Great Hammocks for Outdoor Adventures

Relax. We’ve done the hammock homework for you.
Man relaxing on a hammock
Kick your feet up after a day chasing the fish with a good hammock. Pixabay

Who doesn’t love a good hammock? After a day with the rod and the reel, a hammock offers you the relaxation you’ve been craving. And don’t worry: Hammocks have evolved quite a bit since we first became infatuated with them when the gang on TV’s “Gilligan’s Island” used them after setting ground on the shore of an uncharted desert isle. Truth is, there’s a hammock out there for any outdoor adventure – and ones indoors too. Here are our favorites.

Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock Camping Double & Single with Tree Straps - USA Based Hammocks Brand Gear, Indoor Outdoor Backpacking Survival & Travel, Portable
This model uses heavy-duty parachute nylon to make the fit comfortable and keep the weight down. Wise Owl

You’ll be lugging enough gear to the campsite so why should your hammock weigh you down? We love this model for its light weight and portability. Attach the hammock to two trees or anything sturdy and start relaxing in the great outdoors.

ENO, Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Lightweight Camping Hammock, 1 to 2 Person
This model weighs just 19 ounces but stretches out to more than 9 feet long and 6 feet wide. ENO

We know the dilemma: You’re craving a hammock but you’re not sure where you’ll end up using it most often – by the pool, on the beach, in the woods. The DoubleNest was designed for every destination.

Patio Watcher 14 FT Quick Dry Rope Hammock with Double Size Solid Wood Spreader Bar Outdoor Patio Yard Poolside Hammock with Chains, Waterproof and UV Resistance, 2 Person 450 Pound Capacity
The fabric is soft yet can carry a heavy load. Patio Watcher

Is it just us, or does this remind you of Aladdin’s magic carpet? It’ll fit right in with your other patio furniture – or if you’re adventurous enough, you can even hang it indoors.

Hammock Sky Brazilian Double Hammock - Two Person Bed for Backyard, Porch, Outdoor and Indoor Use - Soft Woven Cotton Fabric (Natural)
The solid fabric construction means small children and precious pets won’t get tangled up. Hammock Sky

Brazilian-style hammocks are known for their “cocoon effect.” If that means they’re the perfect way to spend an afternoon or night asleep, then sign us up. Plus, we love the idea of sharing the space with our kids and pets.