Double your hammock, double your… well, everything. Two-person hammocks give you more comfort, more room, and a perfect place to cuddle on romantic nights under the stars. Yeah, the kids can enjoy the extra sprawl space during the day, but you and your honey can enjoy it when the sun goes down. Here are some suggestions on what to look for in a hammock built for two.
There’s a reason why the Mayans dozed in hammocks instead of sleeping bags. Who wants to sleep on cold, wet, insect-crawled ground? A two-person camping hammock provides shared warmth and comfort for your off-the-beaten-path excursions through forest and trees. For easy portability, check out Grand Trunk’s camping hammock with stuff sack.
Big hammocks for little limbs
Kids of all ages love hammocks, but littler ones can find it tricky to avoid the crisscrossed pitfalls of rope beds. Fabric and quilted hammocks are a safe choice for young families, providing a comfy, hole-free surface that’s easy to crawl into or out of. Quilted designs are extra padded, with fiberfill sandwiched between two fabric layers. If the grownups in the family prefer rope, a hammock pad is a kid-safe compromise for when mom and dad are busy (see our accessories section for reversible pads).
A word on weight capacity
Not all double hammocks are of equal strength. Each hammock, as well as its stand or frame, has a maximum weight capacity. Most two-person beds can handle up to 450 pounds. Hand woven designs such as Mayan, Brazilian, and Nicaraguan hammocks have a broader weight range—anywhere from 300 to 500 pounds, depending on the product.
The biggest hammock beds can be found among our XL and oversized hammocks, which measure anywhere from 7L by 5W to 9L by 6W.