Target sent over some items from its new collection of exclusive eco-friendly outdoor living products designed by MIO. You may remember that I tried out the gardening tool set, but now I'm onto the MIO Organic Cotton Fabric Hammock ($59.99) from the collection. It's made from 100 percent cotton, and has an attached storage pouch for the hammock when it's not in use. To hear what I thought of this hammock,
I conveniently have a small fenced-in area on my rooftop, so the hammock was easy to hang with a short piece of chain and a spring link — and also easy to take down quickly when there's a rain shower. While the hammock is weather-resistant, I figured, why leave it out in the rain?
The hammock supports up to 250 lbs, and while I can't say that my weight comes anywhere close to there, I will say it held up perfectly for Yours Truly. Still, I wouldn't recommend it for more than one person at once. Beyond that, it is super comfortable. The hammock's canvas is pretty wide (55 inches wide by 80 inches long), and envelops you like a big hug, while shielding the wind. I am definitely guilty of taking multi-hour naps in it, which is testament to its comfort. You can also wipe the hammock clean with soap and water, which is convenient. So as far as function and comfort is involved, it's fantastic.
Let's move on to the design. The main canvas of the hammock is a versatile, natural, off-white color made from thick organic cotton, and it has smart green piping along the sides. Attached to one side is a green storage pouch that is absolutely cheerful, and which turns into a bag when you want to take it on the go. When opened to reveal the hammock, the interior of the pouch is a modern green and yellow leaf pattern that is fun and summery. In other words, it's completely adorable. Sold? Find your own MIO organic hammock at a Target near you.