A solid fabric hammock cannot stretch and adapt the way a woven hammock can. While manufacturers may tout their softness, comfort, or all-weather design the truth is they pale in comparison to a hammock woven by the hand of an expert artisan. Also, if you use a solid fabric hammock outdoors beware that it lacks the ability to breathe as an open weave design would and will feel much hotter and more prone to sweat. If the hammock is woven and you see individual threads rather than an unbroken sheet you′re on the right path. Small hammocks are fine for a quick afternoon nap or a lazy ukulele strumming session. But if you′re going to spend serious time in your hammock make sure it gives you plenty of room to move around. Hammocks don′t vary much in length but the extra width of a large hammock will allow you to lay sideways when you want or more likely lie diagonally across the hammock to achieve a flatter angle similar to what you′re accustomed to in a regular bed.
The waterproof nature of wicker also means that if you spill something on it, the liquid will tend to just drip right through to the floor. With other woods, it may cause a stain, but not on wicker. Even though wicker furniture looks substantial, it’s easy to move it around. That’s a real bonus if you like to rearrange the patio furniture now and then to suit your entertainment style.