The Party Hammock

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more relaxing way to spend a summer afternoon than splayed out upon a hammock. Believe us, we know what we're talking about. But what about those times you're looking to add a few more to the slumber party? You hoist a Mega Hammock, which is big enough (and strong enough) to accommodate you and whichever four other people you're down to lounge with.

Totally spread out, the setup is a whopping eight by 25-feet and available in your choice of blue, brown, orange, or yellow ripstop nylon that's been hand-stitched and crafted by its designer, an FAA-certified parachute rigger. It's been made with an eye for the sort of standup quality you'd want in something suspending your whole crew in midair.

You may want to give it a test-drive with just three of you laying out, though, as that's as many as they promise it will accommodate comfortably. They do assure, though, that its maximum suspended weight is a cool 1,000 pounds, which is enough for several more than three, so long as you're not all the type of person who gorges on snacks in a hammock all day.

Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He would sleep out on a hammock more often if he weren't so terrified of being mugged/urban raccoons.