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Hammocks anyone?

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hillbilly Mon 08-Jul-13 23:25:39

I'm looking for a hammock to take camping this summer. I'm a bit confused about ones with spreader bars and those without. Am I right in thinking that those without are better?

RunsWithScissors Mon 08-Jul-13 23:30:25

I would always go without a spreader bar. Also prefer ones that are a solid fabric vs ones that are woven like a net.

Just put ours up on Saturday in the garden, so comfy!

hz Tue 09-Jul-13 09:43:10

Any good ones anyone can recommend? That aren't hideously expensive....

hillbilly Tue 09-Jul-13 13:33:05

I also posted in Homes and Garden and gots some recommendations here smile

hz Tue 09-Jul-13 13:53:20

Thanks hillbilly, I have been directed to that site by others too. Seems a bit expensive though - is that the sort of price you where expecting to pay? I am renownedly tight....

hillbilly Tue 09-Jul-13 14:03:27

I did not want to pay that much, but I am a sucker for a good quality item and I have heard very good reports about these ones.

hillbilly Tue 09-Jul-13 14:11:25

Also in the heat I would want cotton. I found this site too.

hz Tue 09-Jul-13 16:53:53

Oh, like the silk 'traveller' ones. Much more reasonable price and parachute silk has got to be good, right?

marmiteandhoney Tue 09-Jul-13 20:26:06

I have one- not for camping but for my garden.
No spreader bars, and not woven so my boy doesn't poke at it and pull it to bits . It's heaven to lie there and watch the clouds, even in the rain. I've got a family sized one, so there's always a bit more space for whoever climbs in to join me. And when the baby nods off, and I need to get out, it magically turns into a baby-sized hammock (you become your own spreader bars, effectively, so it's the perfect fit for whoever's inside).

hillbilly Tue 09-Jul-13 20:40:08

Thanks Marmite, is yours made of canvas then? I saw ones which were called Brazilian which did not have the loose weave of the Mexican ones.

marmiteandhoney Tue 09-Jul-13 21:59:08

Um, it's not woven like a net. It obviously is woven, but not with holes.

wohmum Tue 09-Jul-13 22:11:51

I've got a parachute silk one from here .

it's dead easy to put up and so comfy . wraps up nice and small.

perfect for 1 adult and 1 child to lounge in or 2 kids.

hillbilly Wed 10-Jul-13 11:31:03

Thanks wohmum, their shop is in Camden so I might go and have a look and feel!

hz Wed 10-Jul-13 19:15:01

That's great Wohum, nice and compact and come with hooks and rope . Perfect! Thanks.

NonnyMuss Tue 16-Jul-13 14:14:48

Just returning to this thread to say thanks for the hammock idea Hillbilly, yet another piece of Mumsnet camping brilliance <baaah>

Slight downside, the hammock is now installed at the end of the garden and I'm doing even less housework than before (is that even possible?) grin

NonnyMuss Tue 16-Jul-13 14:31:33

(And I may have accidentally installed solar fairy lights and hanging tealight holders with citronella candles on the side of the garden shed to make my own little glamping zone... blush )


hillbilly Tue 16-Jul-13 17:07:49

You're very welcome NonnyMuss. Unfortunately here it has not made it further that my wish list sad but hopefully i'll have it before we go to France in August.

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