Summer is almost here and now’s the time to prep your outdoor spaces for warm-weather fun. Beyond ensuring that you have a place to eat and maybe a couch for lounging, the other key piece of relaxation is a hammock.
Hammocks come in so many different shapes, sizes, and materials, the choices can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, we’ve scoured our favorite stores to find the best hammocks out there. From macramé hammock chairs to playful hammocks for kids, here are 19 different hammocks guaranteed to make your summer easy and breezy.
On a budget? A hammock is a great option for those that have small spaces or can’t afford a larger outdoor sofa. Look for sturdy stands and well-reviewed fabrics.
This well-reviewed hammock accommodates up to two adults, can be used inside or out, and is available in four different fabrics: breathable cotton; woven, fade-resistant polyester; weather-resistant Sunbrella fabric, or an affordable mesh. The stand also folds up into a carrying case to take with or store in smaller apartments.
If there’s any time to add some Bohemian style to your home, the hammock is it. Intricate weaving, tassels, and a bit of wicker make these hammocks shine.
Fun, classic, and neutral
You don’t have to get fancy with your hammock, especially because a neutral color pallette just looks good in an outdoor space. Creams, ropes, and wooden stands help these hammocks stand out.
Don’t love the shabby-chic look? Opt for a more modern aesthetic with these streamlined chairs that function as fun seating and hammocks in one.
Hammocks for kids
Children love hammocks, and the options below can be used inside or out as a place to play and a spot to relax for the younger set.
Whether you sleep in a tent or not, a hammock offers a great place to hang in any landscape. Bonus: You’ll still have a place to lounge even if the terrain is rocky.
With the equivalent space of a queen size bed, this camping hammock fits two, comes with a lifetime warranty, and can hold over 500 pounds thanks to rip-stop nylon fabric. Climbing-rated carabiners hold you securely, and the hammock is lightweight for easy hauling.
Even if you love sleeping inside of your camper, no one is ever going to complain about a gently rocking hammock in the forest. The SingleNest is lightweight and packs down easily for one person, or you can opt for the larger double hammock ($69.95). Don’t forget the hammock straps ($29.95).