So this post isn’t one of my usual DIY posts, BUT I was so excited when I was approached by Abba Patio to write a post and receive a free product! Although, I did have to assemble the product, so I guess you could consider that part of this post as a DIY! 🙂 Abba Patio sent me their Outdoor Portable Double Chaise Lounge Hammock Bed with Sun Shade and Wheels in exchange for an honest review of their product.
You can find Abba Patio’s store on Amazon here. They have a wide selection of umbrellas, gazebos, and patio furniture. You can purchase the Abba Patio Outdoor Portable Double Chaise Lounge Hammock Bed with Sun Shade and Wheels here:
Once I opened the packaging, everything was well wrapped and protected, so even though the box had taken a little bit of a beating, the contents inside were unscathed!
I took all the contents out of the box and laid them out on my back deck in the location where I was planning to assemble the hammock.
Everything was well wrapped in plastic and cardboard, and all the bolts and screws were nicely laid out in a styrofoam container so you could easily find and identify them. I unwrapped all the parts and pieces from their protective plastic and cardboard coverings.
All of the metal pieces were labeled with a sticker with a letter to identify the part (which is necessary because the instructions solely consist of diagrams with no narrative to help decipher the sometimes unclear picture). So onto assemble we go. I did have to utilize the instruction guide that came with the hammock.
Step one is building the frame for the hammock. The main thing to note in this step, is to make sure that the four curved pipes labeled “Y” are assembled so they round towards the side of the “Z” labeled pole with the attached shorter bar (I screwed this up when I first started to put the frame together, since, with no words, the instructions weren’t too clear on this step! 😉 ).
The next step involves sliding the hammock ends over the bars labeled “X”. Once that is done, you have to attach the bars with the hammock to the left and right sides of the frame. This part does require two people (unless you are superman or superwoman, then you may continue on with your own super strong self)! Even with two people, this step was a pain in the derriere! I would recommend loosening the screw on one of the corners (that attaches the “Y” bar to the “Z” bar) and then reattach that corner once the frame with the hammock is completely together. Otherwise, make sure there are no young children around because there will be some inappropriate words flying out of your mouth for that step! 🙂
Next up is the underneath support bars that cross from the left to right side of each of the legs. I was able to install these bars by myself, although I did have to lay the hammock on its side to get the bar attached to the front and back legs, that did make it easier to do by my lonesome.
Gettin’ there now! Time for the sun shade! Other than actually attaching the shade on the right and left side, I was able to complete this step on my own as well! One of the bars that attaches the canopy to the main frame was slightly tweaked as you can see in the picture below, but I was still able to get the bar into the proper slot with a little bit of force.
Once the canopy and sun shade were installed, I added the two pillows that come with the hammock. The pillows and hammock have velcro to attach them, which is awesome because you don’t have to worry about the pillows blowing away in a strong wind! Once the pillows were on, it was time to try out my new hammock in a few locations to see which spot it fit best! Since it has wheels on the front legs, it is super easy to move around to different locations.
I first tried it by the pool:
But since it is now Fall and we won’t be using the pool again until next Summer, I decided not to leave it there and instead place it somewhere I’ll use it now (although it will likely get moved back there next summer!). I then moved it out in front of our house to see if I wanted to keep it there:
I also tried a few locations in the back of the house. First under some trees near our pool gate:
Lastly, I tried it on my back deck, which I think is where I’m going to leave it, at least until next Summer. I often enjoy sitting on my back deck in the evenings and weekends, and this hammock is so comfortable and relaxing that it will make the perfect little spot to sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.
It took me about three hours to assemble the hammock by myself (except for the two instances mentioned above where you definitely need a second person to preserve your sanity!), and this is with taking a few short breaks during the assembly (it was a hot day!). The hammock seems well made and sturdy and is definitely comfortable. The assembly instructions could be improved, but other than that, I would recommend this hammock to anyone looking for a comfortable piece of patio furniture that also looks nice and adds to the decor of your backyard!
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