The Best Indoor Hammocks for 2020

When you think of a hammock, you probably imagine a forested setting with the hammock swaying gently between two trees. Or maybe you think of something a little more tropical…two palm trees, a hammock, a white sand beach, and a view of the crystal-clear ocean.

But, did you know you can actually hang a hammock indoors? The best indoor hammocks help you create the ultimate indoor relaxation zone. With many of the same features as the best portable hammocks and best backyard hammocks, these indoor models are ideal for taking a nap, reading a book, even sleeping in overnight, and so much more.

Here are the best indoor hammocks for your hangout space available in 2020.

Top Indoor Hammocks Comparison Chart 

Product

Image

Key Feature

Cost

Mock One

Mock One Hammock 

Compact Size

$174.99

Hammock Sky Brazilian Double Hammock

 Hammock Sky Double Hammock

Suitable for Two People at Once

$49.97

Sorbus Hanging Rope Hammock Chair

 Sorbus Hammock Chair

Hammock Chair

$102.52

Vivere Double Cotton Hammock

 Vivere Hammock

Stand Included

$89.97

Flber Macramé Bohemian Hammock

 Flber Macrame Hammock

Stylish Boho Design

$52.80

Best Indoor Hammocks Reviews

Here is our roundup of the 5 best indoor hammocks available for 2020:

1. Mock One

The Mock One is my go-to hammock for indoor use.

The versatile portable hammock not only works well indoors, but it’s also built tough for regular outdoor use in your backyard or at the campsite. It quickly folds down into a convenient carrying bag for storage while not in use or for easy transportation.

But the true highlight of the Mock One is its compact size. Unlike most framed hammocks that are just too big to fit into most indoor spaces, the Mock ONE's compact size fits right in.  Read a book, watch TV, play video games, or use for sleepovers, the Mock ONE's compact size just fits better.

Highlights:

  • Compact Size
  • Comfortable Design
  • Rugged Construction

What We Like:

In addition to the compact size, we love how comfortable the Mock One is. The stand’s built-in spreader bars make for a spacious and open lay. Integrated pillows further add to the overall comfort.

What We Don’t Like:

The Mock One can be a bit confined depending on your height. It works well for those up to 6 feet tall. Those up to 6’4” should be comfortable but your feet might stick out a little. An extra-large model is on the way to accommodate taller users.

2. Hammock Sky Brazilian Double Hammock

When it comes to two-person indoor hammocks, the Hammock Sky Brazilian Double Hammock is tough to beat.

Of course, this double hammock is spacious. But that’s not all to love. It’s also very comfortable thanks to its soft woven cotton fabric. Use this indoor hammock alone to truly cocoon yourself in the excess fabric.

Like many of our favorite indoor hammocks, this one is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. Unfortunately, it does not come with a stand.

Highlights:

  • Soft Fabric
  • Spacious Design
  • Suitable for Two Users

What We Like:

This hammock is made specifically for two people to use at once. Not only is it one of the best indoor hammocks, but it’s also one of the best two-person hammocks. Or, use it alone and enjoy the extra space.

What We Don’t Like:

Hammock Sky does not include a stand with this hammock. You must either hang it yourself or invest in a separate hammock stand.

3. Sorbus Hanging Rope Hammock Chair

Sorbus Indoor Hanging Rope Hammock

More than a little different from the other hammocks on this list, the Sorbus Hanging Rope Hammock Chair is a hammock chair.

As a hammock chair, this Sorbus hammock is ideal for sitting rather than lying. Use it as a separate place to kick back and relax or use it to replace traditional furniture.

This hammock chair works just as well outdoors as it does indoors. Better yet, the entire hammock, including the comfortable cushions, are machine washable.

Highlights:

  • Hammock Chair
  • Machine Washable
  • Comfortable for Lounging

What We Like:

If you’re looking for an indoor hammock chair, this is it. Of course, it’s not a good option for those that want a traditional hammock, but it is fantastic for those that prefer to sit instead of lay down.

What We Don’t Like:

This Sorbus hammock chair doesn’t come with a stand. You must hang it yourself from your ceiling (or a tree outside). Another option is to buy a compatible hammock stand separately.

4. Vivere Double Cotton Hammock  

 Vivere Double Cotton Hammock

Another top-notch double hammock, the Vivere Double Cotton Hammock is a colorful, comfortable indoor hammock with a stand.

The included stand is durable and rugged. It’s constructed from heavy-duty steel so you can rest assured it will last for years even with heavy use. That said, the stand is relatively lightweight. It can be put together and taken apart within minutes for easy storage.

As for the hammock itself, it boasts enough room for two people at once. It’s made from cotton with polyester end strings for the utmost in longevity. The Brazilian style design ensures a comfortable lay whether you’re using it alone or with someone else.

Highlights:

  • Spacious
  • Colorful Designs
  • Heavy-Duty Steel Stand

What We Like:

The included stand is the real highlight of this Vivere hammock. It’s made from heavy-duty steel and is very easy to setup. Add the comfortable cotton hammock into the mix and you’ve just taken the relaxation potential to all new heights.

What We Don’t Like:

Apparently, Vivere sells a cheaper version of this same product. It looks almost exactly the same but is made with lower quality materials. Look for the model that costs $89.97 to ensure you don’t buy the cheap version (which is prone to failure).

5. Flber Macramé Bohemian Hammock

Flber Macramé Hammock

The Flber Macramé Bohemian Hammock is a unique looking indoor hammock that will add a touch of boho-chic to any room in your home.

The hammock is made primarily from a mix of cotton and polyester. The thick hammock surface makes for a comfortable place to relax or sleep. Rope fringe and hand-crafted knots adorn the hammock to create its stylish look.

This Flber hammock is very easy to hang. Unfortunately, it does not come with a stand. You must invest in your own stand or hang this hammock from anchor points on the walls or ceiling of your home.

Highlights:

  • Comfortable
  • Stylish Design
  • Fits Two Users

What We Like:

The big highlight of this double indoor hammock is its looks. It boasts a “boho-chic” look, perfect for those that love the bohemian aesthetic. The dangling ropes and knots make it a great decorating choice for both indoor and outdoor spaces.

What We Don’t Like:

This indoor hammock doesn’t come with a stand. You must hang it yourself from the walls or ceiling of your own. Or you can invest in a stand that’s compatible with the hammock’s length and attachment points.

Indoor Hammocks Buyer’s Guide

Don’t get me wrong, all 7 of the best indoor hammocks in 2020 reviewed above are great – but they’re not ideal for everyone.

To find the best indoor hammock for you, it’s important to assess your needs and preferences to find the perfect model. Taking a few minutes to consider the following factors will help you narrow down which of our top ranked indoor hammocks to pull the trigger on.

Style

You have a huge number of indoor hammock styles to choose from. A few of the most popular include:

  • Portable – A portable outdoor hammock, such as a camping or backpacking model, can work well for indoor use, especially if you want one that’s quick and easy to set up and take down.
  • Hammock Bed – The most spacious style available, bed-style models have spreader bars at each end to create a larger, flatter sleeping surface.
  • Cocoon – Similar to portable hammocks, a cocoon hammock encompasses several different styles, including Brazilian, Mayan, and Nicaraguan hammocks. They feature a wide fabric base that you wrap tightly around yourself while in use.
  • Rope – Constructed out of rope, this is arguably the least comfortable style of hammock, but it is a stylish option for indoor use.
  • Hammock Chair – Designed for sitting rather than laying, use a hammock chair as a quirky seating option for your indoor hangout space.

Remember that the style of hammock you select largely influences its overall comfort, durability, versatility, and more.

Hang Type

There are two main ways to hang an indoor hammock. You can use a hammock stand or wall anchors.

  • Stand – A hammock stand comfortable supports a hammock without modifications to your home. Most can be taken down and set up in less than 15 minutes.
  • Wall Anchors – Install wall anchors to suspend your hammock indoors. Special care must be used to ensure a safe hang that won’t damage your home or put users in danger.
  • Ceiling Anchors – Hang a hammock from the ceiling for a unique hang. Or hang one end from the ceiling and one end from a wall. Once again, it’s essential to ensure proper anchor points to prevent the risk of injury/damage.

Remember that it’s extremely important to always hang a hammock correctly when using indoor wall or ceiling anchors.

Not only must you ensure that the anchors are attached to a wall stud, ceiling joist, or other structural element, but the anchor and structural element must be able to withstand the entire weight of the hammock and all users (oftentimes up to or exceeding 1,000 pounds of force).

To safely hang a hammock from walls, a wall plate made from a 2x6 piece of lumber (attached to the wall stud at several points), is often necessary to spread the load. Ceiling joists are typically better anchor locations for such heavy loads and often don’t require as many modifications.

Maximum Capacity

Most indoor hammocks can hold at least 250 pounds. Two-person models, however, can usually hold up to 450 pounds or more. Check the maximum capacity of a hammock before purchasing to make sure it will hold your intended amount of weight.

Materials & Construction

The materials and construction of your indoor hammock influence its overall performance in a number of different ways, including:

  • Comfort – Most users find larger, more spacious hammocks with extra fabric to wrap themselves in most comfortable.
  • Durability – Certain materials, especially high-denier nylon, are much more durable than others, prolonging the lifespan of your new indoor hammock.
  • Temperature – A thicker hammock will keep you warmer during use on cold days while a thinner hammock is more breathable on hot days. You can also opt for a breathable model and then add an underquilt for additional insulation when it starts to get chilly.

Personally, I prefer a nylon hammock (high-denier parachute-strength nylon) that’s built like a camping hammock for indoor use. However, because an indoor hammock suffers from much less wear and tear than an outdoor model, other materials such as cotton/polyester work well too.

Special Features

Many indoor hammocks come with special features that make them even more comfortable or convenient to use. A few of the most popular include:

  • Pillow – A built-in pillow on one or both sides of your hammock increase comfort by giving you a good spot to place your head.
  • Spreader Bars – Located on each end of the hammock, these bars spread out the hammock material to create a more spacious, bed-like surface to lay on.
  • Storage Pocket – A small pocket located on the interior of a hammock to give you a good place to stash important items like your smartphone while laying in it.

Note that these are just the tip of the iceberg as far as special features for indoor hammocks are concerned.

Indoor Hammocks FAQ

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions (with answers) we get about indoor hammocks:

Q: How do I hang an indoor hammock?

A: You have two options to hang an indoor hammock: a hammock stand or hanging from the walls/ceiling. A hammock stand is by far the easiest option, although slightly more expensive.

Q: Can I use my indoor hammock outdoors?

A: Many indoor hammocks can also be used outdoors. However, they’re typically best for backyard use only as they’ve not designed to stand up to the rigors of inclement weather.

Q: Can I sleep overnight in my indoor hammock?

A: The short answer is yes. However, it’s important to select a model specifically designed for overnight use if you plan to sleep in your hammock overnight.

Final Thoughts

You should now have all the tools to select the best indoor hammock for you.

Remember to look for a model that is not only comfortable and relaxing, but that comes with a hammock stand or another easy way to hang it indoors without damage.

If you have any more questions about finding the best indoor hammock, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

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