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The hot tub hammock is much better than it sounds

The hot tub hammock is much better than it sounds

The hot tub hammock is much better than it sounds

"The Hydro Hammock gives us the bliss of a hot tub and the supportive comfort and freedom of a hammock."

You had us at "Hydro Hammock".

What sounds like the brainwave of a sweaty flat of university 'lads' is actually the genuine creation of Benjamin H. Frederick, an Oregon-based inventor who knows his way around the wet end of a hut tub. 

The Hydro Hammock is a more complicated feat of engineering than a durable, waterproof sling of fabric: squeezed into its wheelie storage box is a battery powered gas water heating system, offering three hours of warm bubbly water after a full charge. Attach the water inlet to a garden tap or body of water (even the sea), stick the outlet pipe into your hammock, and lie back as the Hydrohammock's heating system pumps a supply of pleasantly warm (or cold) liquid into your hanging hot tub.

Currently seeking funding via Kickstarter, you can order a Hydro Hammock for $260 (£169), with first deliveries expected in September 2015.

Until then, you're just going to have to make do with filling up a that grubby blue tarpaulin you left in the loft with tepid bath water. 

(Images: Hydro Hammock)