Who doesn’t love a good hammock? I’ve been infatuated with hammocks since the gang on TV’s “Gilligan’s Island” used them after setting ground on the shore of an uncharted desert isle. Any hotel that I book in a tropical destination better have a plethora of hammocks strung between palm trees. And if a neighbor down the street has a comfy hammock? Well, I’ll be bringing the ribs and potato salad over tonight if I can chill in the afternoon in that relaxing sling.
Truth is, there’s a hammock out there for everyone – a romantic couple looking for a quiet siesta, outdoorsy adventurers seeking a safe bed at night, and even one for kids and pets looking for some quality play time. Here are five models to consider when you buy a hammock for the home.
Double Hammock with Stand
This lovely sling is perfect for the backyard, pool deck or porch. And the included steel frame means you don’t have to find two trees to secure it to. Carry it with you to the next block party and make the neighbors jealous.
Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock
You’ll be lugging enough gear to the campsite so why should your hammock weigh you down? We love this model for its light weight and portability. Attach the hammock to two trees or anything sturdy and start relaxing in the great outdoors.
We know the dilemma: You’re craving a hammock but you’re not sure where you’ll end up using it most often – by the pool, on the beach, in the woods. The DoubleNest was designed for every destination.
Is it just us, or does this remind you of Aladdin’s magic carpet? It’ll fit right in with your other patio furniture – or if you’re adventurous enough, you can even hang it indoors.
Hammock Sky Brazilian
Brazilian-style hammocks are known for their “cocoon effect.” If that means they’re the perfect way to spend an afternoon or night asleep, then sign us up. Plus, we love the idea of sharing the space with our kids and pets.