Mayan hammocks

Mayan string hammocks

are handwoven in the Yucatan state in Mexico. The bed of our true Mexican hammocks are made with cotton while the suspension arms are made with polypropylene for more strength. Cotton hammocks are more comfortable but they have to be stored after usage. If always left outside under sun and rain the cotton hammock will fade the first year and threads will start breaking on the 3th year. If  properly taken care of your cotton Mayan hammock will give you many years of true comfort. 

Nylon hammocks will dry and fade under constant sun rays. They are also the less comfortable of all because the material does not stretch at all. I don't carry those. 

To offer a Mayan hammock that can stay under the rain but still be very comfortable we have developped with our weavers a hammock made with thick polypropilene cordon that will strech for ultimate relaxation. This material can't stay under direct sunlight for many years, so it is a good choice for shaded areas.

Most Mayan hammocks need a minimum of 11' to 12' between trees or post if hanged at 6' high or more. Since we rest diagonally in a non-spreader bar hammock the wider the better.

Here is how to understand Mayan hammock sizes.

Chances are that if you surf on the Web looking for the right Mayan hammock you will find many description or names for the same final size. In fact, the size of a Mayan hammock depends on 2 factors; the density of the weaving and, mainly, the quantity of material used to weave the hammock. The only way to know exactly what size of hammock you are getting is by it's weight. Our hammocks are heavier then others for the best comfort. 

LARGE Mayan hammock

This LARGE hammock is for someone up to 5'8" or for two kids to relax. Also good to take camping.
  • LARGE
  • Approximate size: 400 X 170 cm  (158" X 67")
  • Rated 200kg (440lbs)
  • Weight: 1.15kg (2.5lbs)

KING SIZE

This XXL wonderful hammock has the perfect size to really enjoy a good night of sleep. Will take 2 or more persons as it can hold 660lbs. 

This is the best hammock size, have one !

  • EXTRA LARGE SIZE (also called a King size) 
  • Approximate size: 420 X 250 cm  (165" X 88") 
  • Minimum weight 1.65kg to 1.75kg
  • Rated 300kg (660lbs) 


JUMBO thick cord hammock


This hammock is made with a cotton yarn 3 times bigger then the regular one. This hammock is big enough to receive the whole family. The stronger yarn is a good choice if the hammock is intended for kids or for a commercial usage. 8 spools of thick cotton are used to weave this hammock.
  • Size JUMBO
  • Approx. size: 250cm X 420cm (98" X 165")
  • Weighs: 3kg (6.6lbs)
  • Hold: 350kg (770lbs)

* The sizes are approximates since they depend on how tight the hammocks are woven.

JUMBO MORELOS rain proof hammocks


Here is another BIG hammock for the whole family

  • Approx. body size: 215cm X 245cm w. (84" X 96")
  • length overall: 400cm (13')
  • Weighs 3.3kg and more (7.25lbs)
  • Hold: 250kg (550lbs)


THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • Cotton hammocks are the most comfortable but have to be stored after usage.
  • On a string hammock always beware of buttons, jewels and shoes.
  • A hammock is not for pets.
  • HAMMOCKS ARE NEVER TOO BIG

How to hang your Yucatan Hammock


To be comfortable in a Mayan hammock you must lye diagonally or across it, and this why it is mainly the width of the hammock that change from one size to another. Your hammock have to hang making a nice smile. The end loops have to be between 6 and 6.5 feet high and roughly 11' to 12' apart. The center of the hammock, the lowest part of it, have to be about 20" from the ground, or what is the more convenient for you to get in and out of the hammock. The more distance between the trees the higher you need to attach your cords or straps.

How to use your Yucatan Hammock (like all traditional hammocks)

Now that the hammock is safely installed it is time to relax. First make sure that the hammock is installed properly according to the instructions. Then, stand in front of the hammock, in the middle, grab a handful of fabric in your hand and lift it over your shoulders. Keeping your hand high sit in the hammock and lay on your back. OK, you can now let go your handful of hammock. Get your feet in the hammock and move yourself until you find your sweet spot where you will feel no pressure point. remember to go diagonally at a 30 to 45 degrees angle, depending on your size and the size of the hammock. Very fast you will reach a state of pure happiness before falling asleep. By sitting closer to one end you get a comfortable reading position.

A hammock is not a swing and you should keep an eye on children. You must also beware of jewels, buttons, shoes and Velcro. Don't let your hammock exposed to bad weather and animals.

How to care for your Yucatan Hammock

If you have a cotton hammock you have to store it when not in use. Cotton have to dry if you do not want it to rot, so keep it away from the rain and never store your hammock if not perfectly dry. Morelos hammocks are not affected by rain but they will last longer if not permanently left exposed to sun rays.

It is recommended to hand-wash your hammocks. Remember to tye both ends together to avoid tangling of the arms of the hammock. Why not use a little bit of fabric softener...


NOW, A LITTLE EXERCICE.. ;-)