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I love hammock chairs (picture 4). Easier to get in & out of, they take up much less space and since they hang from above don't require 2 supports necessary to hang a regular hammock. Though the one in the photo is fabric, they are often made from woven string which gives much more ventilation if your location is hot. You can't tip out & kids love to spin in them. They come in at least 2 the larger size an adult can stretch out their legs. We have both types but I find myself always choosing the hammock chair.
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We have 2 ENO double-hammocks hanging under some trees in our yard. I asked for another for my birthday recently since we enjoyed and used the first one so much, often having to wait for our turn. (Not so relaxing for the person in the hammock.) We found the ENOs at REI in various colors. They are super comfortable and my husband and I can grab naps alone or together, cuddle or play with our granddaughter who loves to swing in them as hard as she can. We have ropes attached to nearby trees for pulling ourselves so we can swing and rock ourselves to sleep if we desire. I totally agree with one piece of advice in the article: make sure you hang them in shade so you can relax and even nap. Also, I’d recommend purchasing the straps for hanging the hammocks on the trees; they make hanging the hammocks super simple and are worth the additional cost. Additionally, the ENOs collapse really small into their own attached bag and we’ve also taken them hiking and camping. Perfect for two to sit in and chat or take a quick nap. (Also they are easy to take down if it rains hard. They do dry quickly, I just don’t like to wait for them to dry.) I like things to be easy and multi-functional and these are. (I even washed mine at the end of the season before putting it away and it came out great!) We love our hammocks, and think everyone needs a good cuddle on one.
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What a great collection of tips, background and photos! Thanks!

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