Review – TouCan Hammocks
TouCan Woven Hammock
The TouCan Hammock is a traditional Mayan hammock, open style with a gathered-end design. The weave is done with a thick cotton thread. The clews are attached a little different than most hammocks made in the Merida region by employing a Becket Hitch around each cluster. This allows the clews to be made separate and can be removed and replaced if needed. The weave appears to be a double weave that produces a smaller netting.
The hammocks are available in multiple colors combinations
Overall Impressions and Updates
I love woven hammocks, especially those with thick cotton cords, like the TouCan design. The material flexes effortlessly and the overall impression is very comfortable. The clews are also very well constructed with a tight shoulder sword mat knot at the end and even nettles. The metal ring appears to be aluminum, but I’m not sure.
The TouCan Hammocks mission is to support people with disabilities in Nicaragua by providing them work for housing, meals, and pay.
My only real regret with the hammock is that it is narrow, which makes it herd to lay diagonally. It is plenty long, 12 ft from ring-to-ring, but without a little more width, it doesn’t provide much of a bed. For lounging about the house or backyard, it’s not bad, but I wasn’t really able to nap or sleep much because of the limited width. That said, my kids thoroughly enjoyed sleeping in the hammock as it was more their size.
Recommendations and Review
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||The hammock doesn’t come with any suspension system.|
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||High-quality construction and materials used. The weave is tight and even.|
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||All open-style hammocks are very modular, but this hammock is heavy and bulky, making it difficult to carry around and used in other places.|
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||Available in multiple color options.|
|♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||Sadly, the TouCan website appears to be offline, making it unavailable to purchase.|
- Manufacturer: Sheltowee Hammock Company, made in Nicaragua
- MSRP: N/A
- 144 × 54 in (366 × 137 cm)
- 71 oz (2 kg)
- See woven mayan hammocks
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.