After your work week is complete and you get a chance to relax, there's not much of a better way to enjoy a Summer's afternoon than in a hammock, listening to the songbirds twittering away and kids batting a ball around, and watching the clouds pass overhead.
Let the breeze gently sway you in this Island Bay Cotton Rope Hammock ($120). The hammock is supported by a sturdy 12' powder coated, tubular steel stand; the hardwood spreader bars keep the natural cotton rope lattice from gathering, and you float comfortably on the fiberfill batting polyester pad and overstuffed pillow. No tools needed to easily assemble this 6' 3" (usable) hammock; it's a snap to put together, with sliding joints on the steel frame and a simple S-hook and chain suspension system. Relax and enjoy a good book, some tunes on your music player, or just soaking up the Summer afternoon.
If you like to have your hammock at the beach or a mountain cabin, you will appreciate this BryLaneHome Portable Hammock (was $150; on sale now for $100); it's fully portable, in the included carry bag, and sets up at your new site in a minute or two. Rugged steel frame, with a weather-resistant poly hammock and pillow. The wide stance of the frame ensures that the hammock won't move around on the sand. Throw this portable hammock, and your beach chair, in your car, and you're set for some relaxation on the sand.
I'm a fan of hammock swings; if you are of a like mind, you may appreciate this Hatteras Cushioned Hammock Swing (was $150; now on sale for $131). Made for hanging from a convenient tree, or a porch or balcony, this hammock swing will support a hefty 350 pounds. The DuraCord canvas fabric of the seat has UV inhibitors for a lengthy service life and it won't absorb water, so it will dry quickly after getting wet. The solid oak spreader bar and brass grommets increase the luxurious appearance of this very nice hammock swing. This hammock is perfect for a back porch.