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Hammocks for lazy days and stolen moments of relaxation

Backyard hammocks offer complete relaxation just steps from your door.
Backyard hammocks offer complete relaxation just steps from your door.
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When thinking of relaxation in the backyard, many people would envision naps in the fresh air or lounging and sipping drinks. Looking to capture that vision? Hammocks are sure to get you there.

There is something almost tropical about hammocks, the way they swing in the breeze, inviting the passerby in for a spell. Hang them between two maples and you might be able to imagine they’re palm trees instead. But hammocks have a place in many different spots in the yard.

Hammock chairs hang from a single point on a tree, porch overhang or even an independent hammock stand. Squeeze these into small spaces and enjoy seclusion or install a few together and create a spot for conversation and laughter. has a generous selection of hammock chairs in plenty of different styles.

Choose cushions to compliment the setting. Opt for a built in awning over the chair to shade your naps. Or take advantage of the models boasting attached ottomans for feet up fun.

A truly tropical atmosphere is created with a rope hammock. But if you don’t have the mature trees to support it, look for a hammock stand. The open, airy feeling of rope hammocks is the ultimate in backyard comfort, keeping you cool in the heat of summer. Check out Outdora’s different lines, including nylon or cotton rope hammocks and even extra wide hammocks for two (the perfect summer wedding or housewarming gift).

Buying a North American made Pawleys Island hammock is like installing a piece of history in your yard. Over 100 years ago, an uncomfortable river boat pilot named Captain Ward wove together his first cotton rope hammock to avoid sleeping in grass stuffed mattresses. It must have been a hit, because the Pawleys Island Company is making them in essentially the same way today.

They have a few new technologies to offer, including Quick Dry fabric and Duracord hammocks. Duracord resists fading and wear while also containing anti-microbial additives and UV inhibitors – all of this while still feeling as soft as the traditional cotton rope hammocks that made the Captain successful.

Hammocks from Pawleys Island at Outdora come in many different colours and patterns. Check out Outdora’s selection of pillows, pads, stands and accessories, which include other high quality hammock manufacturers alongside Pawleys Island hammocks.

Don’t miss out on the comfort that hammocks bring to your backyard. You’re sure to find something that you can laze away the summer in.


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