Whether you’re trying to cling to any remnants of warm weather, or allowing the invitation of the crisp cooler weather to envelope you, we’ve got an amazing way to spend any free time you may have while the heat dissipates. We’ve reviewed some of the best backyard hammocks out there, for you to enjoy some much-deserved time off. Take a look at the list below and all the details we’ve provided, then choose the best one for you to relax into peaceful bliss.
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Best Choice Double Space Saving Hammock
60 Day Warranty
Winner Outfitters Double Camping Hammock
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Vivere Double Hammock
1 Year Warranty
MalloMe XL Double Parachute Camping Hammock
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Bear Butt Double Parachute Camping Hammock
ENO DoubleNest Hammock
2 Year Warranty
The Best Backyard Hammocks
1. Editor’s Choice – Best Choice Products
- Warranty – The manufacturer has a 60 day return and money back warranty across all of its products.
- Weight – 31.8 pounds
- Height – 118.8″ x 48.03″ x 42.9″
- Material – Cotton
We first tested out the Brazilian style Best Choice Products Double Hammock in tight woven cotton in the Desert color option. This hammock has a 100% cotton weave that’s tightly woven so it’s extremely soft and comfortable. The tight weave offers a shield from the nippy breeze, but won’t circulate air as much as an open weave will when it’s quite warm outside. This hammock comes in a variety of color options, and Desert was the more neutral of all the colors. It should fit in nicely with a more decorative patio decor, but you could go wild and add a spice of color to your yard with just this one piece of furniture.
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Good price
- Double hammock
- Double hammock – non-traditional single person use
- Cotton will stretch
- Takes up a lot of space
2. Runner Up – Winner Outfitters Double Camping Hammock
- Warranty – 100% satisfaction guarantee
- Weight – 1.5 pounds
- Height – 10″ x 6.5″
- Material – 210T Nylon Parachute
Winner Outfitters is a well-known, international company that’s popular in the outdoor world. It has specialized in camping gear for many years. Their customer service certainly speaks for itself, and they’re known for quick refunds within 5 hours, customer service that’s available 24/7, being able to ship your items wherever you are in the world, and offering returns for any of their products. This Winner Outfitters double hammock can hold up to 500 pounds in weight, and the hammock itself weighs only 1 pound and a half. Your purchase will come with all equipment needed for assembly, and on average it should only take less than 3 minutes to pitch your hammock in your backyard. Given its generous weight capacity, this double hammock is perfect for two people to lounge or sleep on, and it’s easily transportable given the lightweight nylon it’s made out of.
- Super fast refunds
- Straps included
- May take up a lot of space
3. Best Color Variety – Vivere Double Cotton Hammock
- Warranty: 1 year
- Weight: 27.5 pounds
- Dimensions: 63″ x 94″
- Material: Cotton
The Vivere double hammock is constructed entirely of cotton, providing a cozy haven for an afternoon snooze or snuggle. The space-saving 9-foot stand is made of heavy-duty steel and easily assembles in minutes, without the use of any tools. To give a soft finish to the ends of the steel tube, this design uses plastic covers.
With the supplied carrying case, you’ll have the freedom to set up your hammock wherever you like, rather than being restricted to those two perfect trees. The hammock bed measures 63″ x 94″ and measures 130″ in total length. It’s suitable for two adults, as it can support up to 450 pounds in weight.
- Stand included
- Huge color variety
- 3 fabric choices
- Breathable cotton material
- Stand doesn’t allow much swinging
4. Best for Camping – MalloMe Camping Hammock
- Warranty: N/A
- Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Dimensions: 118″ x 79″
- Material: Tear-resistant nylon
When you’re ready to live your best life in the great outdoors, the MalloMe hammock is the type of product you’re bound to need for your travels. Made from tear-resistant nylon and capable of supporting up to a whopping 1,000 pounds in weight, it seems we’re dealing with a pretty sturdy and durable product. The hammock comes with two high-tensile strength carabiners, quality rope and a stuff sack to carry it around easily. Another huge bonus is that it’s so simple to hang that you can do it on your own in a matter of minutes, and with no tools required.
- High weight capacity
- Carrying bag included
- Made with tear-resistant nylon
- Straps feel low-quality
5. Customer’s Choice – Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammocks
- Warranty – The manufacturer has a 100% money back guarantee if unsatisfied for any reason.
- Weight – 24 ounces
- Height – 108″ x 54″
- Material – Nylon
Our next hammock is the Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock. Whether you’re relaxing out in the backyard or gearing up for a camping trip, this is identified as a hang style outdoor hammock. The bed of this hammock is made from soft yet strong parachute nylon and triple interlocking stitching, that connects to strong carabiners and nine foot long tree straps. The 210-thread rip-resistant nylon is water resistant and lightweight.
What’s great about this hammock is that it’s available in both medium (single) and large (double) sizes as well as 15 different colors. While the medium hammock is rated up to 400 pounds, the large hammock is rated up to 500 pounds. Both sizes come with two nine foot straps, two O-shaped carabiners and a storage bag. This hammock packs down to the size of an eggplant, making it a great option for those who travel or love to pack light.
- Several color options
- Easy to setup
- Two size options available; can support weights of up to 500 pounds
- Not machine washable
- Not breathable
6. Best Durable – Bear Butt Camping Hammock
- Warranty: Lifetime warranty
- Weight: 24 ounces
- Dimensions: 120″ x 72″
- Material: 75D Nylon
Everything about the Bear Butt (try not to giggle) camping hammock is just stellar. It’s constructed using quality nylon that has a 210-thread count, which is more than we see even in some cotton bedding sheets. It can support up to 500 pounds in weight, which is pretty decent. The end steps are made from polyester and were tested at 1,000 pounds, so they should be more than enough to support even half that weight. The storage bag is attached to the side of the hammock, so it can serve as a holding pouch when your hammock is unfolded and hung.
- Excellent weight capacity
- Storage bag attached to the side
- Lightweight and compact
- Some complaints about missing straps
7. Best Lightweight – Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Lightweight Camping Hammock
- Warranty: 2 years
- Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Dimensions: 112.8″ x 74.4″
- Material: 70D High Tenacity Nylon Taffeta
The ENO hammock stands out of the crowd not because of aesthetics, but because you get quite a lot of value for the money. It is designed to hold up to 400 pounds in weight due to its construction. It’s made from nylon with triple interlocking stitching and is equipped with aluminum Wire-gate carabiners. Its portability, durability and compact size make it excellent for hiking, camping, sailing, touring, gardening, and simply resting. It weighs only 19 ounces, so it’s definitely a product that’s worth taking with you when backpacking in the woods.
- Durable nylon construction.
- Extremely lightweight.
- Quality aluminum carabiners
- Nylon stretches too much.
What’s a Hammock?
You may think this is the silliest question of all, and even though we may all know what a hammock actually is, it’s probably more important to know what a hammock can actually offer you, and what the benefits are of enjoying one even for a few moments.
Hammocks have been around for ages, used everywhere from travelers in the jungle to seamen on their ships. Hammocks have been essential survival tools and are all-round super convenient and space saving options.
What are the benefits?
With my personal hammock experience, I can name a few benefits that you should definitely consider when searching for the perfect one for you:
- A hammock can cradle your body perfectly.
- We all know taking a few moments to yourself daily is vital to emotional and mental health. Maybe you have just a few minutes to nap in between shifts, or let your little ones run around in the backyard while you’re keeping an eye on them, enjoying a few quiet moments to yourself.
- Given that these are backyard hammocks that can be used on your patio or out in your garden, you’ll be enjoying some time in nature. This closely fits in with our point above. Breathing in fresh air, listening to the birds and crickets, enjoying the sun and the breeze, even the stars and the moon – all of these can be instant mood enhancers. Laying in a backyard hammock can aid in relaxation and give your heart a bit of a break.
- It’s a great place to nap! Combine each of the factors above, and if you’re actually able to close your eyes in the middle of a long (or even a lazy day), it may just be the best nap you’ve ever had.
Types of Hammocks
Hammock types and styles depend on a few different things such as the materials, their purpose, but mostly the design itself. We’re going to discuss two different kinds that are nice for backyard purposes:
1. The Brazilian Hammock is a large cocoon style bed. It can be made out of numerous materials that are tightly woven, perfect for deflecting chilly wind. These can be made with vibrant colors and include lots of pretty embellishments. They’re supported at the ends by two individual points. These types of hammocks work nicely with a stand, but can be tied off at two points as well.
2. A Spreader Hammock is a wide flat bed that’s kept in its shape by two wooden poles that are openly woven through to reach the supported ends. The materials also vary from open weave cotton to poolside fabric. These don’t have the cocoon effect that the Brazilian hammock does, but are considered less stable to some. These can also be used with a stand or tied off at the ends.
Factors to Consider
– Room and Space
The Brazilian and Spreader styles of hammocks are most conveniently used with a stand that could take up to 12 feet (or larger), plus you have to add in room to sway if that’s what you enjoy doing. It’s a big consideration if you have a smaller yard or porch. Pay attention to a hammock’s dimensions and how much room you can spare. If you’re anything like me, your hammock will become a permanent part of your home or backyard decor!
– Indoor vs. Outdoor
Most outdoor stand hammocks can be used indoors – make sure to find your hammock a home with enough space for its setup.
Materials and Upkeep
Yes, not all materials are meant to be left outdoors through heavy rain and shine. You may have to clean them thoroughly by hand to keep them looking appetizing enough to lay on, depending on the material. It’s important to choose your material wisely.
As we’ve just touched on, not all materials are meant to be left outdoors through snow and storms. Leaving them outdoors could result in weather damage, fading and maybe even mildew. Make sure you store your hammock in a place with good air circulation to avoid this kind of damage.
Stand vs. Hung
There are a lot of options for hanging hammocks to include chains, straps and hooks. They can be hung from trees, poles and even the ceiling. I had to get the stand because my yard doesn’t have two trees or poles close enough together to even consider that option.
Purpose, Comfort and Location
Okay, so the purpose of a hammock is pretty much a given. But if you don’t think you’ll be comfortable on an open weave cotton rope, then you’ll have to consider the tightly woven cocoon of the Brazilian style, or the poolside fabric spreader style.
There’s no price you can put on your happiness, comfort and sanity, but hammocks can get expensive. And while quality is certainly a main factor in this decision, there are budget-friendly options that can still offer you all the long term comfort you desire.
Is this hammock for one or two people? Maybe you have a heavier build, or you’re more on the slender side. This question matters when it comes to weight bearing constraints and, more importantly, single vs. double hammock options. The double sized Brazilian style hammocks are going to be very wide, and because they aren’t on a spreader, there’s nothing to separate all of that fabric. This option is perfect for larger body types or someone who will lay in the hammock with a buddy consistently. It’s possible for a smaller person to lay in this style individually, you’ll just have to turn your body 90° and lay on the hammock width wise, instead of the more traditional length wise.
As choosing which backyard hammock to buy is pretty individualistic and subjective to preferences, it’s hard to pick just one! But considering all of the factors, options, pros and cons, we’ve come down to the best hammock for your money: The Best Choice Products Double Brazilian Hammock.
Though it isn’t the cheapest hammock, this hammock is more affordable and has a similar style, setup and durability compared to its much more expensive counterpart, the Vivere hammock. It’s easy to set up, easy to use for two people, and if it’s just going to be one person, the position can be modified to relax all by yourself. This hammock is highly rated among its users, and if properly taken care of, ir will be long-lasting and enjoyed in the long term.
March 3, 2022: Verified availability of all products. FAQs and Additional Resources have been added to address popular customer queries, as well as refer readers to related content.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you leave hammocks outside?
Most hammocks can be left outside, particularly those that are built for camping and the outdoors. However, it's recommended to bring them inside if you live in an area with particularly cold or scorching hot temperatures, so you can prolong the lifespan of your hammock.
Are hammocks bad for your back?
Lounging or having the odd nap in your hammock shouldn't be damaging to your back in the long term, but if you do sleep in your hammock frequently, this might cause or worsen existing back issues. You should always speak with your doctor if you plan to go on a longer trip that requires more time spent in your hammock, and particularly sleeping it in regularly.
How do I choose a backyard hammock?
As we've mentioned in our Factors to Consider section of this article, you should choose a backyard hammock based on overall comfort needs, how much space you have, whether you'd like to hang it or have it stand freely, durability of materials, the weather conditions where you live, and importantly, your budget.