​Why Hammocks Suck

I'm writing this with a sore back and exhausted from not getting enough sleep over the weekend. Hammocks lure you in with the romantic appeal of above-the-ground, free swinging sleep, then pounce on you with a poorly insulated, biomechanically painful design. » 3/31/15 3:45pm Tuesday 3:45pm

A Wooden Hammock Looks Incredibly Classy (and Maybe a Little Pinchy)

A stained wood Adirondack chair can class up any deck, and it turns out a stained wood hammock can do the same for a backyard. This impressive creation, called the Para Hammock, still features an intricate web of cords (in this case, strong nylon parachute cord)—but here they're used to support over 700 tiny tiles… » 8/26/14 5:42pm 8/26/14 5:42pm

An Under-Desk Hammock For Your Feet Is the Best Office Upgrade

Laying in a hammock while wrangling a simple book is often a challenge, which explains why hammocks replacing desks in offices never caught on. Here's a nice compromise, though: A compact hammock for your feet that hangs under your desk and raises or lowers to put you in a working or slacking mood as needed. » 7/15/14 5:10pm 7/15/14 5:10pm

Your Entire Family Can Waste Away the Summer On This Mega Hammock

There'll never be another fight over who gets to lay in the hammock with this monstrosity strung up in your backyard. The Mega Hammock requires you to find at least four nearby trees (or cranes) for hanging, but when it's up it looks like it can easily support a group of at least ten loungers—plus a toddler or two.… » 7/14/14 4:09pm 7/14/14 4:09pm

Five Ways To Sleep Outside Without A Tent

Tents are wonderfully effective, but also large, heavy and fragile. Can you really go camping without one? Turns out, you really don't have to sacrifice that much. » 7/01/14 5:20pm 7/01/14 5:20pm

Could There Be a Better Way To Enjoy Summer Than On a Grass Hammock?

Two of summer's most enjoyable pastimes—rolling around in a big grassy field, and gently swinging in the breeze on a hammock—come together perfectly with Studio Toer's new Field Hammock. » 6/18/14 5:00pm 6/18/14 5:00pm

A Hammock In a Backpack Is All You Really Need For Camping

When you think of everything you really need for a weekend of camping, what comes to mind? Food? A change of clothing? A guitar? Wrong, wrong, wrong. All you really need is a comfy place to nap away the hours. So Nick Scroggs and Fred Bane created the HackedPack, a backpack featuring the most important camping… » 5/20/14 10:20am 5/20/14 10:20am

Can This Off-Center Hammock Really Be As Comfy As a Bed?

No one's ever called the hammock industry out on false advertising, but the image of someone comfortable napping in a net suspended between two trees is a lie. Finding your way in and out of a sagging hammock is an ordeal equal to mounting Everest, and once you're in, you're swallowed up by netting that's slowly… » 7/02/13 2:49pm 7/02/13 2:49pm

Three Isn't a Crowd When Everyone's in Conjoined Hammocks

Two's company, three's a crowd, but that principle does not apply when you're talking about hammocks. Trinity Hammocks triple hammock structures give you three times the relaxation. » 6/26/13 9:58am 6/26/13 9:58am

With a Giant Hammock Bed, Why Would You Ever Get Up?

Hammocks can be one of the most comfortable places on Earth to rest your head. But climbing in and out of them can be a challenge—a challenge that's made dead easy with this incredibly comfortable-looking Koala 45 bed. » 10/16/12 1:40pm 10/16/12 1:40pm

A Six Person Hammock Should Be Legally Required in Every Backyard

I dare you to come up with a good reason why—at the very least—1 in every 6 people shouldn't have this hammock. No answer yet? I'm still waiting. Give up? Exactly. There is no good reason why every human on this planet shouldn't have a rightful spot on a six person hammock. » 8/27/12 4:00pm 8/27/12 4:00pm

Under Chair Cat Hammock Keeps Fluffy off the Damn Furniture

If you have pets you've already accepted the fact that your home will be perpetually covered in a layer of fur. Visitors, though? Probably not as keen. So this tiny hammock lets your cat still use your furniture without leaving it covered in hair. » 7/26/12 12:40pm 7/26/12 12:40pm

Only the One Percent Can Burn Their Money on This Hoity Toity Hammock

There's nothing quite like languishing in a hammock, drifting off to sleep with a glass of iced tea in your hand. Close your eyes for a second and picture the lovely La Seóra Hammock on the terrace of your luxury villa in St. Tropez, right next to the infinity pool. As you gaze out over the bright blue ocean, you… » 7/25/12 9:00pm 7/25/12 9:00pm

Sleeping Bag Hammock Lets You Relax Under Any Weather Conditions

Hammocks aren't designed with cold weather camping in mind. Even sleeping bags are helpless against the slightest chill. Grand Trunk's hammock compatible sleeping bag solves this by turning your hammock into a toasty insulated cocoon. » 3/18/12 4:00pm 3/18/12 4:00pm

Sanity-Saving Gifts for the Stressed-Out Student

College. Ugh. Nonstop, privileged toil. Growing up is sooooo hard. Days without sleep, binge-drinking, experimenting with bodies—it's a miracle that anyone learns anything. These gifts won't print a diploma, but they will help your student earn one. » 12/02/11 5:00pm 12/02/11 5:00pm

A Tent for Your Hammock. Oh Hell Yes.

I will brazenly declare my love for hammocks right now. In a perfect world, that's all I'd sleep in when I camp, but they have problems, namely bugs and rain. This tent for hammock just answered my prayers. » 8/25/11 8:00pm 8/25/11 8:00pm

A Hammock That Stays Flat So You Can Actually Sleep In It

Is there anything that says 'I'm in paradise' more than sleeping on a hammock? But there's no back support! That's why Exped invented a Hammock with a flat back. Sleeping on a hammock never felt this good. » 7/18/11 2:40pm 7/18/11 2:40pm

A Giant House Filled with Hammocks to Hang Out In. Don't Mind the Boobs…

Sometimes I think the Europeans know how to live. In Vienna, Austria they've created a gigantic 5-story "hangout spot" complete with hammocks to sprawl out in. The best part is the view. It's a gigantic Tower of Boobs. » 7/08/11 11:40pm 7/08/11 11:40pm

This Mosquito-Proof Hammock Makes Swamps So Much More Relaxing

Doesn't swinging in a hammock really appeal today? Maybe you'd have a brand new book to dive into; a cocktail or two, and a kind slave to feed you grapes. Just make sure you have a mosquito-proof hammock. This one's $100, and folds into a tiny pouch when you're done. [Hammacher via Werd] » 6/30/11 7:00am 6/30/11 7:00am