We’re in the thick of summer, which means we’re likely to think of summer-y things, like barbecues, watermelon, the beach, hammocks, hot tubs… But what if you combined those last two? That’s right, a hot tub hammock! Benjamin Frederick’s Kickstarter campaign did just that and, on July 14th, reached its goal of $50,000 for the Hydro Hammock. (Not only its goal, but above its goal: $72,943.)
I don’t know about you, but I’d love one. It’s not only water-filled, but heated, too. (And requires less water than bathtubs!) You can fit your significant other in it with you and it can hold up to 50 gallons of water (and 20 gallons is suggested as the minimum). In total, it can support 700 pounds (but try that at your own risk). Here, you can see three people in one (which looks a little precarious and like a sitcom prank waiting to happen).
What does Hydro Hammock‘s inventor and CEO say?
“It is amazing to be floating in water and supported by a hammock nearly anywhere. I have tested it in over 30 locations and watched 25 friends try it for the first time, and love it. Really a heavenly experience… Sitting sideways gives great posture for meditation.” — Benjamin H. Frederick, Hydro Hammock Inventor and CEO
And what do users say?
“Pure camping bliss.” — CNET
“It’s a private paradise… and with room to share! How cool is that? There’s really nothing like this anywhere… and you can put it almost anywhere you want it. It’s removable so you can take it with you and can be put where pools can’t go. I’m in love, it’s where I hang on Sundays.” — Chef Tracy Fleming, Glaser Organic Farms
“Finally someone has combined my two favorite things, hammocking and hot tubs. This will be key to injury rehab and general wellness.” –Dr. Casey Frieder, DC., Southern Oregon Active Health
Now that its Kickstarter goal was reached, the Hydro Hammocks are available for purchase.
- Hydro Hammock 1 (more compact), $480
- Hydro Hammock 2 (you can add an insulation pad between the layers or make it into a water bed), $680 (can double as a water bed)
- Portable Heater System, $1950
(And if any of you happen to have a spare one laying (or hanging) around, let me know.)