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Mission Hammocks Montanera Mayan Hammock Review

Mission Hammocks Montanera Mayan Hammock


Product Description

The Mission Hammocks Montanera is a hand-woven Mayan-style hammocks made in Nicaragua. It uses thick manila cotton, sourced locally, and is woven using a double sprang. The clew uses a non-traditional Shoulder Sward Mat design and ties off to the hammock bed using Becket Hitches. On the end of each clew is an aluminum ring.

Overall Impressions and Updates

I love traditional Mayan hammocks, especially those made from thick cotton, like the Montanera from Mission Hammocks. They can really enhance indoor décor, making an exotic reading corner or lounge area.

Everything about the Mission Hammock built and quality is fantastic. The weave is even and the sprang is very flexible. However, the model I was sent was a narrow single. Ironically, this smaller width made it very difficult to lay in for me, which meant I could only sit it in. My kids, in contrast, could fit just fine and could lay diagonally. When I contacted Mission Hammocks about the width, they told me their new hammocks are much wider (see the updated specs below). While I can’t speak to the new design, I can attest to the cozy cotton used and the high-quality in the build.


Recommendations and Review

Criteria Rating Notes
Suspension and Anchor System ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ The hammock doesn’t come with a suspension system or tree straps.
Construction and Craftsmanship ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I love the beauty of the weaving and the thick cotton cords
Modularity ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Always a good start to any modular system.
Aesthetics ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Lots of color options
Price and Value ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ The base MSRP is a little high for comparable hammocks, especially without any suspension system. I applaud their corporate philanthropy, but it’s hard to know how much goes back to the weavers.

Available Features/Specifications


  • 100% handmade with South American manila cotton
  • Shoulder sword mat clew with
  • Aluminum rings


  • 1 in (2.5 cm) “seatbelt” style polyester webbing straps
  • Stainless steel D-rings
  • Hammock: 139 × 98 in (353 × 249 cm)
  • Weight Capacity: 400 lbs (181 kg)


  • Hammock: 5 lbs (2.3 kg)

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Disclosure of material connection: The author (Derek Hansen) was provided with a free sample from the manufacturer for testing and evaluation purposes. The comments in this post (written & spoken) are of my own opinion, which I formed after personally handling the gear. I was under no obligation to publish a review of this item.

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