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Increased sunlight brightens moods and makes the day more pleasant, although you may be looking for more comfortable ways to make the most of the longer daylight. Garden furniture or patio seating may be right for your home, but if you’re short on space or looking for an airy alternative, try a garden hammock.
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Hammocks are easy to maintain – hang them up then enjoy them – and tend to take up little space; some don’t need any floor space at all! We’ve rounded up 12 of the coziest and most comfortable hammocks for enjoying the warm weather.
1. DoubleNest Giving Back Print Hammock
Eagle’s Nest Outfitters hammocks are hugely popular among avid hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, but you don’t have to be out in the wild to enjoy these tried-and-true comfortable lounge chairs. This hammock is big enough for two people and is made from a cool, breathable and lightweight FreeWave taffeta fabric, perfect for hot days.
The hammock is also portable and easy to store for your next adventure. The hammock is available in a variety of prints, some of which are inspired by non-profit organizations with eco missions. Your purchase cares for the Earth and adds beauty to your space. When not in use, the hammock easily folds up and fits into a small bag for transport or storage.
2. Parks Project Shroom Hammock
This whimsical hammock will instantly brighten up your garden with joy. The mushroom-themed hammock is made by Parks Project, a company dedicated to preserving parks and leaving the earth better than we found it.
Made of 100% polyester, the Shroom hammock can accommodate up to two people and folds up into a small bag for easy storage. If you have trees in your garden, you can place them between them to always have a comfortable place to relax.
3. Kootek Camping Hammock
When it comes to affordable hammocks, you can’t go wrong with Kootek Camping. The hammock is lightweight and its large size can accommodate one or two people. The packable hammock is ideal for anyone on the go – toss it in your hiking backpack or in the trunk of your car. The low price makes it a great option for anyone new to hammocks.
4. Cotton rope hammock
This rustic-inspired hammock is woven from 100% natural cotton for a comfortable, soft feel. The hammock is soft to the touch, which means it won’t scratch your skin even if you’re sunbathing or getting out of the pool. Each hammock is hand woven so no two are alike and the cotton thread design is unique. The design of Yellow Leaf Hammocks is designed not to roll over, allowing you to relax worry-free, alone or with someone else.
5. Double Pnaeut Hammock
This hammock with stand is strong enough to accommodate up to two people. The stand is made of steel and the hammock, which boasts a timeless striped design, has a weight capacity of 450 pounds. An added bonus is that the hammock comes with a nylon carry bag in case you want to travel with it or store it out of season.
6. Suncreat XL Double Hammock
If you’re looking for a taller hammock with a stand, this 55-inch option is a great candidate. It can support up to 475 pounds, which is ideal for families. The layered polyester fabric won’t fade in the sun and one end of the hammock has a long pillow to rest your head on, perfect for napping or reading outside.
Both ends of the hammock that attach to the metal stand have a wooden slat that prevents the hammock from flipping over, providing safety and comfort. The hammock comes with an easy-to-install metal stand and doesn’t take up much room on the lawn or patio.
7. Quilted Sunbrella Hammock
The LL Bean Sunbrella Hammock is padded for cushioned comfort and designed for outdoor use. Sunbrella fabric is designed to resist fading and mildew, which is great if you live in a damp, humid area.
The ends of the hammock have wooden batting to keep the hammock upright and prevent it from bunching up, so you can enjoy a nap or a relaxing session in comfort. While the hammock is striped, the back is a solid color and LL Bean claims to use the “strongest grommets in the industry” for peace of mind when hanging out.
8. Patio Watcher Quick Dry Hammock
This 14 foot hammock can comfortably support up to 450 pounds and can be used indoors or outdoors. The hammock is made with a textilene fabric that has a vinyl coating that dries quickly and is easy to maintain. Besides being carefree, the hammock is designed to stay upright and the fabric is quite breathable, which will keep you cool on even the hottest days. This hammock is best suited for a sturdy hammock standalthough you have to buy one separately.
9. Saratoga Hammock
Anthropologie’s Saratoga Hammock has tassels, fringe, and woven elements that are both chic and comfortable. The hammock is made from cotton and has a high performance finish to make it last through summer and seasonal elements. You can dress the hammock up with cushions and blankets if you like, or leave it as is to show off the yellow stripes.
10. Mosfiata Portable Hammock
This classic striped hammock from Mosfiata has a weight capacity of 550 pounds and can be hung from trees or a metal hammock stand. Each woven end of the hammock has a metal ring for reinforcement, and the ends of the hammock have a wooden board to prevent the hammock from turning over. Plus, the hammock’s canvas fabric is water-resistant and claims no odor, pilling, or fading.
11. Suncreat Double Outdoor Hammock with Polyester Filling
Like others on this list, this hammock hangs from a metal stand. However, instead of being a single sheet of fabric, this item has an extra polyester filling that provides extra comfort. The hammock can be used with or without the padding, making it easy to clean and allowing the padding to perform other functions like a blanket for a picnic or a drive-in this summer. The upholstery cover is available in 10 different patterns and colors for you to choose from.
12. La Siesta Brisa Hammock
The La Siesta Brisa hammock from REI Co-op is ideal for traveling in nature or hanging in your own garden. The hammock will last all season thanks to its weather-resistant fabric that resists mildew, mildew, and UV rays. With a multi-cord design and reinforced edges, the hammock stays comfortable even as you adjust and it can hold up to 355 pounds. Perhaps the best feature is that the hammock is machine washable.
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