Mayan Vs. Colombian Hammock Chair

October 07, 2022 4 min read

A smiling woman sitting in a rope hanging chair on a sunny day.

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What's The Difference Between Them And Which One Is Better For Your Living Room?

If you’ve never purchased a hammock chair before, you might be confused to find out that there are different styles of hammocks. Mayan and Colombian hammocks are two of the most popular and common types on the market, and each of them has its own unique benefits.

The Fabric

The Mayan hammock chair is woven out of fine cotton fabric threads and mounted on a hardwood spreader bar for extra strength. The open weave is made of 100% cotton netting, while a reinforced nylon rope supports the whole chair.

The Columbian hammock chair on he other hand is made from soft, breathable woven cotton material and offered in both a classic neutral tone matching Colombia’s sandy beaches and vibrant turquoise blue.

Read More: Your Hammock Buying Guide - Fabrics Edition

Cotton is the best material for hammocks on the market thanks to its breathability and durability. It’s also an incredibly supportive fabric; with the Mayan hammock able to support 250 pounds and the Columbian hammock capable of supporting 330 pounds, most people can relax in either a Mayan or Columbian hammock without the fear of possible injuries.

The Style

If style is important to you, you might want to consider the differences between style in Columbian and Mayan hammocks. Mayan hammocks are woven and come with a more beachy-vibe, while Colombian hammocks are more of a canvas-based friend of the boho-style.

However, the Colombian do offer more colours so if you're looking to elevate your space and add some vibrance, maybe the Colombian is the choice to go with.

The Mayan Hammock Chair

Your body and mind deserve time to relax and recharge. But why would you want to do that on any regular old chair when you can hang in the air in a Mayan hammock chair?

As you sway in your Mayan hammock chair with its reliable universal stand, your mind can drift away, and your worries can be left for another day—or forgotten about altogether.

With a Mayan hammock chair as your go-to, you can enjoy your free time instead of worrying about things like ugly plastic patio chairs.

Mayan Indians were the first to create hammocks, weaving them from tree bark as early as 2000 B.C. While we now use softer materials like cotton and polyester to create hammocks, we still use the traditional weaving methods created by the Mayans thousands of years ago.

Mayan hammocks are hand-woven on looms with two poles; the weaver rolls the thread, walking it from one end to another. During the process, weavers do not tie the threads but instead cross them against one another in a diamond pattern, creating a comfortable and durable surface to rest on.

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The Pros & Cons

Mayan hammocks are a fan-favorite hammock style, and how they are created has basically not changed in the past thousands of years. There are lots of reasons why Mayan hammocks have retained their popularity throughout history. Here are just a few of the pros and cons of purchasing a Mayan hammock.

Pros Of Mayan Hammocks

  • Highly durable
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Usable both outdoors and indoors
  • The soft cotton and diamond weave pattern make it extra cosy to sleep in, as they conform to your body.

Cons Of Mayan Hammocks

  • We can't seem to think of one!

The Columbian Hammock Chair

Columbian hammock chairs use a somewhat different style than Mayan hammock chairs. Columbian hammocks use the traditional Farolito style, creating a chair that some argue is even more comfortable than the Mayan style. Columbian hammocks and Mayan hammocks share a lot of similarities: they are both ideal for indoor and outdoor use, they are durable, and they are made from cotton.

The Columbian Hammock Chair is also charmingly comfortable, lightweight yet durable and has a super sturdy solid oak wood bar. It also has the strength to support a single up to 330 lbs.

The Pros & The Cons

Columbian hammock chairs are one of the most comfortable and popular types of hammocks. They're highly durable and ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. If you're into fabric-hammocks - this could be a good choice. If you're more into rope hammocks, this one could be a huge cons for you.

Which One Would Fit Your Decor Better?

It’s worth noting that Columbian hammocks tend to work well with boho style, while Mayan hammocks fit more with a beachy look. Which hammock is best for your living room is completely up to your personal style, so be sure to consider what makes you happiest before making your purchase.

Read More: How To Decide Which Hammock Is Right For You

The Takeaway

Both Mayan and Columbian hammock chairs have their own benefits; they are each gorgeous in their own way and are almost equally durable. As noted before, choosing the right fit is toally up to you, but you can't go wrong with ether one if you ask us. Browse our selection and find the perfect one for your needs!

Mayan Hammock Chair Deluxe
Hammock Universe
$109.97 CAD$99.97 CAD
Deluxe Mayan Hammock Chair with Universal Chair Stand
Hammock Universe
$379.94 CAD$309.94 CAD
Mayan Hammock Chair with Universal Chair Stand
Hammock Universe
$329.94 CAD$269.94 CAD
Colombian Hammock Chair with Universal Chair Stand
Hammock Universe
$389.94 CAD$329.94 CAD
Colombian Double Hammock
Hammock Universe
$119.97 CAD$99.97 CAD
Double Mayan Hammock with Universal Stand
Hammock Universe
$274.94 CAD$254.94 CAD
Mayan Hammock Chair
Hammock Universe
$79.97 CAD$59.97 CAD
Colombian Double Hammock with Universal Hammock Stand
Hammock Universe
$289.94 CAD$249.94 CAD
Colombian Hammock Hanging Chair - Deluxe
Hammock Universe
$139.97 CAD$119.97 CAD
Colombian Double Hammock with Bamboo Stand
Hammock Universe
$849.94 CAD$689.94 CAD