National Hammock Day

July22HammockJuly 22 is National Hammock Day! In honor of the holiday, we’re offering 20% off on all hammocks today only. So go pull out your hammock and enjoy some relaxation, even though it’s a Monday. You don’t have to wait for the weekend to relax and swing in the breeze with your hammock after all. It’s also National Ice Cream Month and National Grilling Month so it sounds like you should get all your gear together and have a great evening to celebrate summer. These three things together makes the trifecta of summer backyard fun!

Grand Trunk, one of our favorite brands, is celebrating today with a ton of giveaways across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram so be sure to check in with them today if you want to win some hammock prizes. But if you can’t wait, you can always come visit us and pick up a hammock and get your relaxin’ on.

The history of the hammock reaching global preparations is really thanks to Christopher Columbus when he brought hammocks back to the Old World after discovering the Americas. Spanish conquerors also noted the natives used suspended beds above the ground for protection from insects, animals, and snakes. But they didn’t really take off globally till the 1590s when they gained wider use through the British Navy. While the earliest hammocks were made form bark of the hammack tree, leading to it’s name, the Navy used canvas hammocks that became common across the world. They were used in ships well into the Second World War to allow for more soldiers to sleep aboard ships in small spaces without risk of falling out of bed in rough seas. Hammocks proved very well made for the job because when wrapped around oneself, it’s really hard to be tossed out by a big wave. Sailors eventually needed to take ships to cooler climes and developed spreader bars to keep the hammocks flatter with only a small lip so they could insert mattresses to stay warm.

Today you can find hammocks made out of hundreds of materials in thousands of designs. Grand Trunk’s nylon hammocks are just one variety of hammock and are some of the most comfortable because of the cooling abilities of the fabric.

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