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If you’re lucky enough to have a yard at your disposal, chances are that you’ve been spending more time enjoying it and the great outdoors these days. Grilling, playing with kids or pets and just relaxing are all ways to enjoy time outside, helping to improve your mood and your mental health.
A hammock is an easy way to make things even more comfortable, and could be just the addition to help your yard feel like a tropical paradise. If you’ve ever wanted to set one up, then you’ll know the struggle that comes along with finding two perfectly spaced trees with room to spare.
Luckily, one bestselling Amazon version is making it simpler than ever to create your own outdoor oasis, complete with a swinging hammock.
What is it?
The Vivere Combo Hammock and Stand is a colourful addition to any outdoor space, whether you’re looking to update a backyard, patio or balcony. Starting at $119, it includes a durable woven hammock, a sturdy zinc-coated stand and even a handy carrying case to pack it all away at the end of the season.
This set is perfect for outdoor spaces that may not have access to trees or other structures that would traditionally be needed to string up a hammock, and helps to bring the spirit of vacation directly to your own outdoor spaces. It assembles in minutes without the need for any tools, so you can spend less time building and more time enjoying your new hammock.
Available in dozens of colour combinations, you can choose your favourite design to coordinate with any existing outdoor decor. It’s advertised to hold up to 450 pounds, and has plenty of space for two adults to kick back and relax.
SHOP IT: Amazon, from $120
What shoppers are saying
The Vivere set has racked up a near-perfect 4.8 star rating, and with more than 7,000 reviews worldwide, it’s currently Amazon Canada’s best-selling hammock. Shoppers have noted that it features a sturdy design and does indeed take just a few minutes to put together.
“Being a bigger guy, I was pretty concerned about it holding my weight,” said one reviewer. “That said, it held my weight and my wife together, almost maxing out the top end of the weight limit. To the date of this review it has held up perfectly.”
“This was one of the best purchases for the summer!” added another. “I put it together in about 10 minutes with no special tools [and] I've spent many an hour lounging and reading in this on my high rise balcony. Almost makes you forget you're in the city.”
Shoppers have noted that over time, the strings that anchor the hammock to the stand do begin to stretch out, but it’s not an issue that can’t be easily resolved. The included instruction manual recommends simply adjusting the tension of the strings to reach your desired height and fight off any potential sagging.
While trees have often been required to take advantage of the comfort and relaxation of an outdoor hammock, this set from Vivere makes it possible to replicate the feeling of being on vacation no matter what your outdoor space looks like.
Shoppers have praised it for being easy to assemble and take apart if you want to take it along on cottage or camping trips. You’ll just want to make sure that you maintain the integrity of the strings by regularly inspecting their tension levels to avoid your hammock sinking too low to the ground over time.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.