Here's a quick look at some of the most interesting designs I've seen, starting with the Sling ($744), above, by the design studio Ting and sold through Branch Home. It's handmade from reclaimed nylon seat belt webbing otherwise destined for a landfill. The manufacturer touts the design’s durability and weather resistance, and it's also available in orange, camel, pink and light blue.

Browsing: Six colorful riffs on the hammock - Outdoor

The Green Vineyard hammock above is handmade by Maya artists of the Yucatán peninsula. They say a hammock mimics the loving embrace of a mother. Price: $55.99 through Novica.