Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written before about all sorts of chairs — including dorm-room chairs, camping chairs, and beach chairs — here we’ve rounded up the best hammock chairs as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated hammock chair
Over 80 percent of reviewers give the Hammock Sky Brazilian hammock a five-star rating, praising its large size, sturdy build, easy setup, and high-quality materials. And many report being surprised by its strength. One writes, “I’m almost 250 pounds and it isn’t even straining.” While another satisfied customer explains, “The wood frame is very sturdy, the knots are well done and the fabric is soooooo soft. I’m 150 pounds and it held me beautifully … like a babe in the womb. Holds my husband’s 200-pound frame easily as well.” They continue, “The only problem I have is that now we need another one because my husband and I fight over who gets to sit in it!” Another reviewer calls it “the perfect addition to my backyard oasis.” That enviable level of comfort prompts one reviewer to warn: “You will fall asleep within a matter of minutes.” Another writer fondly reflects, “I felt immediately relaxed as soon as I sat in it. This will be perfect for sitting outside and reading a book on those lazy summer days while my girls are playing outside or in the pool.”
Best-rated (less expensive) hammock chair
Reviews say that if you’re looking for a great deal, this Sorbus Brazilian hammock chair offers quality, comfort, and style for a low price. As one purchaser explains, “I was a little hesitant since it was such a good price, but I love it. Great quality. I’ve only had it for a few weeks but have used it many times already. It came assembled, all I had to do was hang it.” Another calls it “a really great hammock chair for the money,” while one reviewer lauds it as “just as good quality as a more expensive hammock chair I ordered prior.” And low price aside, many simply recommend it because it’s a high-quality chair. As one happy customer puts it: “The fabric is thick and SO colorful and STRONG! It hangs perfectly and has just been a wonderful addition to the yard. I have recommended this to everyone I know.”
And now, some micro-picks for every type of hammock chair you might be looking for.
Best woven rope hammock chair
Reviewers love this hammock chair’s woven-rope material for its style, comfort, and breathability. “It almost looks like artwork due to the rich colors, the materials, and the pattern used to create this chair,” writes one reviewer, who adds that the woven construction has some practical benefits, too. “It allows my whole body to enjoy any breezes that come along. It’s like a fan for your backside! Another plus is that it dries quickly.” Many mention that the woven material is very flexible and comfortable, and can be extended to essentially add a “foot rest” to the chair. As one reviewer describes: “Simply put, this is the most comfortable chair (hammock or otherwise) I have ever had the pleasure to plant myself in. It is versatile and soft, allowing the would-be lounger to sit with legs dangling or to stretch out within the chair.”
Best durable hammock chair
While this hammock chair looks like a traditional woven-rope chair, reviewers note one key difference: the material. It’s made from polyester and not cotton, and many five-star reviewers prefer the synthetic fabric, saying that it’s more durable and weather resistant. “I bought this to replace a similar hammock that was cotton and had rotted in the weather. Since this one is nylon, I am expecting many summers of use.” One satisfied customer reports that their hammock chair has held up well over time: “It’s four years old now, gets pretty frequent use, and still looks great on my front porch. The color has faded from maroon to red but I live in the desert so I actually think it’s weathered extremely well.” And one reviewer claims their chairs lasted even longer. “Our last two chairs lasted over seven years hanging through wet weather and our five children. The newer ones we purchased seem even stronger. Thanks for making such a durable product — it’s been money well spent for us!”
Best indoor hammock chair
While these would certainly work outdoors — and many reviewers say they do — this model is particularly popular with those looking to install a hammock chair indoors. “It adds so much character to any room!” one writes. Another says, “I absolutely love it! Definitely the eye catcher in my living room.” A few parents write about installing these in their children’s bedrooms, where they are often a big hit. “We bought this for my teen daughter’s bedroom and it’s perfect. Fairly easy to install with the help of Lowe’s. She’s gotten so much positive feedback about it. I’m sure many of her friends will be looking to buy.” Another parent bought one for a “tween daughter who is a bohemian at heart,” and ended up becoming a convert after trying it out. “Now I’m thinking of purchasing a couple for our covered patio,” they say.
Best large hammock chair
“I bought this for my 6-foot-4 husband because he was always stealing my smaller hammock swing. He absolutely loves it and looks to be permanently moving in,” writes one happy customer, and many other purchasers who have trouble fitting into standard-size hammock chairs or who simply prefer a little more room, are huge fans of this XXL chair from Hammock Sky. As one puts it, “This really is XXL and for once I can fit comfortably!” Another says, “I’m unable to comfortably sit in standard chairs. The XXL hammock takes all the weight off my spine and is big enough to curl up in with a book and snooze!”
Best extendable hammock chair
One key feature of this Blissun hammock chair is the flexible netting, which allows the sitter to extend their legs, a feature that one reviewer describes as “so comfortable and stretches with your body. Deep enough to put your feet out and up like [you’re in] a recliner.” Some say the key is the “stretchy” woven poly-cotton fabric. “The weave is soft but becomes taut when you’re seated. Also, I’m 5’9” and have easily stretched the weave to accommodate me from my head to my extended feet.” While the netting might not extend fully enough for adults at the very tall end of the height spectrum, it seems to be able to accommodate most people, as indicated by one reviewer who says, “I’m 5-foot-10 and my husband is 6-foot-1 and we can stretch out our feet and still be comfortable.” Many love the fabric’s comfort and flexibility. “It feels like you’re wrapped in a soft, breathable cocoon. You can either sit with your legs dangling and swing or you can stretch out your legs in more of a hammock style.”
Best hammock chair with stand
While this hammock chair can also be purchased on its own, many purchasers love the convenience of having a metal stand on which to hang the chair included. Reviewers praise the stand’s sturdy construction, and they say it’s very easy to assemble. “The stand was very easy to put together and to move around. It is so comfy and relaxing and I now have two at the lake and purchased one for my daughter as well. This is one of the best purchases I have ever made!” Purchasers are also very pleased with the hammock chair’s bold style: “Beautiful colors, just as pictured. It’s a very cool and eclectic addition to my porch.”
Best easy-hang hammock chair
If you’re looking for a hammock chair that’s easy to hang, many reviewers recommend this chair from Hammaka Hammock. “It was super easy to hang by myself,” writes one purchaser. “I used an eye screw and a piece of rope so I was easily able to adjust it to the height I wanted.” Another says they were able to install it securely in 20 minutes. “It’s mounted through the ceiling into a stud. It’s not going anywhere. Feels completely sturdy and it’s perfect for curling up or stretching your legs out.”
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