My girlfriend and I recently invested in a cotton Vivere Double Hammock model UHSDO9 with stand and we agreed on the Oasis pattern as being the most attractive. Shipping from Amazon was free and it arrived in just a couple days. We immediately unpacked it and set it up in the living room. Assembly was the very essence of simplicity, no directions or tools were needed. We’ve only owned it for a few weeks now and I can easily assemble or disassemble it in about two minutes.
Double Hammock Construction
As you can see by the above photo, the steel hooks on each end of the frame catch the loops of each end of the double hammock. Vivere placed metal rings inside the woven ends of each rope making it quite sturdy. The recommended weight limit on this particular model is 450 pounds and I have no doubt that it can hold it. The stand is well-made and stable with each piece of tubing having a locking thumbscrew for safety. Each piece of tubing also has a rubber end cap to prevent damage and to help keep out dirt and insects. It’s attractively painted in what appears to be an textured powder-coating.
One note about safety that I felt worth mentioning is directed to anyone who has never used a hammock before. Hammocks tend to swing easily and it’s best to enter or exit the hammock while straddling, with one foot on each side until you’ve gotten accustomed to how the hammock reacts to the shifting of your body weight.
Double Hammock Comfort
Enough about construction, let’s talk about comfort. The first photo shows the double hammock set in it’s second-highest position. The steel hooks will attach in six different places on both sides, making this hammock adjustable in any way you might fancy. You can lower or raise either side of the hammock depending on your desire and again this requires no tools and only takes a few moments.
I fell in love with this double hammock the first time got in it. I can lay comfortably on my back or side and can adjust it to sit almost upright. The cotton material is soft and adds to the relaxing effects of just lying back and “taking it easy”. I’ll have to admit a certain amount of skepticism while we were deciding to invest in Vivere’s product, but after the first day, any doubts were completely gone.
If you’ve ever bought or used a tent for camping, then you’ll understand the maddening frustration of attempting to repack the tent and fit it back inside the bag that it originally came in. This is another reason I love this double hammock and stand; they both EASILY fit back into the provided carrying case. So no having to struggle trying to pack it a certain way, or stuffing it in a garbage bag to “figure out later”. I just lay the sections of tubing into the bag, throw in the hammock and zip it up. Coming from someone who’s been tent camping every year for most of my life, it actually baffles me how easily this hammock packs up for storage.
About four years ago, my girlfriend spent almost $300 on a new tent and aside from that, this Vivere Double Hammock has already shown itself to be our best camping investment. We’ve both spent a few evenings over the past couple weeks with the hammock in our spare bedroom or backyard. I have insomnia and almost fell asleep in it last weekend.
I would definitely give this hammock a “two thumbs up” and would recommend it to anyone, without hesitation or reservation. This is an incredibly comfortable and quality hammock that I’m confident will last us for many years.
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