These are our favorite hammocks—which one is right for you?
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It’s time to take off your shoes, kick up your feet, and relax—you deserve it. What better way to take it easy than to find respite in a hammock? With 2020 being the unofficial summer of staying home—or for the adventurers out there, close to home—there’s no reason you can’t cozy up in a piece of paradise, day or night.
When shopping for hammocks, you’ll find abundant, diverse options, but you’ll want to find the best hammock for your lifestyle. Here are a few of our favorites to help you on your way.
A boho hammock chair
If you enjoy a quiet relaxation spot during the day or a place to cozy up with a book at night, this boho-style macrame hammock swing may be a perfect fit for you. It is best hung indoors, perhaps in the bedroom or living room, but it also works on a porch or a patio with an overhang. This trendy hammock chair offers real value for its quality, stylish material at an affordable price, and it boasts nearly 100 5-star reviews.
Get the Sorbus Macrame Hammock Chair at Overstock for $103.49
Lightweight, portable hammock that’s perfect for adventurers
The ENO brand is well-known for its high-quality gear loved by outdoor explorers, and when it comes to hammocks, ENO’s DoubleNest is a classic. The lightweight, portable hammock is available in a variety of vibrant colors, and it compacts into a small carrying bag, making it easy to toss in a backpack for a weekend camping trip. All you need for setup are two stable pillars—trees, posts, deck columns, all apply.
Get the ENO DoubleNest at Dick's Sporting Goods for $69.95
Unique tree hammock featuring great views
It may look like aliens have landed in your backyard courtesy of this Canvey tree hammock, but the only thing that’s out of this world is how you’ll feel after taking a nap in it. Let the cool breeze in with its dual open arches, while the flat-bottomed tree hammock’s heavy-duty weather- and UV-resistant piece keep you protected. The bed can hold up to 450 pounds, making it a durable option to use with the family.
Get the Canvey Tree Hammock at All Modern for $400
A covered, comfy camping hammock
For a summer full of social-distancing, camping is an excellent getaway for anyone looking for a change of scenery. But who says you need a full-on tent for your next camping excursion? This all-in-one camping hammock tent by Kammok allows you to camp with ease with a built-in bug net and canopy to protect from rain. The canopy even has a unique panel that provides contrast as you stargaze, allowing you to see even more of the night sky.
Get the Kammok Mantis All-In-One Hammock Tent from REI for $229
A hammock stand that makes for easy set-up
When we tried the Vivere hammock, we quickly understood the hype around this free-standing double hammock. We found it to be supportive, spacious, and comfortable, as well as easy to hop into and out of—not always a simple feat when it comes to hammocks. You do need to assemble it, but that’s no sweat.
Get the Vivere Double Cotton Hammock at Amazon for $98.23
Locally handcrafted and high quality quilted hammock
In the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Nags Head Hammocks handcrafts gorgeous styles of hammocks from beautiful yet durable materials. Premium oak spreader bars create a large lying area of the quilted hammock, and a nonabsorbent polyester prevents mold and mildew from breeding in its sling. Plus, Nags Head Hammocks come with a one year warranty.
Get the Dolce Mango Quilted Hammock at Nags Head Hammocks for $279
Big, beautiful, and cotton with lacy flourishes
Feminine and frilly yet solidly built, this hammock is made from breathable, 100% Brazilian woven cotton, and it looks lovely installed on a deck, patio, or pergola. Reviewers love that the hammock can comfortably fit two adults, making cuddling ever so cozy.
Get the Ebern Designs Double Classic Hammock at Wayfair for $129.99
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