Why You Should Purchase a Hammock

With flowers blooming and campus warming up, hammocks can be seen strung between trees with students studying and socializing. Personally, I never thought that I would ever get a hammock. Too expensive, too hard to use, too high up, too *insert every excuse in the book*. After 2 semesters have been spent sitting in friend’s hammocks, I finally decided that I needed one for myself. After a weekend spent in my hammock, here are just a few reasons why you should get one too:


Relaxing: Swinging in a hammock after a long day of classes is a great way to distress. Whether you are with friends or alone, it is a nice way to take a break, put your feet up and just hang.

Sleeping: Instead of taking a nap in your dorm, take a nap outside in a hammock. The fresh air and sounds of nature help rock you to sleep. This also gets you outside instead of staying in all day long.


Homework: Working on school work in your dorm or the library all the time can get old. Taking work outside and in the hammock changes the scenery and will boost creativity.


Socializing: Hammocking with friends who also have hammocks is a great way to socialize. You can even purchase a two-person hammock so you and a friend can swing together.

Cheap: There is no need to purchase an expensive, name brand hammock. You can find a two-person hammock that comes with straps online for as low as $15.


Easy to use: My biggest fear was that I would not be able to put it up. Hammocks are very easy to use. With help from a tutorial online, friends who own hammocks already and some trial and error, you will be in a hammock in no time.

Outdoor fun: It can often be hard to remember to have fun outside when you have classes all day long. Having a hammock allows you to be outside and catch some sun rays.


Happiness booster: Being in a hammock gives a boost of happiness and energy that will bring joy to your daily life.


    Hammocks offer a variety of fun that will keep you happy during the warm months of the school year. At the end of the semester, all I can think is how happy I will be to come back to school and use my hammock again.