4 Reasons you need a hammock while lakeside camping

We all know hammocks are great. But there are certain times, certain places, where their greatness is amplified.

One such magical place is on the shore of a lake.

If you’ve never hammocked lakeside, here are 4 reasons you should add a visit to a local lake to your calendar. Bring a tent, stay the night, and, with a hammock, you will have an experience for the memory book.

1. Catch a breeze
Rocking in a breeze is one of the main reasons people like to hammock. Breezes are much more common on the shore of a body of water thanks to the difference in temperature on shore versus over the water.


Hammocking on a lake, you’ll not only catch a breeze, you’ll be able to ride it all afternoon. Try NOT to be relaxed with a constant gentle breeze pushing at your hammocks straps…

2. Air Dry
Of course, if you’re camping on a lake you’re probably going to go swimming.

Rather than toweling off immediately, set your hammock up in a sunny spot beforehand. Then, when you’re ready to dry off, hop in your hammock and relax in the sun’s rays.


You’ll warm up, dry off, get some vitamin D, and feel great.

3. Relax in the Water AND on Land
There are few things more relaxing than being gently suspended in a lake’s water. One thing that is more relaxing? Being suspended between two trees after spending the day in the water.


Without a hammock, your post-swim seating options are rigid and rather un-relaxing.

With a hammock, though, you can keep the relaxation train going from lake to land.

4. Lakeside Sunsets From a Hammock
Sunsets are nature’s daily gift.

Watching the sun set over a calm lake is one of the best ways to receive that gift.

Perhaps the only way to watch a sunset that’s better than watching it set over a calm lake is to watch it set over a calm lake from a hammock.


It’s the perfect way to end a relaxing day, and the perfect way to end our list of reasons you need to bring a hammock with you the next time you go to a lake.

Reminder – September is the last month to win a La Siesta Travel Hammock through our contest on The Dyrt!

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4 Reasons You Should Camp With a Hammock

According to a poll from our friends at REI, a comfy hammock is the number 1 must-have piece of gear for every backpacking trip.

To hammock-ers around the world, this fact is self-evident.

But for those who haven’t yet converted to the Church of the Swaying Hammock, we want to make it clear why backpackers are in love with their hammocks. So, we worked with our partners at The Dyrt to put together this list of 4 reasons you should pack a hammock next time you go camping.
1. Add another dimension to your campsite
There’s something uniquely exciting about sitting several feet off the ground enveloped in a strip of fabric. You aren’t on a log, you aren’t on a tiny folding camp chair, and you’re not crammed into a cross-legged position in your tent. Hammocks let you experience your campsite in a completely different way from other camp seating options.
2. Don’t settle for a picnic bench weekend
Sitting on a picnic bench all weekend gets old fast. Give yourself another option by bringing your hammock with you. You can change where it’s set up and switch off between picnic bench and hammock, making your camping getaway all the more enjoyable.
3. Relaxing moments are even more relaxing in a hammock
When you’re camping and the temperature is just right, the sun’s out, and there’s a light breeze… it doesn’t get much better. Unless you have a hammock, then it does get better. Enjoying ideal conditions from a hammock means your whole body can relax, allowing you to really soak in your environment. And, let’s face it, perfect conditions are few and far between. However, whether conditions are ideal of poor, hammocks set you up for maximum relaxation.
4. Surrender to the flow of a hammock
There’s a carefree je ne sais quoi that goes along with rocking in the breeze, book in hand, hearing leaves rustle overhead. For a brief moment, you feel like another leaf yourself, lost in nature (our, more accurately, found). Unlike other seating options, hammocks are not rigid. They move and flow, both with your movements and with those of the world around you. Letting go of the control that comes with rigid seating can help you relax even more than you would otherwise.

So, next time you go camping, consider bringing a hammock. You won’t regret it.

Don’t have a hammock? You can win one of our Travel Hammocks through our contest on The Dyrt. If you’ve ever camped in Michigan, you can enter our contest by submitting your campground review to the thedyrt.com.

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Create the ultimate hang out with hammock chairs

Hammock chairs are uniquely wonderful. When you sit in one, you get to experience all of the peace and relaxation of a regular hammock while staying seated upright. And while a regular hammock uses horizontal space, a hammock chair uses vertical space, making it perfect for hanging in a tree. In this article, we’ll show you how to properly hang a hammock chair in a tree with as many friends as you’d like to bring along so that you can create the ultimate hang out. (more…)

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Hang Multiple Hammocks On a Single Branch

For hammock lovers, it’s the ultimate dilemma. What do you do when you’ve got plenty of hammocks but not enough trees? Luckily, just because you’re short on trees doesn’t mean you’ve got to suffer. We’re here to help you find the best ways to hang multiple hammocks on a single branch. (more…)

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How to Comfortably Share a Double Hammock

Hammocks are designed with comfort in mind, which is why they tend to provide a better night’s rest than a bed, but they can pose a problem when an extra person gets involved. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to cuddle up with your significant other while hanging on a hammock, but you’ll have to take steps to do it right if you don’t want to end up on the floor. Keep these tips in mind when doubling up on a double hammock. (more…)

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How to Stay Warm While Hammock Camping

There’s nothing quite like hammock camping. It’s just you, your trusty hammock, and the seemingly infinite night sky. Make sure that your next trip is a success by consulting our guide to keeping warm, even when the temperatures dip. Now get out there and have fun! (more…)

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What Happens When Your Hammock Gets Wet

Even the most well-cared for hammocks occasionally get left out in the rain. Or spilled on. Or exposed to storage-season dampness. Whatever the reason, it’s important to know what to do if your hammock gets wet. We’ve rounded up some tips and tricks to help you identify potential water-related issues and advice on how to resolve them. (more…)

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The Impact of Hammocks on Posture

One of the first questions many people have when thinking about buying a hammock, whether for decoration, camping or to replace their beds, is how sleeping in one might affect their rest and posture. Well, we know for certain that sleeping in hammock can actually provide a better night’s rest than a mattress. As for posture, it depends on whether or not you sleep correctly on your hammock. (more…)

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Three Hammocks that are Great for Kids

For hammock enthusiasts with children, the desire to expose your child to a hammock at an early age is a great one. After all, hammocking is not only one of your favorite pastimes – it also has the possibility of enhancing your child’s life. With a hammock, your child can play games with their friends, enjoy nature or simply relax at the end of a long day as you do. Fortunately, LA SIESTA makes three wonderful hammocks specifically built for children that are sure to get your child excited about the pastime. (more…)

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The Impact of Hammocks on Core Strength

It is well known that strength is improved by balance. Personal trainers across the world use balance trainers to strengthen the outer portions of their clients’ bodies; most yoga poses implement balance and give its posers a first-class workout. Balance is an excellent way to promote physical fitness physical fitness, so it should come as no surprise that using a hammock on a regular basis is a great way to improve your core strength. (more…)

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