Create Your Own Backyard Oasis With This $30 Hammock
By Alvin Ward
Few people can resist the allure of a well-placed hammock, those free-swinging cradles for adults that allow you to be as listless as possible. On stands, during camping, or at the beach, the hammock is an all-purpose vessel for laziness.
If the warmer months have got you wondering about getting a hammock, now would be a good time to act, because Amazon’s best-selling Wise Owl Outfitters hammocks are available starting at just $30.
These hammocks are made of parachute-quality nylon, which is resistant to rips and tears and durable in all kinds of weather. Each one comes with a storage bag, a set of two 9-feet tree straps with five loops to adjust the hammock’s height, and two O-shaped carabiners to make set-up quick and easy. All you need are some sturdy trees or other support structures and you're in business.
You can get a Wise Owl Outfitters hammock in one- or two-person sizing, and in 15 different color combinations. The single hammocks measure 9 feet long and 4.5 feet wide and can hold up to 400 pounds; the double hammocks are 10 feet long and 6.5 feet wide, and built to hold up to 500 pounds.
With nearly 40,000 reviews and an almost perfect 4.8-star rating, this lounge-friendly item is a clear crowdpleaser when it comes to camping gear. Most customers were happy with how easy the hammock was to use and set up. One person was able to set up the hammock (along with a bug net and rain tarp) at 1 a.m. at a campground in about 15 minutes. “And that [was] without ever having tried the whole set up before,” the reviewer wrote. In addition, it seems that the quality really impressed many users. “The nylon is woven, very thin, and extremely strong—[though] at first appearance you wouldn't guess it's as strong as it is,” one customer wrote.
Get the Wise Owl Outfitters hammock on Amazon and get your summer off to a great start.
This story was originally published in 2020; it has been updated for 2022.