Ecuadorian Hammock VS Brazilian – Which is Better?

At first glance, you might think that Ecuadorian and Brazilian hammocks are the same. Both have a very similar shape and design that is ideal for sleeping.

In addition, both types can have bright colors, natural cotton fabric and spacious bed width. Plus, either style can have decorative fringe tassels, which adds more to the ethnic appeal.

Yellow and Orange Ecuadorian Hammock with Fringe
Captain’s Line Ecuador Yellow Multi Stripe Hammock

The Ecuadorian hammock shown above features a vibrant handwoven fabric that would look festive either indoors or outside. It is strong and durable, yet adds flair to any space.

The polyester material makes it perform better outside than traditional cotton hammocks. Plus, polyester is easy to clean and the vibrant pattern helps to hide accidental marks or spills.

Let’s compare it to the La Siesta Brazilian Hammock, which features a similar design and style.

Ecuadorian VS Brazilian Hammock Comparison:

Hammock Type: Price Dimensions Weight Capacity Fabric
La Siesta Brazilian HammockBrazilian Hammock with Fringe
7’7″ long x 5’3″ wide 355 lbs Organic Cotton
Captain’s Line Ecuadorian HammockCaptian's Line Ecuadorian Hammock
$45 8′ long x 4′ wide 200 lbs Polyester

The coloring, fabric and size of the hammocks differ. Plus, they vary in price. In fact, the Ecuadorian hammock costs about 75% less that the La Siesta.

One is not necessarily better than the other. Furthermore, one is a single size hammock while the other fits 2 people. That said, if you want to save money on buying a hammock, this is a good way to do it…

Ecuadorian Hammock Specs:

  • Dimensions: 8′ long x 4′ Wide
  • Weight Capacity: 200 lbs
  • Material: Polyester
  • Color: Yellow Striped
  • Weight: 3 lbs
  • Model #: EQHMYEL
  • Hanging hardware is not included
  • Get the Hammock Here

By the way, I came across this video touring a oceanfront home in Ecuador. I found it interesting how many hammocks they had – indoors and outside, on the patio and hung from trees in the backyard. Hammocks definitely give you the feel of a relaxing retreat.