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Hammock Chair Suspension
The nature of the thing: Hammock chairs, hanging chairs or hammock swings vary in style from canvas deck-chair arrangements with armrests, headrests, drink-holders and foot slings to simple nets hanging from one bar. They all have one thing in common, however, which is that they all hang from a single point. This makes life a great deal easier if you only have one tree. When suspended, hammock chairs also take up much less horizontal space than a hammock and so are ideal for additional seating indoors.
Our hammock chairs come in 3 different styles: Garden Hammock Chairs, made from chunky cotton; All-Weather Hammock Chairs, resilent to both sun and rain and (as shown) Rope Hammock Chairs, made from doubleweave rope in a design to match our rope hammocks.
Suspension height: Most hanging chairs need at least 2.2m to hang in. There's really no way around that - much less and your bottom will be scraping the floor. Also, allow about 1m behind the hanging chair to allow for spinning and bear in mind too that there will be some stretch with a cotton chair once it has been used.
As your cotton hammock chair will last if you don't leave it out of doors when not in use. It's a good idea to consider using a hammock chair suspension kit for hanging chairs. Our hammock suspension kits come in 2 designs, a chair tree kit, which comes with a length of rope, 2 snap hooks and a swivel and an chair eyebolt kit, which comes with an eyebolt and plug, 2 snap hooks and a swivel.
We include a swivel with these kits because, children love to spin in a hammock chair. The swivel allows 360 degree rotation without either ( in the case of a tree kit) the rope tightening, suddenly spinning in the opposite direction and knocking someone's teeth out(!) or (in the case of an eyebolt kit) the eyebolt starting to unscrew and suddenly depositing the occupant on the floor...