Best hammock for indoors?
I'm looking to use a hammock as a permanent bed.
Currently I've ordered a Vivere Parachute Double (10.5' x 6.5'), which I managed for $25 with free shipping.
I figured this would be a pretty good way to test out sleeping in a hammock.
If I enjoy sleeping in a hammock, what would you suggest as the best brand / model for that purpose?
In other words, I don't need a tarp, bug net, or much line/rope/webbing. I'm not concerned about weight -- it's all about comfort!
I would prefer a hammock with some kind of pocket, so that I can store my cellphone and perhaps headphones.
I am 6ft, ~190lbs. I have about 10.75' to hang (from wall to wall, not sure whats required for ceiling)
Finally, i am a very warm sleeper (often sweat), so I'm hoping to find a material which is quite breathable.
Thanks for the help everyone!
@finitesm - I think these are all great questions and if you have a chance, check out the archives - there's a ton of info on reviews and what not
What I was wondering is how you were planning on hanging it :: as in the method? Studs? Mounting Hardware? Hammock Stand?
Also, how tall are you? How much space do you have to hang the hammock itself?
This might help others to chime in...
Welcome to HF!
I edited my post with a few more details, you must've just missed it.
I'm 6ft, about 190lbs, and the walls I'm thinking to hang from are 10.75' apart. I was planning on using some eye lag screws or bolts in the studs, but if someone with more experience thinks the ceiling is a better option, I can do that too.
I've been looking through the archives as best I can, but I only found one thread about indoor hanging, and the recommendation threads I've seen are often for camping.
Lots of information on here about indoor hanging, including some videos. Personally I sleep in a Brazilian hammock and hang it from a stand to avoid drilling holes in the walls. I couldn't be happier, and have no intention of ever going back to a bed.
Hi Old Dog,
I might just be hopeless at searching, but could you point me to some topics?
Last edited by DBLOCK; 01-02-2013 at 14:41.
Hey DBLOCK, thanks for the information!
Originally Posted by DBLOCK
I wasn't planning on getting (or making a stand), my family owns the house so using the walls or ceiling isn't a problem.
It seems most people are fine with using studs as long as they keep the angle near 30 degrees.
My biggest problem with the stands are 1) the price, and 2) they take up so much room.
Right now i have a large bean bag chair in my room taking up a lot of space.
Does anyone have experience using a hammock like a chair? Stable enough to use a laptop on a lap-desk?
If I can use the hammock as a chair, then I don't mind it taking up room. Or is there such a thing as a collapsible stand?
Thanks Old Dog, I had found that thread previously -- but it talks more about *how* to hang hammocks. I'm just interested in what the most comfortable hammock is, or what most people choose.
Originally Posted by Old Dog
You might consider a change of location if that’s possible, to gain space for a hammock. Maybe hang it diagonally (corner to corner) instead of wall to wall. I live alone, and what I do in my own house is nobody’s business but my own. My hammock and stand sits right in the middle of my living room.
For hammocks other than camping hammocks (Brazilian, Mayan, ect) try
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