Summer might be coming to a close, but there’s still plenty of time to relax. And what better way than in a hammock? And, if you also want a one-of-a-kind story to tell to your colleagues when you get back to work even after lazing around, one of these hammocks should certainly be your pick.
1. The Infinity Hammock
Of course, you probably can only afford this kind of relaxation if you have the villa and the sprawling lands to go with it, but if you manage to find it cheaper, be sure to spoil yourself rotten in this posh get-together hammock. $5,000, Jus Modern
2. The Kayak Hammock
If you get this, be very careful that you don’t relax quite as much as you normally do — just in case you stumble upon a waterfall. That would be a very rude awakening.
3. The Tent Hammock
These tree tents have been created so you can have a nature outing in the most perfect setting while not having to worry about wetness, bugs, the hard ground underneath, or even most forest animals. The larger models can house the whole family, making them true portable tree houses, and a great investment if you’re a frequent traveler. $250-$600, Tentsile Tree Tents
4. The All-in-One Hammock
The $28,000 setback might seem staggering exaggeration at first for any kind of hammock, but the truth is, this 16 square meter tent can virtually fulfill all the purposes of a full size house. And once installed it lasts for about 10 years. Why not try this take on the new summer kitchen you wanted to build. $28,000, Domup.be
5. The Parachute Hammock
I’ll just put in a word of advice about this one: do not try it at home. It may look like a parachute, but you should probably stick to using the hammock as the fancy bed it was intended to be, or else you may fall back to reality really fast. Oh…this hammock is also on the pricey side, so don’t get too excited. $35,000, Hammacher.com
6. The High Wire Hammock
If you want to practice tight-rope walking and fear you may get tired mid-practice, you could always try installing a hammock up there for you. And perhaps get some bungee-jumping in when you decide relaxation time is over.
7. The Duct Tape Hammock
The construction of this hammock is pretty obvious from the title, isn’t it? You may be surprised to hear, but the duct tape you break with your bare hands can actually hold a person quite well. Thicker bands, with 4 or 5 stacked on top of each other, are recommended, and you can of course weave them tighter together for more stability. But it keeps you up either way, and it’s perhaps the cheapest way to get a hammock that you’ll ever find. For full instructions to make your very own Duct Tape Hammock visit Instructables.com.
8. The Canyon Hammock
Slacking — the extreme sport of relaxing above ground on thin ropes — is usually done a few meters above ground. But if that isn’t extreme enough for you, you could always lift the ropes up a few dozen meters above a crazy canyon.
9. The Childhood Memories Hammock
When you take the kids to visit their grandparents, make sure you take a hammock with you and hang it to the silliest, most dangerous place of your childhood you can find. This is bound to be the spot where you spent the most time. Here you can rejoice in the memory of days gone by.
10. The Shell Hammock
This is for when people don’t respect the sacred meaning of the hammock – alone time for relaxing — you can always retreat inside this beautiful shell and keep your nap going. $11,00, Dedon
11. The Teepee Hammock
No need to squint your eyes against the sun, struggle tying you hammock between trees, or toss and turn until you find the perfect position for sleep in a mini-net. A teepee hammock is the outdoor equivalent of a fancy canopy bed — this is must have for your back yard! Similar product: $500, Cacoon.com
12. The Bedroom Hammock
Whether you get too hot under the duvet, or you need to keep an eye on the kids downstairs, this is the perfect in house hammock. Enjoy a taste of summer regardless of season.