The 7 Best Hammocks for Backyard Reading and Lounging
Close your eyes. Picture yourself relaxing under palm trees in a soft island breeze as ocean waves lap on the sand. Chances are, you just envisioned yourself swaying in a hammock. Luckily you don’t have to actually get on a plane to transport yourself to that tropical escape—adding one of these seven best hammocks to your backyard should do the trick.
1. SUPER DEAL Extra Large Hammock with Pillow
Best Free-Hanging Hammock
This comfy twist on a traditional rope hammock not only looks chic, but it’s also optimal for hanging between two trees for a shady reading oasis. It comes with all the necessary hardware, so all you have to do is scout the perfect location and get to lounging.
2. Y- STOP Hammock Chair Hanging Rope Swing
Best Hammock Chair
Set this hammock chair up indoors or outdoors—its compact design makes it great for small spaces. Use it as a chair or lay back to turn it into a traditional lie-flat hammock (it supports both positions). But our favorite part would have to be the built-in side pocket, which stores all our essentials (phone, book, sunscreen) without getting lost in the cushions.
3. Vivere Double Cotton Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand
If you’re a hammock pro and ready to take your lounge game to the next level, look no further than this super popular hammock and stand combo. The actual hammock is big enough for two people and the frame supports up to 450lbs, but that doesn’t mean you have to share.
4. Best Choice Products 2-Person Brazilian-Style Cotton Double Hammock Bed w/Carrying Bag, Steel Stand
Best Hammock with Stand
Want the same two-person capacity as the splurge-worthy option for a lower cost? You’re looking at it. This hammock is also built for up to two people but comes with a more compact stand and carrying case so you can take it on the go.
5. Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock Camping Double with Tree Straps
Best Value Hammock
Made of high-quality parachute nylon, this two-person hammock is breathable, quick drying and so compact, it folds into a tiny 5x8-inch storage pouch. Though we don’t recommend leaving it out at all times (the fabric is so light, it might get tangled in the wind), it’s a great option for camping or the occasional backyard lounge session.
6. Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter XT Mosquito Net Hammock
Best Camping Hammock
Now if you’re serious about camping (or just hate bugs), this mosquito net hammock is where it’s at. It’s so spacious, it’s basically a suspended tent, but it fits neatly into the attached carrying pouch without weighing you down. Not to mention the netting allows you to see the stars and be surrounded by nature without getting eaten alive by mosquitos.
7. Anthropologie Fringed Macramé Hammock
Best Boho Hammock
Functional yet fashionable, this macramé hammock is Instagram’s best friend. It’s made of lightweight, breathable cotton and features long-hanging, metallic fringe and bead details, which will make you swear you’re on a tropical island, if you’re just in your backyard.