Best Hammocks: Brazilian, Rope, Pawley's Island, Nag's Head & More

Best Hammocks: Brazilian, Rope, Pawley's Island, Nag's Head & More

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Maxwell Ryan
Jun 17, 2015

Sitting around last night all I could think about on these newly hot evenings was hammocks, so here you go: my complete list of all styles and sorts of hammocks to fill your dreamy days and nights.

This one up top is a new fave because of its blue and white contrasting design. This handwoven hammock by Yellow Leaf will hold 400 lbs or just cradle your 100 lbs gently. More at Yellow Leaf Hammocks, and more picks below...

(Image credit: Anthropologie)

From Anthropologie, their Canyon Fringe Hammock comes in five colorways and is perfectly styled like all of their stuff. Netted fringe and 100% cotton, and BTW they have others over there.


(Image credit: My Hammocks)

I love this Nicaraguan hammock for its design and because it's black, but this resource has MANY colors and styles. MyHammock.com is a great place to look. "Our largest Nicaraguan hammock - hamaca is hand-crafted of garment-grade, polyester or polycotton yarns that are hand-twisted into soft, strong cording which is double-sprang-woven for maximum strength and comfort. This generously sized hamaca is a terrific choice for couples who enjoy having extra room or for family enjoyment."


(Image credit: LL Bean)

From Maine, this is Bean's basic 100% cotton hammock, the frame is made of oak stretchers: "A customer favorite since 1973, made of breathable 100% cotton rope for a more natural look and feel. Continuously woven with more than 1,000 feet of hefty three-ply rope for maximum strength and durability, our hammock cradles you for complete support and is specially designed for extra stability and an enhanced rocking motion."


(Image credit: REI)

A Brazilian style hammock in "mocha" and 100% cotton from camping expert REI, I like the simplicity of this one and its nice contrasting dark color: "Brazilian hammocks are as large and comfortable as our beds! Amazonas hammocks hang loosely and deep in the center, designed for you to lie diagonally, "the Brazilian way." Your back stays straight and you can lie for hours — sleeping, relaxing and dreaming in ultimate comfort."


(Image credit: Pawley's Island)

From Pawley's Island, where they make CLASSIC 100% cotton rope hammocks, I chose this one because it is unique. A solid soft woven ribbon bed with a weatherproof fiber, this promises a much more comfortable and warm daytime or nigh time rest: "The Pawleys Island® Soft Weave® line is woven from comfy all-weather fabric that's not only resistant to staining, rot, mold and mildew, but also includes a plush center of nonabsorbent polyester fiberfill batting in each fabric strip, for added comfort."


(Image credit: Novica)

This Brazilian hammock from Novica is only one of many, and I urge you to click through and look further if you like this one: "Celebrating the colors of Carnival, Brazil's Hammock Artisans of Ceará create an inviting hammock. Woven of cotton, each end features rows of macramé, and long, lavish macramé lace adorns each side."


(Image credit: HamacArt)

From HamacArt at Etsy, this is such a lovely woven hammock I had to include it. It is, indeed, the White Queen of Hammocks. From Nicaragua: "Double Hammock, in natural white color, with extra thick thread (manila number 42) to give the body of the hammock an extra filling. It is weaved with doble knot to increase its resistance, and the lateral sides are specially embroidered to create a particularly elegant model."


(Image credit: Nags Head)

A classic design, synthetic-rope hammock from the other CLASSIC maker, Nags Head, this is their standard single hammock: "Because compact with us hardly means skimpy: As with all of our woven products, our Small Rope Hammock boasts about twice the rope you'll find in similarly styled products from most other brands. Our narrowest hammock is so strong, in fact, that matches the 450-pound weight capacity of our larger models."


(Image credit: Arte Hammocks)

I include this source, which is sort of a mystery, because I love the pics and the bright colors so much. From Brazil comes this website from Kostas, who trades hammocks made by a cooperative of artisans in Tacaratu, Brazil. "They differ from Mayans or Nicaraguans in the respect that they are heavily woven offering high lifting capacity therefore creating a sense of security for sleeping and overnight use as well as being ideal for cooler climates."


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