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 Rio’s full-size hammock — 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
“Where do I start, as I float in this cloud of comfort relaxing, listening to the sounds of nature around me?” asks one reviewer, one of many who find themselves melting into the comfort of this hammock chair. “I spend a little bit of time in it most evenings; it is a comfortable and relaxing spot to sit and enjoy the garden after a day at work,” one writes, and plenty of others are also pleased with the quality, despite the low price. “The hardware is sturdy enough to withstand the kids actually swinging on it,” but it holds up adults, too. One explains, “I am near the top end of weight limit on the swing, and there have been no issues.” This is also suitable for either indoor or outdoor use, which is especially nice when you can’t leave the house. “It gave us the opportunity of being on vacation on our own apartment,” one reviewer says. However, if you are using it outdoors, one reviewer suggests that “you keep it hung on a carabiner for easy takedown for when it rains. I bring mine in every time though, just to make sure it will last as long as possible.”
Best large hammock chair
“I bought this for my six-foot-four 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 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.”
Best hammock chair for kids
About 30 percent of reviewers say this is the ideal hammock for kids of all ages. “My 15-year-old daughter loves this chair — and so does everyone who visits her,” one parent writes. “It’s comfortable, easy to put up, and it looks great in her room.” Another says “I bought it for my 3-year-old who enjoys reading in it — perfect indoor and outdoor.” One grandparent bought it for their grandson, and says that because it’s so big, he “loves to share it when his cousins or friends come over.” Reviewers also think that the hammock is well made. “The material it’s made from is soft, and it feels more comfortable than a rope hammock,” one reviewer writes. Or, as one customer explains, “Guests fight for this seat when they come over.” This hammock chair does not come with the necessary tools to hang it, so you will have to buy those separately, but one reviewer warns, “Do not buy the hook recommended by Amazon as the ‘additional purchase,’ it is too small and doesn’t fit the hammock.”
Best macramé hammock chair
One reviewer, who says they love this purchase, writes, “We installed it on our screened-in deck and I have completely taken a ‘hands off my swing’ attitude.” And because of the macramé, bohemian look, many thought it was nice enough to hang up indoors. “The material is high quality, and is even cuter in person than in the picture,” says one reviewer who installed it in their living room. Another had a more creative use: “We bought four of these for a unique dinning room.” No matter where you put it, this hammock chair is described as comfortable by more than 30 percent of reviewers, but as one points out, “the weaving can get uncomfortable” due to the macramé design, so many recommend getting a pillow, too — or make your own, like one who says, “I crocheted a little pillow to go on the seat to be a little more comfier, and it is my favorite swing.”
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