Cheap Hammocks - Buyer Beware

May 15, 2015 3 min read

If you came here looking for cheap hammocks, I'm sorry, but that is one thing we don't sell here at Hammocks Australia. We do sell hammocks, and we believe in selling the best value and priced quality hammocks. This doesn't mean they are necessarily expensive though, as we strive to provide top quality hammocks at excellent value for money prices.

As is often the case when you do purchase the cheaper brands you end up with an inferior product that usually costs you extra further down the line, or restricts the enjoyment you would otherwise obtain. I'm sure we've all had those experiences of purchased cheap products for them to fall apart within a week, or break down regularly.

Such is the case with one hammock user who contacted us back in March about a hammock they had purchased from another company " ..the webbing has just failed resulting injury to the user. It has been under shelter all the time and has had no abuse. I have included photos of the failure." With something like a hammock, this shows the potential danger of buying a cheap hammock.

This user had the hammock for less than a year, and yet it disintegrated, with the support arms snapping creating a dangerous situation. As you can see in the photo below.

Now that is something you don't want to run the risk of happening to you or your family. The other major thing about cheaper hammocks is that they don't offer the comfort and support they may portray, or you envisaged. Cheaply mass produced for the mass market without the attention to detail, quality and usually even comfort! Often small, with not much width to them, with a single fabric bed that squashing you in and doesn't often good support or long-term comfort and enjoyment.

So what can you do to avoid 'cheap hammocks' and get something safe, supportive and extremely comfortable? Do some research, check reviews and testimonials. Look at different brands and types of hammocks. Woven or fabric, cotton or nylon, there is a vast range.

Or save yourself the hassle and time and purchase directly from Hammocks Australia. We have done the work for you and stock what we firmly believe are the best hammocks in the world - and wouldn't you instead have the best than the cheapest?! Authentic Mexican hand-woven hammocks- starting at only $89.95. Indigenous Mayan Mexican have been making and using these hammocks for over a 1000 years. They know how to make great hammocks. They use them as furniture, indoors and outdoors, and to sleep at night. Therefore they ensure the hammocks are comfortable and supportive enough to offer a great nights sleep with superior comfort and support. Also importantly they are so well woven as to make them safe and extremely strong.

We are sure you will save yourself money in the long run and have a much better hammock experience with a handmade Mexican hammock. Forget cheap hammocks and get a quality comfortable, safe and robust hammock for yourself or a gift recipient. Your body will thank you for it!

If you are looking for a stand to hang your hammock, then please check out hammock & stand packages page. We do offer specials, discounts and package deals from time to time on our Mexican hammocks.

Should you have any questions about our range of Mexican hammocks or other products, please contact usanytime for a prompt reply. From the team @
Mike Rennie
Mike Rennie

Also in Hammock News

La Siesta Hammocks in Australia

September 08, 2020 1 min read

Camping with a Hammock

September 16, 2019 3 min read

Australian Made Wooden Hammock Stand

June 11, 2019 1 min read