If you’re looking for a hammock chair to relax in your backyard or take it with you on camping trips, you may want to check out this ‘how to choose a hammock chair’ guide first.
If you’ve decided that you need a hanging chair in your backyard or you simply want a more comfy alternative to a folding chair on your camping trips, a hammock chair may be exactly what you’re looking for.
When choosing a hammock chair, it’s important to keep a few things in mind, because it’s easy to buy a hanging chair you’ll later regret.
Location. Think about where you’ll hang your hammock chair. Do you want your hanging chair to be placed indoors or outdoors?
While pretty much all types of hammock chairs can be used indoors, if you’re planning to use it outdoors, make sure you check its durability.
Durability. Since you need your hanging chair to be placed outdoors, you need to make sure it can withstand harsh weather conditions such as rain or snow.
A hammock chair that is not weather-resistant can mold or fray when exposed to harsh weather conditions. Check labels to make sure the hanging chair is made of ‘A’ grade weather-resistant fabric.
Material. Since we started talking about fabric, let’s talk about what kind of fabrics you need in a hammock chair. While manufacturers traditionally make hanging chairs of basic rope net, not all people find it suitable for their comfort.
If you need a more comfy material, look for canvas, quilted, cotton,polyetheneor parachute nylon hammock chair. However, keep in mind that the fabric should be easy to clean especially if you’re planning to take this hammock chair on camping trips where you’re considered lucky if you have soap and water in your backpack.
Don’t forget that when sitting in a hammock chair, it cradles and hugs your body – so rope net may not sound like fun for you, especially if you’re planning to sit in it for hours.
Hammock type. Hammock chairs divide into several types. Since a hanging chair is supposed to hang from something, hammock chairs can be hung from ceilings, trees or special hammock stands.
Getting a hammock stand is the safest option especially if you’re worried about falling from a hanging chair and it’s high.
However, one problem: hammock stands are usually sold separately, so you’ll have to make sure that your hammock chair and stand go well together.
Weight. Naturally, not all hammock chairs are suited for adults. Some manufacturers only make hanging chairs for children, so you’ll need to check labels to make sure hammock chair can withstand the amount of weight desired.
Each hammock chair has weight limits and restrictions, so make sure you check labels before buying a hanging chair.
Another thing to consider is that hammock chairs weigh differently. Heaviest hanging chairs can weigh up to 35 pounds, so this may be a reason for concern if you’re planning to take it on camping trips.
Capacity. If you’re looking for a hanging chair that can hold two and more people at the same time, you may want to look for double hammock chairs, as a solo hanging chair can easily break under too much weight.
However, keep in mind that double hammocks are usually heavier in weight and can be quite difficult to carry around if you’re planning to take it on camping trips.
A hanging chair that snaps underneath you is the last thing you want.
Strength. If you’re looking for a hammock chair that you could take with you on camping trips and carry around, you may want to look for hanging chairs that are made of durable material.
Cost. Another vital thing to consider is cost. The greatest thing about hanging chairs is that you don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy swinging around in a hammock chair.
Most hanging chairs range in price from $50 to $200. While there are more expensiveoptions, which can provide better durability or capacity, those extra features are useless for most people.
Color. While it may seem that choosing a color for a hammock chair is not really important, it actually is.
While we do absolutely encourage you to shop for hanging chairs that would match surrounding in your backyard or porch, if you’re planning to use it outdoors, look only for lighter colors, which won’t fade or bleach in the sunlight.
Small features. If you need extra comfort when sitting in a hammock chair, you may want to look for variants with cup holders, footrests or other small details that add extra convenience.
Manufacturers of hammock chairs have gotten so creative that you can find hanging chairs with armrests and pillows for the back. If you truly want comfort – you can easily find it in a hammock chair.