Spreader bar Hammocks

Spreader bar hammocks have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. Unlike traditional hammocks that can be difficult to get in and out of, spreader bar hammocks offer a more practical and comfortable seating experience. In this article, we’ll explore what makes spreader bar hammocks different, the different materials they can be made from, some popular products available on Hammock Shop, and how to hang them.

Quilted Spreader bar Hammock

What is a Spreader Bar Hammock?

A spreader bar hammock is a type of hammock that has wooden or metal bar at each end to keep the hammock spread out. These bars help keep the hammock flat and stable, which makes getting in and out of the hammock much easier. Because of their design, spreader bar hammocks are often seen as more comfortable than traditional hammocks. They also provide a great place to relax, read a book, or take a nap.

Materials Used in Spreader Bar Hammocks

Spreader bar hammocks can be made from a variety of materials, each with their own unique benefits. Cotton is a popular choice because it’s soft and comfortable, but it can be prone to mildew if it gets wet. Polyester is a more durable option that’s resistant to mildew and fading, but it’s not as soft as cotton. Another material option is Sunbrella fabric, which is designed to resist fading and weathering from sun exposure.

Popular Spreader Bar Hammock Products

On Australia’s Hammock Shop, you’ll find a wide range of spreader bar hammocks to choose from. Here are a few of our most popular products:

  1. Whitsunday King Quilted Hammock – made from weather resistant polypropylene and polyester, comes in a range of colours.
  2. Resort King Polyester Rope Hammock – Spreader bar hammock made to last outdoors, a popular resort style hammock, comes in cream. This hammock is made from a durable polyester material and features a classic design that will fit in with any outdoor décor.
  3. Mexican Cotton Resort Hammock – This hammock is made from a soft and durable cotton, hand-woven with a wide stitch.
Rope Hammocks made for 2

Hanging Your Spreader Bar Hammock

There are a few different ways to hang a spreader bar hammock, depending on where you want to put it. If you’re hanging your hammock between two trees, you’ll need to use tree straps or ropes. These will wrap around the trees and provide a secure anchor point for your hammock. Just make sure to choose trees that are at least 4 meters apart to ensure your hammock is properly supported.

If you don’t have trees available, you can also hang your hammock from a stand. Hammock stands come in a variety of materials, including wood and metal, and they’re designed to hold your hammock securely in place. Just make sure to choose a stand that’s appropriate for the size of your hammock.

Spreader bar hammock and stand

Here is a great article on Pacific Hammocks on how to hang a spreader bar hammock.


Spreader bar hammocks are a great option for anyone looking for a more comfortable and utilitarian seating experience. With a variety of materials and designs to choose from, there’s a spreader bar hammock out there for everyone. Whether you’re hanging it between two trees or using a stand, these hammocks provide a great place to relax and unwind.

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