Grab a hammock and daydream of better days to come

hammock

If you have two metres or so of space, you can sling a hammock. And in these days of social distancing and self isolation, what better way of whiling away your leisure time? Snooze, read a book or daydream about better days to come.

The word hammock originates from the Taino people of Central America who used the word hamaca to describe nets made from rope fibres. Hammocks themselves can be traced back 1,000 years to the Mayan civilization. The simple suspended beds provided a clever way to avoid dangerous creatures.

We have three modern lightweight hammocks to give away. This one-person hammock from Quechua measures a roomy 260 x 152cm and is fabricated from comfortable soft-touch polyester. Sling it up inside, between trees in your garden or take it further afield on a future trip in place of a tent.

To be in with a chance of winning a hammock, simply leave us a comment below and let us know where you’d sling it up.

 

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Comments

  1. johnny faro

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    Yes please. got one but need one for the kids. Id sling it up in my garden for night camping to out to make up for the fact we cant go away at the moment

  2. Tom Lawfield

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    Yeah I’d hang mine up in the garden here at my parents, and actually read my book as opposed to being distracted by facebook memes! Ha.

  3. Rory Harkins

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    I’ve only got 1 tree in the back garden, so I’d need to build some sort of a stand for the other end but I’ll give it a shot.

  4. Malcolm

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    Have trees, will sling

  5. Peter Clark

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    In the back garden where I have two conveniently placed trees!

    • Kim gray

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      For my intrepid world adventurer older son, he’d definitely use this , 👍🏼

  6. Anna Mahoney

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    That looks delightful! ….. happy memories of childhood beneath a glorious mulberry tree we had in our garden.

    • Yousaf Mirza

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      You almost caught me napping!

  7. Tim Earl

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    Oh yes, I’d love a hammock. It would help me to become more laid-back.

  8. Carol W

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    Something to look forward to when we’re all out of lockdown

  9. Julian Fargher

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    Also anti Virus face mask for passing giants, big friendly only.

  10. Peter Veasey

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    The children and grandchildren would love this. Our new verandah would be the perfect location for one of these.

  11. Beverley Norman

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    Lots of trees, no hammock! Give me somewhere to rest after gardening

  12. Barry Dillon

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    I’d put it up in my bedroom , got my time on my hands at moment and while the time away with a good book. And use my tablet to plan my next holiday away , and then it will definitely come away with me to chill out on.🙂

  13. Joanna

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    I’d love to sling a hammock in the garden between the trees and relax in it with my baby daughter and my cat Bonnie

  14. Andrea Partridge

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    My daughter would love this. She could string it up in the garden between 2 trees. Her school battlefields trip has been cancelled and today she found out that a big climbing competition in Austria at the end of June has also been cancelled. Looks like she’s going to have a lockdown 13th birthday in a couple of weeks too!!

  15. Jon Vamplew

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    They say, people would mock me as I Ham it up in an exaggerated manner, however I would be too laid back in my Hammock strung between the shed and the apple try to concern my chilled self.

  16. Richard

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    I could self-isolate on the balcony with the hammock, leaving the rest of the family the run of the (rather small) flat.

  17. Pamela

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    Staying in the garden, warm amd comfortable, in a world of dreams

  18. Gavin

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    The Stranglers “No More Heroes”….. “…just hanging around”.

  19. Lucy

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    Hammocks are the signature of this shut down! Now we can take time to enjoy them…

  20. David Gray

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    Does it come with two trees?

  21. tattwa

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    I have a big old apple tree on which to hang it, can’t wait!

  22. Raf

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    This will be great for slinging next to the trampoline and bouncing out of bed!

  23. Damian Connaughton

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    In my friend’s garden in the summer once all this coronavirus goes away!

  24. John

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    It looks great would look good in my sons garden for the granddaughter

  25. Jo Furley

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    My daughter would love this strung up between our apple trees.

  26. Laura Turney

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    We’d sling it up in the garden. Between two redundant washing line posts, near the magnolia tree & the rhubarb patch. The summer months will zip by watching the kids argue about who gets to loz in it 🙂

  27. Gillian

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    Between two trees at the local community garden. Then everyone coming there could have a lie down between bouts of weeding.

  28. Russ Taylor

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    I used to have a hammock similar to that when my kids were little. I would be relaxing quietly in the back garden and one of my kids would come and say “Daddy, can I have a cuddle please?” and of course the rest of their siblings didn’t want to be left out, so they would climb in too until I had 5 of them in all at once (it was a big hammock) and my backside would be touching the floor, but I wouldn’t have changed if for anything.

    Well my kids are all grown up now, some with kids of their own and my hammock wore out a long time ago. Maybe it’s time to get another one and share it with my 4 grandkids instead!

  29. james

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    Looks good I used to have one in my garden and this could replace it. When we are allowed to go way it could go with me to further feilds

  30. James

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    That looks like fun, just need the weather to go with it!

  31. Bonnie

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    Lazy days ahead!

  32. Mark Bobbitt

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    I would sling one between the horse chestnut tree on the edge of the garden and the garage. It looks amazing.

  33. Matthew Blackmore

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    I’m not getting hung up on this but my kids would love this, and are hanging on my every word now in case we win.

  34. Gillian

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    Great fun for all the family! 😍

    Thanks for the competition ETA.

  35. Jim Woodlingfield

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    I’d like to think it would be an exciting, bikepacking adventure. However, it’s more likely to be with the kids in the back garden…

  36. PeteG

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    Got the perfect spot under a Silver Birch, so should be able to ‘shake a leg’ or ‘sling my hook’ as the occasion arises.

  37. Inge Clemente

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    I’d die and go to heaven in one of these!

  38. Jeanette Hanley

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    In the front garden where we get the sun. Just swing and chill 😎 with a refreshing iced tea.

  39. Craig

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    Perfect for hanging around in the back garden observing government instructions.

  40. Gordon

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    While we are just hanging around, this would be a welcome way to enjoy the (most local of) outdoors.

  41. Mark

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    Lovely for a snooze in the garden

  42. Brian

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    I have one tree, but maybe I could hold up the other end while my wife had a snooze?

  43. John Morgan

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    Yes please – I’d hang it up in my home office so I can take a power snooze 😉

  44. Jez

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    Yes please ours has just broken

  45. Stevo

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    Perfect choice of prize by ETA for this time of your, for this weather and on this lockdown situation. BRAVO ETA!

  46. TheCyclist

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    Yes please. So much lighter and less space & safer than a stretcher. A lot more fun, too. May I have one, please? Pretty Pretty, please? 🙏🙏🙏❤❤

  47. Hilary Foster

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    Ahh a hammock between the two trees at the back of the house, with shade for ASD daughter who hates to be hot but needs more fresh air would be just brilliant 🙂

  48. Iain Shanks

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    Perfect for the garden

  49. Bryn Jones

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    I’ve been in hospital with a stroke for 7 weeks so I presume it’s gone.

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