How to find the perfect hammock

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Most people think hammocks are only good for summer days, lounging in the backyard by a pool or at a BBQ. But any hammock lover will tell you that every season is hammock season. Whether you live in an apartment, house with a large backyard or are a millennial heading to the beach or the mountains, there is a hammock that will fit your lifestyle.

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How to Find the Perfect Hammock

Hammocks come in all shapes and sizes to fit every need. Take a look at these hammocks and see if you can find one that fits your lifestyle!

Questions to Ask When You Buy your Hammock:

Where do I want to use it?
If you plan to put it up once and leave it year round, then you want to purchase a heavy-duty hammock that can handle all weather situations. If you are planning to take it with you on adventures or outings, then you will want to consider a portable hammock that can be set up and taken down in just a couple minutes with no tools required.

Who will use it?
Do you want a single person hammock or a wider one that two people can lay in at the same time?

What color will best fit?
Are you wanting a bright colored hammock that will provide contrast and excitement in your garden area or do you want a more subdued pattern that will blend in with nature? Hammocks come in all colors and patterns so take your time and look at the options.

Traditional Hammocks:

Traditional hammocks hang between two trees and are positioned to stay. We leave ours up year round. It’s a great place to work, read, relax and enjoy the woods year round.


Portable Hammocks

Portable hammocks have come on strong in the last few years. You can carry them in a bag smaller than a backpack or purse, set them up in 3 minutes or less and then pack them up just as quickly. There are no tools required and you don’t attach them directly to a tree. You simply wrap the strap around the tree trunk and attach the hammock to the strap.

Portable Hammock

The kids got these great Castaway Travel hammocks for Christmas and they are just waiting for the next adventure! They literally went from ‘in the bag’ to on the tree in just minutes. Then when the weather changed and it started sprinkling, they were back in the bag in just a flash. We keep them next to our travel backpacks so we can grab them and toss them in the car when we are heading out on an adventure.

Freestanding Hammocks

For those people who don’t have trees in their backyard and no desire to set up a hammock on the go, then you may want a freestanding hammock. These hammocks are often made of steel construction and just set up right on a deck or backporch.

The freestanding hammock is designed for promoting relaxation lifestyle in any outdoor place. It is made of 100% cotton and the stand is constructed of sturdy and all weather-resin steel. You will love sharing this hammock on a warm summer day. With the included carrying case, you can relax at any outdoor place.

Hammock Chair

Looking for something a little more trendy? Then you may be interested in the hammock chair like this.
Home is where you hang your hammock! This comfortable and trendy hammock swing is the perfect addition to any indoor or outdoor space. It features a colorful striped design with a seat back and two seat cushions for optimal relaxation. Comfortably lounge, read, stargaze, or nestle into a cozy “cocoon” in the backyard, campground, or exotic location!

No matter what kind of hammock you choose or where you decide to take it, hammocks are a great way to relax and enjoy the world around you!

Do you have a favorite hammock? Where is your favorite place to enjoy relaxing in a hammock? I’d love to hear!

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