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Warmer weather and longer days mean more opportunities to kick back and enjoy the great outdoors. These best hammocks will help you make the most of that time by giving you the perfect place to rest and relax, without breaking the bank. Hammocks are a low-cost investment that can make your backyard or garden feel more like an outdoor oasis.
Not only can setting up a hammock transform your garden or yard, but some hammocks are portable enough that you can bring your own seating with you wherever you go. That includes on camping trips, during picnics in the park, and even while visiting with friends. Choosing the best hammock that will meet your needs involves deciding what you’ll use it for (if it’s travel, you’ll want to ensure it’s portable), how you’ll hang it (if you don’t have the properly spaced trees in your yard, you’ll need a stand), and whether you want something that will fit you and a friend (then you’ll need something larger than a standard).
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What to look for when shopping for a hammock
✔️ Weight capacity: While shopping for hammocks you want to double check the weight capacity to ensure that you're purchasing a hammock that can support the weight of anyone who will be using it.
✔️ Size: You should also double check the measurements for the stand you'll be using. While many hammocks will list the dimensions of the hammock they do not include the material that connects the hammock to the support device which could make it hang lower to the ground.
✔️ Weather resistance: Lastly, you'll want to determine whether your hammock will stand up to the elements wherever you plan to use it. If it's going to remain outside all season long you'll want to make sure it's weather-proof.
- What is the best hammock material? There are plenty of great materials, but durable compounds like nylon, polyester, and cotton weaves are a great choice for hammocks that will be left outdoors.
- How much weight can a hammock support? Each hammock is different, but many hammocks can hold up to 450 lbs.
- Will I fit on my hammock? Before you purchase your hammock you should check the product dimensions. This will include the length and width of the hammock. For maximum comfort you'll want a hammock that is longer than you are tall by several inches so that you can insure that you will have enough clearance between the comfortable part of the hammock and the part that connects to the stands.
Martha Sorren is a freelance writer for Bustle, Refinery29, Woman's Day, and INSIDER.
Lauren Wellbank is a freelance writer based in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Martha Stewart Living, and more. She has three small children, a husband, and an over eager dog at home. When she's not writing she likes to work in her garden with her family.
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