Luxurious innovation is in full swing
Hammock design has come full-circle! This brilliant invention by Native Americans kept them cool, comfortable and safe above the bugs and scorpions of the South. Rope hammocks like Island bay hammocks were discovered by Christopher Columbus in the West Indies, and he brought a few back to Europe. Europeans, masters of refining simple pleasures, refined modern hammocks and modern hanging chairs in the most artistic designs which have since found their way back to America.
Hammocks are light, breezy, cool and casual. They're inexpensive and inviting. That swinging motion is nature's most comforting biorhythm. Yet hammocks have improved. Old style slings and hanging chairs were made from simple cotton rope which stretches, rots and mildews. Today's hammocks sport weather-loving fabrics that last many times longer and are far more trustworthy. The latest materials like Sunbrella, Duracord, and Olefin repel water so they never rot. They're cooler in the sun because they breathe better. Best of all, they resist fading so those playful, bright colors and patterns last season after season.
New ways to enjoy your old friend
Today's hammocks include some creative innovations. How about a hammock shade that reaches over you like a giant sail? The hammock stands themselves have blossomed into works of art. Now you can even get a hammock tent, complete with a bug screen and rain fly. No more tent poles and stakes, no more tossing and turning on the hard, cold ground.
Each hammock has its own unique weave for strength and airy coolness. Some wrap you up like a safe cocoon, while others use natural wood spreader bars to hold the bed open wide enough for two. Integrated pillows stay put while you rock lazily to the summer music in your head.
Hang them from your backyard trees or hammock posts. Better yet, choose from our inspiring selection of wood hammock stands to put this lap of luxury anywhere you want it. Steel hammock stands have become backyard sculptures, with graceful arcs and bases that seem to defy gravity.
New fabrics, new prints
Fabric hammocks leave you without that tell-tale cross-hatch on your back. Modern fabrics are softer and more durable. The artistic prints seem to get more rich and vivid every year. For added plush, choose a quilted hammock that's like a featherbed on air. Cushy soft and cozy warm, they're the best for cool climates and crisp evening sunsets.
A chair for swingers
Modern hammock chairs manage to integrate swinging footrests so you can kick your feet up while you read. Others have a porch swing shape to add breezy softness to America's pastime. Who's behind all this innovation? The best manufacturers from around the world: Island Bay and Algoma make simple, playful swinging chairs and hammocks, and slings by Grand Trunk are weightless and portable, perfect for camping. Modern hanging chairs by Hammaka and Mexican Hammock are geometric marvels of engineering. Add a splash of cheerful color in sunny patterns by Tommy Bahama, Bliss and Byer. We've found modern hammock chair designs for whichever way you prefer to swing.
Browse, point and click. We'll deliver the perfect modern hammock or modern hammock chair to your door. Don't forget our collection of hammock hanging straps, hardware, pillows and hammock pillows. It's all here at your fingertips. Spend less time searching for an innovative, modern hammock, and you'll have more time to lay in it!