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Chill Out in These Hammocks for Any Space

Just so you know, hammocking is a verb. It’s what it means to engage in the act of half-dreaming, half-sleeping that only rocking gently in a hammock can induce in the relaxing human.

Summer is the best time for hammocking, because even if it’s hard to catch a breeze, a rock in a hammock will bring one to your sweaty brow—but don’t be limited, you can also hammock in spring, autumn and (depending on your chilly season’s cold factor) even winter!

Freestanding Delights

A high-end hammock design with a gorgeous sunshade that you can see through

The gorgeous Petiole Hammock can easily accommodate two people, and is made in Sweden by hand. The sunshade keeps 86% of the UV rays off your skin.

Multiple Ways to Relax in this hammock-chair

This hammock by George Bechter Arkitektur and Design is a self-contained unit, so you can use it as a traditional hammock (by lying in the middle) or as a giant, oversized rocking chair if you sit at one end, as pictured here.

A complete circle lends a lovely look to an outdoor area

This teak and stainless steel Duality hammock by Trinity Hammocks is a high-design ideal for a smaller space like an urban back patio or even an interior area.

Hammock with friends!

Why not relax on the beach (or on your lawn?) with a group? The stainless steel Infinity hammock is ideal for group activities.

For the Love of Water!

This has to be the coolest spot around

The Hanging Hug hammock is designed to be ultralight and portable. The company also uses its profits to donate hammocks to needy folks.

The feeling of the sea below and the breeze above make this hammock perfect

You can literally hang out over the water at this Holiday Inn in the Maldives, where this creative dock hammock steals the show.

When you get tired of paddling, you know what you can do

This hammock boat is one-of-a-kind, and it’s not precisely known where it comes from (maybe UC Davis); but it is nothing if not inspiring. If you can put a hammock here, you can put one (almost) anywhere.

Dreamy Summer Retreats

What could be more romantic?

Why not create a whole room around your hammock? This one’s at the Ed Lugo Resort in Florida.

Go as high as you like into the treetops with this tent-hammock hybrid

Keep off the wet ground (and set yourself up for epic views) in Tentsile’s incredible hammock-tent. Just hook it up to three solid anchor points and you’re good to go.

Starre Vartan

Starre Vartan is a design, travel, and environment writer, editor, and author who had a free-range childhood in New York’s Hudson Valley and the beach ‘burbs of Sydney, Australia. She feels most at home outdoors, and has lived off-grid on Hawaii’s Big Island; mountain biked in Trinidad; hiked the Continental Divide, and rappelled down an A[...]

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