Summer is almost here and now’s the time to prep your outdoor spaces for warm-weather fun. Beyond ensuring that you have a place to eat and maybe a couch for lounging, the other key piece of relaxation is a hammock.
Hammocks come in so many different shapes, sizes, and materials, the choices can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, we’ve scoured our favorite stores to find the best hammocks out there. From macramé hammock chairs to playful hammocks for kids, here are 19 different hammocks guaranteed to make your summer easy and breezy.
On a budget? A hammock is a great option for those that have small spaces or can’t afford a larger outdoor sofa. Look for sturdy stands and well-reviewed fabrics.
Hundreds of positive reviews make this cotton chair hammock an easy, affordable choice. A neutral color goes with anything, and a wooden spreader bar up top helps the chair retain its shape as you lounge.
This well-reviewed hammock accommodates up to two adults, can be used inside or out, and is available in four different fabrics: breathable cotton; woven, fade-resistant polyester; weather-resistant Sunbrella fabric, or an affordable mesh. The stand also folds up into a carrying case to take with or store in smaller apartments.
If there’s any time to add some Bohemian style to your home, the hammock is it. Intricate weaving, tassels, and a bit of wicker make these hammocks shine.
Available in green or navy, this single swing hammock is handcrafted in the Carolinas and uses two layers of all-weather Sunbrella fabric with plenty of padding.
This neutral-hued macrame chair boasts intricate detailing and would look downright dreamy on a summer porch.
With hanging rope tassels and a circular frame, this chair hammock comes in three neutral colors—beige, black, or gray—to complement any decor.
This beige wicker egg chair features a fabric seat cushion, all-weather design, and a fun, funky style.
Fun, classic, and neutral
You don’t have to get fancy with your hammock, especially because a neutral color pallette just looks good in an outdoor space. Creams, ropes, and wooden stands help these hammocks stand out.
If you like the look of a wood frame, this solid pine stand is a natural choice. A cream and tasseled double hammock hangs above the boat-like frame, making the set a neutral option for most backyards.
Rope hammocks are a classic of summertime relaxation, and this version uses DuraCord rope that makes it as soft as cotton with better weather-resistance qualities than polyester.
A peaceful cream color works with any decor while the hammock’s durable woven sling with wooden dowels keeps things sturdy. Fringed macrame edges add a touch of boho-chic.
Don’t love the shabby-chic look? Opt for a more modern aesthetic with these streamlined chairs that function as fun seating and hammocks in one.
This hammock chair takes the classic egg shape and makes it a bit wider for two people. A padded orange cushion adds a pop of color, and synthetic wicker and rattan weaving create an airy feel.
Can’t decide between a lounge chair and a hammock? Try this. An umbrella provides shade while you rock gently with your feet up.
This well-reviewed chair works indoors or out thanks to aluminum and resin wicker than can withstand UV light and rainstorms. A teardrop seat is made cozy with polyester cushions.
Hammocks for kids
Children love hammocks, and the options below can be used inside or out as a place to play and a spot to relax for the younger set.
Designed after a hanging crow’s nest, children can snuggly up in this cozy hammock complete with pillow and gentle rocking.
These colorful kids hammocks are soft yet durable and come with heavy duty D-shape carabiners and two eight-foot ropes to hang it up. Cue the photo ops!
Kids can have a bit of boho style with this macrame hammock chair in blue, orange, yellow, and green.
Whether you sleep in a tent or not, a hammock offers a great place to hang in any landscape. Bonus: You’ll still have a place to lounge even if the terrain is rocky.
With the equivalent space of a queen size bed, this camping hammock fits two, comes with a lifetime warranty, and can hold over 500 pounds thanks to rip-stop nylon fabric. Climbing-rated carabiners hold you securely, and the hammock is lightweight for easy hauling.
Available in a slew of fun patterns and colors, this hammock is light, big, and comes with a starter rope kit and carabiners that you need to hang it.