Hammocking: A Growing Trend

Hammock (n.): a bed made of canvas or of rope mesh and suspended by cords at the ends, used as garden furniture or on board a ship

Hammocking (v.): to hammock

Recently, I’ve noticed a very growing trend: hammocking. I first heard of it about a year ago. I first heard of friends hammocking in May of this year. I first started hammocking a couple weeks ago.

When I was younger, and I found out that a friend had a hammock, their backyard was t20150829_130055he place to be! But now? Me, a college kid, hammocking? I’m serious. Though it sounds childish, or like I’m a cruise boat passenger, hammocking is now one of my favorite past times.

It’s relaxing. I get a lot of reading done. I get studying done. I can take a nap. I can go alone. I can go with friends. I can put my hammock up high or down low. I can layer with friends or we can be separate of people.

There are many types of hammocks, apparently. There are woven hammocks, there are rope hammocks, and there are nylon hammocks. There are brand name hammocks, like ENO, which I have (I binge spent on that one), and there are off brand, like OuterEQ (which pretty much all of my friends have).

But, honestly, if you wanna pick up a new activity that’s super chill, I’d get a hammock.

All photos are taken by me.