Are hammocks just for the summer?

A blue travel hammock in the middle of a forest

Hammocks are a beloved relaxation tool and are enjoyed by individuals and families alike. They have traditionally been associated with summer months and warm weather, but is this really the case? Are hammocks just for the summer? In this blog, we will explore the versatility of hammocks and their year-round use.

Let's start by acknowledging that hammocks are perfect for summer. They are comfortable and made of breathable materials, allowing you to stay cool and comfortable on a hot day. They are also great for outdoor activities, like camping, adventuring, or picnicking, where you can take a break and relax in the shade. In summer, hammocks are a popular choice for beachgoers, who use them to lounge in the sand or under a beach umbrella.

However, hammocks are not just for summer. In fact, they can be used all year round, and in some cases, they may even be better suited for cooler weather. With a few adjustments, you can make your hammock comfortable and cosy, no matter the temperature and if you’re worried about rainy weather, we have a variety of weatherproof hammocks and covers, to put your mind at ease.

During fall and spring, when temperatures start to cool down, you can add a blanket or quilt to your hammock to stay warm. We’ve got a variety of underquilts and topquilts that are perfect for travel hammocks. If you are camping, you can use a sleeping bag or a sleeping pad to provide additional insulation. Did you know using a hammock underquilt can help you stay warm and cosy even at -5 degrees Celsius?

A man inside of a travel hammock pouring himself a drink, with a hammock tarp overhead.

Many people think of Winter as an unlikely time to use a hammock, but it is actually a great season to do so. By using a hammock indoors, you can create a comfortable space for relaxation. You can hang your hammock in your living room or bedroom, and use it as a reading nook or a place to nap. In fact, some people even use hammocks as their primary sleeping space, as they can reduce pressure points and provide a more comfortable sleeping experience.

Another benefit of using a hammock in the winter is that it can help alleviate seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that is related to changes in the seasons, and it typically occurs during the winter months. By spending time in a hammock, you can increase your exposure to natural light and reduce the symptoms of SAD. Additionally, being outdoors, especially in sunlight can contribute to vitamin D intake which can also boost your mood and energy.

In addition to being versatile, many hammocks are also an eco-friendlier choice. Some of our Amazonas hammocks are made of recycled Brazilian cotton and the majority of our products are made in a fully sustainable zero-waste factory. Our Globo products are made from sustainable wood and have a smaller carbon footprint due to using minimal imported products and using materials locally. The majority of hammocks have a smaller carbon footprint than other types of furniture, as they take up less space and require fewer resources to produce.

In conclusion, hammocks aren’t just for the summer. While they are a popular choice for warm weather, they can be used all year round with a few adjustments. They are a versatile and eco-friendly option for relaxation and can even help alleviate symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. Whether you are camping, stargazing, or just lounging at home, a hammock is a comfortable and cosy way to relax and unwind. So, go ahead and hang your hammock up, no matter the season!