Chill out in the best hammocks for your garden

Make the most out of your outdoor space with these trendy and practical hammocks.

Best hammocks - garden furniture set up with hammock in tree

by Lily Anderson |

Why are hammocks so relaxing? Whether it’s spending time in nature or the gentle rock from the wind, many will find taking a moment out from their busy days soothing. You don’t need to be doing up your garden and lighting it with candles to feel relaxed, simply invest in one of the best hammocks to enjoy the warmer weather.

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Best hammock shortlist

In a hurry? You can shop from the best hammocks right now, thanks to our shortlist:

Chihee Hammock

Outsunny Wooden Hammock

Brashear Hammock

Signswise Hammock

Amazonas AZ-1018140 Barbados natura hammock

HI-GEAR Hammock

Anyoo Outdoor Cotton Hammock

Lifetime Garden Hammock

Before we run through everything you need to know about the best hammocks including a set of useful FAQs, we wanted to provide you with a simple guide on how to hang a hammock, so when the time comes to putting it up, you can do so safely.

How to hang a hammock safely

Follow these three simple steps...

Step one: Tie a rope or other suspension securely around two trees or wooden posts.

Step two: Use a knot or carabiner to attach the suspension to the eye - i.e the loop.

Step three: Make sure that this hammock is secure and then try out your hammock.

Alternatively, you can follow this amazing video from WARIMBA:

Now that you're fully prepared to put up a hammock, we've rated our favourite ones that you need to buy for your garden right now.


The best hammocks 2021

Chihee Hammock
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CREDIT: Amazon

Best hammock chairWhether you hang this beauty from your porch, summer house or pergola, a hammock chair is an incredible space for you to unwind during the warmer months.u2022 Size: 240 x 80 x 150 cmu2022 Made from: cotton and solid wood. u2022 All hammock chairs are handmade and breathable.u2022 Cushions are sold separately. Review: "The hammock is beautifully decorative, but above all, it is very comfortable - both for sitting and lying. And, at a great price! I recommend buying a roof bracket with spring or rope, we had to put a rope because it was very high."

Hammock XXL with wooden frame
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Best hammock with stand Wow! We're impressed with this large hammock. It has plenty of space for you to stretch out on, read a book or go for a nap, plus it'll look gorgeous on your patio.u2022 Size: 415 x 150 x 124 cmu2022 Made from: hammock - 65% cotton, 35% polyester; Base frame - pinewood.u2022 Weight capacity: 200kgu2022 It includes a base frame.Review: "Product in line with expectations, real XXL version. Quick assembly and convenient installation, I recommend it for a real moment of relaxation!"

Brashear Hammock
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CREDIT: Wayfair

Best bohemian hammock Kick back on this boho-inspired hammock that will bring the Ibiza pool party vibe to your terrace home. As well as its chic design, it's easy to install. u2022 Size: 200 x 100 x 1cmu2022 Made from: 100 per cent cottonu2022 Weight capacity: 100kgu2022 It doesn't come with a standReview:"A very pretty and practical hammock - comfortable and durable."

Signswise Hammock
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CREDIT: Amazon

Best portable hammockPlanning to spend your summer camping around beautiful spots in the UK? Take the Signswise Hammock wherever you go; thanks to the sturdy suspension rings, all you'll need is some rope to attach it to a pair of trees. u2022 Size: 280cm. u2022 Made from: canvasu2022 Weight capacity: 150kgu2022 It's large enough to support two peopleReview:"Brilliant....would say more but too busy chillin on ma hammock." (sic)

Amazonas AZ-1018140 Barbados natura hammock
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Best hammock made from recycled materialsIn the last year, we've spent more time at home than ever before. It has given us an appreciation for a slower pace of life, right? Take this to the next level by installing this hammock, then spend your lunch hour watching the world go by. u2022 Size: 230 x 150 x 7cmu2022 Made from: Unavailable. u2022 Weight capacity: 200kgu2022 Fixing kit not included. Review:"Love this hammock. Feels like a good quality product and the woven fabric looks much nicer than some of the more synthetic ones you can buy. It's a little cosy for two people, but still works! Extremely comfortable too."

HI-GEAR Hammock
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CREDIT: Go Outdoors

Best hammock for campingAs well as being cheap as chips, this hammock is lightweight and portable, meaning that it can be put up in the garden, down your local park or on your next camping trip. u2022 Size: 2.5m. u2022 Weight capacity: 90kg.u2022 Hang between 3 u2013 3.6m apart. u2022 This hammock is budget-friendly. Review:"It's very good as a hammock to improve with a nylon material, it's excellent."

Anyoo Outdoor Cotton Hammock
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Best hammock with strapsThis blue and white striped hammock is the full package. Not only does it look and feel great, but it also comes with two carabiners and two straps with steel rings at one end, so you have everything you need to set it up immediately. u2022 Size: 275 x 140 x 1 cm.u2022 Weight capacity: 200Kg. u2022 It comes with a helpful carry bag.u2022 Includes high-density nylon straps and strong steel carabiners. Review:"We are really pleased with this hammock, it is large enough to fit two people, and feels sturdy. We hang it in the garden between a tree & the swing frame, and it's really quick and easy to use. We don't leave it up as I think it would take a long time to dry if it got wet. It's really good value for money as the price includes the hanging straps. Overall a great buy!"

Argos Home Metal Hammock
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Best budget hammockAlthough this isn't the cheapest option on this list, it is the best budget hammock that brings you incredible quality and a splash of relaxation to your outdoor space. With a soft fabric base and super-sturdy steel frame (which can be left outside) it brings comfort to your body and style to your surroundings.u2022 Size: 110 x 120 x 290 cmu2022 Made from: frame u2013 steel, fabric u2013 cotton. u2022 It includes sturdy steel frameReview: "Looked everywhere for a hammock and stand that didn't cost the Earth and landed on this one from Argos. It's great quality (very similar to others on the market) and is a new must have in my life! Hammock life is where it's at people! It's impossible to be stressed or angry whilst hammocking :) Well worth the price paid even comes with a carry bag (although it's quite heavy so you probably won't want to carry the whole thing very far!)"

Hammock FAQs:

Are hammocks good for your back?

There might be less space to stretch out than on a sun lounger, but many find falling asleep in a hammock a lot easier, which will result in a better nights sleep. It's also suggested it helps to alleviate back pain because there aren't any pressure points in a hammock.

Can hammocks get wet?

We would recommend bringing a cloth hammock indoors or storing it someplace dry when it is raining. However, some hammocks are made from waterproof material, especially ones that are designed for camping.

Are hammocks safe to use?

As long as your hammock has been set up safely and is properly secure, your hammock should be safe to use. Top tip: before you use it, make sure that there isn't any snags or rips. If you find any damages, make sure to repair or replace your hammock.

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Lily Anderson is a Commercial Content Writer at Bauer Media, where she reviews products for titles like Heat, Closer, What’s the Best, Yours and Mother&Baby.

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