By Shannon Serpette
Whether your idea of relaxing is pitching a tent in the middle of nowhere or lounging in your backyard with a frozen drink in hand, hammocks are the ultimate symbol of the good life. They can make you feel like you don’t have a care in the world.
We’ll share our favorites, so you can get one in your hands as soon as possible to start kicking back and daydreaming.
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1. Best Stand-Included Hammock
If you want a hammock that comes with a stand, this Lazy Daze double hammock is a good option. There are several colors to choose from, and it can hold up to 450 pounds. It also includes a carrying bag, so you can easily take it with you while camping or for a day on the beach. GET IT HERE.
2. Best Mosquito Net Hammock
If you plan on sleeping under the stars, you’ll need a hammock that can keep the bugs off. This gem from SKL has an attached net that will keep the mosquitos off of you while still allowing for plenty of ventilation and cooling airflow. Plus, the netting won’t obstruct your view of the stars. It’s also easier to set up than some other mosquito net hammocks, so you’ll have less frustration. GET IT HERE.
3. Best Handmade Hammock
Do you love handcrafted goods and like to support the artists of the world? Then check out this hammock by Hammocks Rada that is made in Central America. Woven by Mayan artisans, the air flow on this hammock is incredible. You’ll love it if you tend to get hot when you sleep. As long as you adhere to the weight limit of 550 pounds, this hammock is big enough for two. As this only includes the hammock, you’ll need a stand or some mounting gear to put it up. GET IT HERE.
4. Best Hammock Chair
When you want the comfort of a hammock without fully reclining, this Sunnydaze Décor hammock chair might fit the bill. It can support up to 300 pounds, and you can hang it from a beam or branch. If you’d rather, you can purchase a stand separately. GET IT HERE.
SHANNON SERPETTE is an award-winning journalist, having received 10 Illinois Press Association writing awards across a wide variety of categories. An avid metal detectorist, Shannon spends most of her vacations at the beach searching for buried treasure. Follow her daily adventures on Twitter.