You do not need two trees to hang up this hammock. Instead, you can set up this free-standing hammock wherever there is space to relax. It comes with its own stand, on which you can hang a breathable netting. Everything is collapsible and can be packed into a carrying bag. Mobility-wise, it may be a bit of a challenge to lug these things around. The polyester net weighs 1kg and the stands come in two models – the basic one weighs 8kg and can carry a person up to 1.8m tall and who weighs 170kg. The deluxe stand weighs 9kg and can carry a person up to 2m tall and who weighs 200kg. But it is easy to set up.
You just need to snap the self-locking catches at the four corners of the stand in place and then proceed to hang the netting. The height can be adjusted at the legs of the hammock. The product was launched by Mr Ernest Ng, 26, when he was still a final-year business marketing student at the Nanyang Technological University. He had seen people using freestanding hammocks at New York’s Central Park during his travels and wanted to adapt a version for Singapore. He says: “Unlike most of the hammocks with stands I saw overseas, which were large and heavy and could be be used only in backyards and patios, Airmocks is portable and can be collapsed without the use of any tools.”
Price: $158 (basic) and $188 (deluxe)
Where to buy: www.airmocks.com and Tangs in Orchard Road
Photo: Courtesy of Jane Tor