Hammock Swing is a safe haven

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:

Brazilian Hammock
Cotton Rope Hammock
Camping, Backpacking, Hiking and Jungle
Hammock Swings

The fundamentals

cotton hammock swing

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 Hammock

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 Hammock

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!

Happy Shopping at Siesta Hammocks!

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Why Mexican Hammocks are Great?

Why Mexican Hammocks are Great?

Couple in a Queen Size Mexican Hammocks

Mexican Hammocks

Mexico is a well known place for making authentic, unique Mexican Hammocks but what’s the secret ingredient that makes it wonderful and appealing to any individual indulge in it and give you the sensation like floating in the cloud?

Mexican hammock history

A woman using a hammock dated 16th Century

Let’s go back some 1,000 years to Central America where the Maya and other indigenous peoples crafted them out of tree bark or plant fibers. According to accounts , people would place hot coals or kindle small fires under their hammocks to stay warm or ward off insects as they slumbered. It’s an old fashion way to represent the fireplace at the comfort of your living room! How cool right?

What makes Mexican Hammock Authentic?

Mexican man weaving a hammock

What makes this type of hammock stand out against others? Besides their vibrant colours, exceptional designs, perhaps the things that we love the most is how they are Made by the Mexican People.

Using its almost thousand of years old methods, all of their hammocks are handmade!  No manufacturing practices just plain old weaving methods that they’re very proud to say that’s irreplaceable part of their culture and history.

Mexican Queen Cotton Hammock in Colorina

Why Mexican Hammocks are Great?

Mexican Cotton Hammock, being a natural fiber, which and with the right amount of care, it can last for many years. The end strings or loop strings of our hammocks are very durable for strength and support.

Mexican Nylon hammock which is ideal to be left outdoors, threads are bright and shiny, but less forgiving against the skin.

Mexican King Nylon in Cichen

Mexican hammocks come in all colors, from white and natural colour to multi-colored, rainbow hammock that adds outdoor style to your backyard, cottage or picnic.

How can I support Mexican Artisans?

When you buy a Mexican hammock from us, you are directly helping and provide a great impact to their families income, supporting the self sufficiency of their citizen and the development of their community.

Also, if you place the order anytime we offer EXPRESS SHIPPING FREE OF CHARGE on our Single to Jumbo Size Mexican hammock selections! Chat with us or call us now so we can check your location if it’s on our express delivery network!

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Hammock with a view

Hammock with a view

It’s a fundamental human pleasure to find a beautiful 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.

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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.

At Siesta Hammocks, you can find hammocks of every size, shape and colour combination. To view and discuss the best hammock for your needs, visit our website to chat live to one of our friendly team members or simply call our customer service team on (02) 02 8091 1204.

Hammock with a view

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Drawing Inspiration from Mexican Hammocks

We have looked to the Mexicans to inspire us in creating the ideal Mexican Hammocks. Think of the iconic colourful image of the Mexican taking a siesta under his or her hat.  That means that it is important that an item is not only utilitarian but is a part of the aesthetics of life, so it needs to look good too.

Mexican Man Snoozing Wishing he Had a Hammock

Probably wishing he had a mexican hammock…

That is why we use a wide selection of beautiful, vivid, ethnic prints that really liven up the look of these great hammocks.  After all, a hammock is not only for hanging back, but an item that can really accent your environment – whether a garden, pergola, verandah or anywhere that you choose to put it. Our customers often tell us that the lovely bright colours really create a centrepiece to their environment that can be admired even when not in use.

Yes, they’re comfy too.

When you think of Mexican fabrics, you know you’re getting thick, hard-wearing material that will hold you securely and won’t fray. And the comfort factor is definitely there too.  You feel properly supported by the sturdy, hardwearing fibres that can lull you off into a relaxed zone, or even a deep sleep every night.

Sizes, shapes, colours galore!

Our Mexican hammocks come in a variety of sizes, depending on the amount of space you need for either yourself or several people.  They start with the loose but strong weave of the Mexican Cotton Hammock Chair (which also comes as a bundle – the Steel Stand with Mexican Chair) if you like reclining in a semi-upright position.  

Our Mexican Cotton Hammock Chairs and Stands

Then there is the luxurious Double Mexican Queen size hammock which has enough space for two people and takes a weight up to 200kg.  And finally, for a whole lot of fun with the entire gang, there is the ultimate Family King size hammock, which can comfortably fit four people with a total weight of up to 250kg.  That’s the one that tends to get the pets in on the act, and results in a bunch of happy snaps frequently appearing on our Facebook page.

Our Double Mexican Queen Hammock and Family Mexican King Hammock

For any questions about any of our products, please call our customer support team on (02) 8006 8152.

Happy Shopping at Siesta Hammocks!