If You Don't Have One Of These, You're Doing Summer Wrong

There’s something quintessentially summer-y about playing on a backyard swing. When you were a kid, you could spend hours pumping higher and higher, aiming for the tall treetops. Or, maybe you idled away a hot afternoon just swinging around in circles, drawing designs with your toes in the dirt. Now that you’re grown-up, though, we bet you don’t get nearly enough swing-time — if any. And, we're not the only nostalgic ones; Pinterest is full of boards celebrating the various swing-able options (wooden, reclaimed tires, etc.). We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the fleeting summer than installing one of these cool beauties in your backyard. Ready, set, relax!
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Plank Pose
This is the classic wooden swing, but (way) upgraded. Meticulously crafted of sustainably harvested black walnut, it comes with copper-finished, manila-rope leads.
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End Of Your Rope
It’s like a mini-hammock, just for you. The wide crossbar keeps the breezy, 100% cotton rope seat open and comfy. No trees in sight? Buy the stand and put this anywhere.
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This is the traditional board swing — exactly like the one you had when you were a kid. The difference: This one is sized for adult-you and made from durable hardwood.
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Sway Cool
This reclaimed-plastic swing (made from cast-off milk jugs and the like) adds a pop of color to your backyard. It’s fade-resistant and durable — and it’s even recyclable itself (though we doubt you’ll ever want to get rid of it).
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Make It A Double
Handmade in Indonesia, this curvy, built-for-two, mid-century swing looks great on a screened porch or even in your living room (if you go for that bring-the-outdoors-in trend).
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The Great Outdoors
It’s like a tent and a hammock had a baby. Made of sturdy cotton-poly canvas, this hideaway is perfect for whiling away a sunny afternoon.
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In The Bag
Now, this one’s like a beanbag chair and a hammock had a little bundle of joy. Made in the U.K., this hybrid comes in cotton canvas — or you can choose Sunbrella fabric to resist the effects of weather.

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