10 Things You Didn’t Realize About Hammocks

Traveller XXL 3-LDespite Punxsutawney Phil having told us that spring is still quite a ways off in the distance, we’re not buying it. Not at all. If the calendar hanging over your desk says it’s March, then doggone it, it’s March and warm spring sunshine can’t be far off.

(No need to turn on The Weather Channel. Just take our word for it.)

So as you start rummaging through your backyard summertime gear, seeing what you need and what you don’t (Lawn darts? Seriously?), it’s time to get that hammock you’ve been wanting.

Why?

Glad you asked: Here’s 10 reasons you want a Byer of Maine hammock from Amazonas: Continue reading

GREAT EXPECTATIONS: What You Can Expect From Byer Of Maine

This photo was sent to us by Ashlyn in California, who has really come to love her Easy Traveller Hammock.

This photo was sent to us by Ashlyn in California, who has really come to love her Easy Traveller Hammock.

We received a great email from Clark in Michigan last week and thought it was worth passing on. Owner of a pair of our TriLite Cots for several years, the cots’ covers had recently started to come apart — so we sent him two replacements.

“We’re ready to go camping again this summer!” Clark wrote to us. “I appreciate you standing behind your product. I’ll tell anyone who cares to know that I think your cots are comfortable and you folks are great to work with when things aren’t quite right. Have a great coming year.”

Sure, you’ve stumbled upon this post and are thinking to yourself that this reads like shameless self-promotion. And, in the interest of full disclosure, that’s probably a little bit true. But the story behind the story illustrates a much larger picture.

We take customer service — nay, customer satisfaction — seriously. Very seriously. Continue reading

HOOKED UP: Hanging The Chair You Got For Christmas


If you got a new hanging chair for Christmas but don’t have the slightest idea how you’re going to hang it, we’ve got a great new video that shows you just how easy it can be.

The Swivel Chair Hook from Byer of Maine is constructed to take all of the guesswork out of hanging a chair, either indoors or out. Crafted from heavy steel, the hook rotates 360 degrees for both convenience and comfort.

Watch the video above to learn just how easy it is to install the Swivel Chair Hook. The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll have that Brazil Hammock Chair out of the box and hanging in a spot where you can really enjoy it.

— TB

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HAMMOCK LINES: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

Barbados Sunset in Viking Stand-MSo, you’re thinking about how cool it was to go on vacation when you were a kid and lie around in Auntie Belinda’s backyard hammock. Or you’re tired of camping in a tent and want to sleep out in the open air. Or you’re seeing that the holidays are fast approaching, and you need a cool, knock-it-out-of-the-park gift for that friend who’s still mad about The Buddy Holly Story VHS cassette you never returned.

Whatever it is, you’re still on the fence about the Amazonas hammock line from Byer of Maine.

Well, don’t be. These things are awesome. How awesome? Here are five things I bet you didn’t know about Byer’s Amazonas hammocks:

1) From Brazil, With Love: When we say Amazonas hammocks are handcrafted in the Brazilian tradition, we mean it. Like, we REALLY mean it. Continue reading