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The Best Hammock Chairs on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. That’s why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about the best lawn chairs, discovered the best beach chairs, and researched the best camping hammocks, here we share the best hammock chairs for relaxation and swinging bliss, as chosen by Amazon reviewers. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best rope hammock chairs

Sunnydaze Hanging Caribbean Extra Large Hammock Chair

“Incredibly comfortable hammock chair. Something almost magical happens when you use this chair. I know this sounds strange, but you feel so relaxed and so at ease when you get in this hammock chair. From looking at it, you might think you’d feel squished or uncomfortable, but quite the opposite happens. I am petite, but my husband is an average-size man and he, too, experiences the same feeling.”

Krazy Outdoors Mayan Hammock Chair

“I had ordered a smaller hammock chair and discovered that I really did need a place to put my feet, so I ordered this chair. I love it I bought the coffee/tan/brown color and it looks awesome on my front porch. It’s comfortable and I especially like the fact that, being webbed, it allows my whole body to enjoy any breezes that come along. It’s like a fan for your backside! Hanging, it almost looks like artwork due to the rich colors, the materials, and the pattern used to create the chair. Another plus with this chair is that it dries quickly. The other hammock chair is padded and when it gets wet, it’s out of commission for a while.”

Caribbean Hammocks Large Caribbean Hammock Chair

“This is the absolute best outdoor ‘furniture’ I have. It has a high back and is very easy to sit in. You can actually pull it all the way to your feet, so it acts like a footrest just like described. Super soft and comfortable. Very, very sturdy frame. The brown is really pretty and goes well with my pergola and gives a super-tropical feel in my small, no-view backyard. It actually feels like I am sitting on a beach!”

Best cotton-weave hammock chair

Hammock Sky Large Brazilian Hammock Chair

“There is a reason people still hang hammocks from their trees. And this hammock chair is a perfect example! The wood frame is very sturdy, the knots are well-done, and the fabric is soooooo soft. I’m 150 pounds and it held me beautifully … like a babe in the womb. Holds my husband’s 200-pound frame easily as well. The day it was hung, I sat in it for hours and even took a little siesta … heaven! The only problem I have is that now we need another one because my husband and I fight over who gets to sit in it! Fantastic product! Best money I’ve spent in a long time!”

Best cushioned hammock chairs

Sorbus Hanging Rope Hammock Chair Swing Seat

“This is a nifty product. It’s well-made and more comfortable than a chair because it cradles and supports most of your body — even your head and neck. There are two pillows to make it all the more cozy. I love to read or listen in comfort to an audiobook as I swing gently and turn so that the light hits my book perfectly. I bought a second chair for my daughter at school who will study in hers on an outside deck. She can quickly unhook it and bring it inside if it rains. I hung my hammock by throwing a couple dollars worth of chain over a beam. A branch would work fine, too.”

Blissun Hanging Hammock Chair

“I absolutely love this comfy hammock swing. The pillows are soft and fluffy, perfect for snuggling. No fading or shrinking after washing and tossing pillows in dryer. I am so happy that I bought this hammock chair swing!”

Best macramé hammock chair

Sorbus Hammock Chair Macrame Swing

“My granddaughters love, love, love these chairs. I saw a storm brewing on Christmas morning if I only bought one and decided to get one for each sister. They are nuts about these chairs! Built well, nice décor for their rooms, very comfortable. The installation is a bit of work, [but] worth the trouble when you see what a hit these make for the recipients, any gender, any age, indoors or out.”

Best jumbo-size hammock chair

Hammock Sky XXL Hammock Chair Swing

“Warning: Buying one of these chairs will change your life. Stress and back pain will be a thing of the past. People will be jealous of your newfound smile. Your beer will taste better. You will fight your children in an underground fight to the death to remain in control of the happiness this chair provides. Once you have defeated your children, you will be able to fully relax in your new backyard that magically turned into a Zen garden. Buy the chair.”

Best freestanding hammock chair

Sorbus Hanging Rope Hammock Chair Swing Seat With Adjustable Multi-Use Stand

“I got this as a gift for my wife. We don’t have any place to put up a full hammock, so I thought I would give it a try. She could not be happier with it. Easy assembly. High quality. Very comfortable.”

Best hammock chair with a drink holder

Best Choice Products Hammock Hanging Chair Air

“I bought this to replace one I had for 13 years but finally bit the dust. The new model is nylon instead of canvas, but I find that is dries faster, is a little more comfortable, and with the pillow and drink holder, it is better than the old one. The armrests are lower than some other models I saw and that is a good thing because you aren’t crowded between the side poles and armrests. It is just what I wanted and works great. Now I just need to find more time to spend in it!”

Best hammock chair for kids

Driftsun Hammock Pod

“My 3-year-old daughter squealed as I opened the box. Best thing ever. She runs to it every morning and evening when she gets home from day care. She loves to swing on her playground swings, but when it’s too hot out, this provides a perfect, comfy swing inside her playroom.”

Best hammock chair with an umbrella canopy

Best Choice Products Hanging Chaise Lounger Chair

“This has got to be one of the smartest purchases I’ve made. This chaise lounge is beautiful just to look at, and it adds a sense of being in the Bahamas, or at least on vacation. Then, you get into this beauty and it moves in large circular motions, gently sending you into shock that it feels a little bit like flying! And as it gently slows into a comfortable rocking motion, you find yourself starting to nod off … my whole backyard has taken on a different point of view and I notice things I really didn’t enjoy before.”

Best budget hammock chair

Club Fun Hanging Rope Chair

“After dinner I go out with a glass of wine and sink into my chair and feel a million miles away. Very comfortable and easy to move if you don’t want to leave it out in the weather. My 250-pound weight-lifting son sat in it and I am happy to say it holds him quite well. Much sturdier than I thought for the price. We were looking at a Swingasan, which is priced around $300. We thought we would just give this one a try first and we’re very pleased. We think we need three more now so we can all have one. Great purchase.”

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The Best Hammock Chairs on Amazon, According to Reviewers