Floating Water Hammocks

Posted on May 17, 2010. Filed under: Zoei's Corner |

With Summer just around the corner, I thought I’d share a story about how I try to stay cool during the Summer Heat.
floating water hammock
The floating water hammocks are the most amazing water floats around. My family and I take a lot of trips to the Colorado River in Arizona and let me tell you in the summer, it gets hot, hot, hot (I’m talking 120 degrees hot)!

We’ve tried everything you can imagine to try and cool down, but the “river heat” is like sticking your head in an oven – it’s that hot! We lay on rafts in the water, kiddie pools on the shore, float down stream in our life vests and even sit on the shore in a sun chair. So, I thought, “What the heck”, I’ll try out a floating water hammock.

I’ll admit, getting into the floating water hammock made me a little nervous. I didn’t want to be “that girl” that tips her raft over trying to get in it, but the raft was actually pretty easy to get into – I just pushed it down into the water and hopped on. It’s strange at first because I wasn’t used to laying IN the water, but after about 58 seconds, I was lounging in style, in the cool comfort of the Colorado River.

The floating water hammock has an inflated head rest and foot rest and a very convenient floating beverage holder – what more could you ask for! If you don’t want to lay flat down in the raft, you can easily adjust it to semi-recline, straddle or transform it into an arm chair. There are clips on the side of the floating water hammocks so you can clip them together as you float down river, which is what my sister and I did.

Here is why I think the floating water hammock is better than my old-school methods of cooling off at the river:

Life-vest floating = No tan
Regular raft = Have to jump off every 10 minutes and cool off in the water
Sitting in a chair on the shore = Can’t go anywhere
Laying in the kiddie pool = Come on, I don’t think I need spell that one out. 😉

Do you have any ideas on how to cool off in the hot, summer heat – let me know. You can send me an email at tips@improvementscatalog.com.

–Zoei
Improvements DIY Hobbiest

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I have one of these but I haven’t been able to find it again. Can you tell me where you bought your water hammock?


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