The Best Hammock to Replace Your Bed | An in Depth Comparison

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So you’re thinking about getting rid of that big ol bed of yours?

You’re making a good choice. Not only for your health but also for your wallet.

If you’re still thinking about switching to a hammock see our article on sleeping in a hammock full time.

Let’s cut to the chase shall we. What is the best hammock to replace a bed?

For those of you that are impatient it’s the Brazilian XL Double by Island Bay.


Hammock Size Style Weight Limit Price
Hammocks Rada Yucatan Hammock 14’ x 6’ Woven 550lbs Check price on
Hammock Sky Brazilian Double 12’ x 4’11” Sheet 475lbs Check price on
Sorbus Brazilian Double 11’8” x 5’ Sheet 450lbs Check price on
Island Bay Brazilian XL Double 14’11” x 6’2” Sheet 450lbs Check price on

Hammocks Rada Handmade Yucatan Hammock

This is the odd one of the bunch but don’t let that fool you into not looking at this further.

The bed portion is made up of thousands of thin strings weaved together to give you the feeling of floating on a cloud.

One of the downsides to this woven style is that it’s not as warm as having a solid sheet under you. So if this is the route you’re going to go just make sure that you keep that in mind and have a solution.

Being made from 100% cotton and the size of this basically guarantee a good nights sleep.

There’s a few different colors available for those of you that want to try to make this match the room you’re putting this in.

The overall size is 14’ long by 6’ wide, while the bed portion is 7’ long by 6’ wide.

Now if you have a partner you can both comfortable use this if you’re laying width-wise, but length wise it fits only one.

And chances are you don’t have to worry about breaking this one, the weight limit on this is 550lbs.

With all that in mind the Yucatan Hammock is definitely a contender in this comparison for the best indoor (or outdoor patio) hammock.

Hammock Sky Brazilian Double

This is one of the many sheet style hammocks we’re looking at.

Sheet style is much different than that of the woven style taht the Yucatan Hammock uses.

The bed portion is like a large bedsheet (much stronger of course). But with the sheet style you have the added warmth on your backside from there being a solid thick piece of fabric behind you.

This hammock from loop to loop is 12’ long, the bed portion is 8’2” long by 4’11”. Now the manufacturer mentions that this may seem small right now, but it will stretch after 1-2 weeks of use.

But even after stretching I don’t see this being as comfortable for two people as some of the other larger hammocks. I’m a larger guy so if both you and your partner are on the smaller side this could workout for you.

The Hammock Sky Brazilian Double has a lifetime warranty so if you ever decide you’re not happy with this hammock just give them a shout to get your money back.

There’s a handful of colors available like with many of the other hammocks we’re looking at here.

It’s made out of a cotton and polyester blend and comes with a carrying bag.

I really want to like this hammock, but if I’m going to move to sleeping in one full time and gettin rid of my bed I want one that will be large enough for me and a partner.

And frankly I don’t think this is big enough for me and a partner to be comfortable. The width is pretty narrow to me for two people.

Sorbus Brazilian Double

This is extremely similar to the above Hammock Sky Brazilian Double but at a much cheaper price.

The only major difference besides the price is the available colors, this one only has two different colors available at the time of writing this as opposed to the Hammock Skys three colors.

We’ll keep this one short since it’s so similar to the one we talked about previously. Everything mentioned with the Hammock Sky applies here except price and colors.

But let me just say that the awfully cheap price on this one makes me a little weary of it.

And some of the reviewers have mentioned that the ropes that hold up the hammock need to be replaced as soon as you recieve it because they’re rather weak.

Island Bay Brazilian XL Double

This also is a brazilian style hammock as the name suggests.

And if you haven’t been keeping up with the rest of the class a brazilian hammock is sheet style which means the part that you lay on in the hammock is similar to a bedsheet but thicker.

This hammock is 100% cotton.

End to end it measures 14’11”, and the bed portion is 8’8” long by 6’2” wide.

Now with this one there’s no doubt in my mind that it will be comfortable for a couple.

This hammock dwarfs the other brazilian hammocks we looked at and is slightly larger than the Yucatan hammock.

There’s only one color available for this hammock but it’s pretty neutral so you shouldn’t have any problems with it matching or not.

But then again I am a guy, what do I know about matching colors.

Anyways this hammock won the 2017 Women’s Choice Award for America’s Most Recommended Hammock.

And if that doesn’t say enough, just looking at this hammock on a webpage is enough to get me to reach into my pocket for my wallet.

This thing really is the Rolls Royce of brazilian hammocks.


If it wasn’t already obvious I prefer the Brazilian hammocks for the extra warmth the solid sheet under you adds.

The best hammock for replacing your bed is the Brazilian XL Double by Island Bay.

If you struggle staying cool during the night, or just live in a warmer climate than I do you might want to consider the Handmade Yucatan.

It’s a great hammock I just prefer the extra warmth that the Yucatan doesn’t provide.

Now if you’re going to be sleeping solo for the foreseeable future go with the Hammock Sky Brazilian Double.

All of these hammocks we looked at in this comparison are viable options to replace a matress.

But as I mentioned before if I’m replacing my matress I want my hammock to be able to comfortably hold two people. And that proved to be the biggest factor in choosing my recommendations here.