Swaying gently in a hammock sparks a joy that is hard to replicate by any other means. With your own outdoor lounge, you can get that feeling on any sunny, breezy day. Below, some of the best hammock options available—though really, any hammock is better than no hammock at all.
Durable, comfortable cotton. Amazon
Take off your shoes and hop inside this double hammock made of 100 percent cotton. It comes in an array of vacation-inspired stripey shades. It also features a durable heavy-duty steel stand (no trees required!) and assembles easily. The polyester strings that tie to the stand are designed to last, and the full set-up can hold up to 450 pounds.
Lightweight and foldable so you can take it with you. Amazon
These Brazilian hammocks are made from tightly woven, ultra-comfy cotton and polyester. It packs into a portable carry bag, so you can bring it to parks, on camping trips, or to a friend’s backyard. The hammock’s solid, wide bed means it’s safe for children and pets. It can hold 450 pounds (great for sharing!), and the recommended hanging distance is 12 or more feet. Choose from a natural finish, orange/yellow, or blue/green stripes.
Durable and packable. Amazon
Take this on your next hiking trip and have the best rest break ever. This packable camping hammock is made out 210T parachute fabric and can hold up to 500 pounds. It dries quickly and is designed to survive backpacking or camping trips, but works great indoors or in a backyard too. Adjustable straps and steel carabiners make it easy to adjust.