Monday, May 17, 2021

Reviewing Round Tree-Swings

 As a child, my favorite playground toy was the swing. Metal  A-frame swing sets were in many yards. My family had one. And I loved to play on it, swinging so high that the legs lifted out of the ground and threatened to tip over. As I am making plans to move out of my apartment and into my own home, one of the things on my "must have" list is a swing. But what type? I have recently decided that I will have a single round tree swing.

My son on their tree swing

Over time, my son had sent photos and videos of my grandkids in their round swing. They loved that thing and laughed the entire time I pushed them in it during visits. It was durable and only needed a sturdy tree branch to hang from. And as you can see from the photograph above, it was sturdy enough for adults. However, I am a larger adult and did not feel confident using it. 

As time grows closer to moving to my own land, I have thought about swings. I want one the grandkids can enjoy when they visit but also one that I can use.  And I weigh a good bit more than my son does. So I was considering using an old fashioned wooden swing hanging from a tree branch or from the underside of my deck.

Then, a benefit of being an Amazon affiliate, I see what others are purchasing. I saw the SUPER DEAL 48" round, web swing. Rated up to 700 lbs, I can easily swing on this securely.

You see, as an Amazon Affiliate, I am able to see what was purchased via the links on my reviews. I cannot see who purchased it (providing privacy for the buyers) but I do get a link for the item. And I was thrilled to see this swing! It was a sign that I need a comfy tree swing rather than a wooden swing.

SUPER DEAL Extra Large 48" Web Swing

With over 1,000 ratings, this swing is rated at 4.8 out of 5 stars (at the time of this writing). Reading over the reviews and comments, a couple of the previous complaints have been addressed and have been fixed. For examples, there were a few older reviews that stated the knots/fasteners did not hold up. A more recent review shows photos of the improved clamp system. 

Details:

  • 48" diamater, extra large swing
  • Durable - rope and frame made of UV resistant materials
  • Metal frame
  • 71" rope length
  • holds up to 700 pounds

You may be asking why I don't buy an A-frame swing set. Or a play set that includes a swing. 

The number one reason I don't want to purchase a stand-alone swing set is because then I have something to mow around.  Also, with my steep slope yard, the A-frame swing set would not be safe.  

My grandkids all live several hundreds of miles away. If I were going to have children at my home on a regular basis, a play set would be the best option (except for the large up-front expense). For all of these reasons I am opting for a round, web swing.

And this Super Deal, super-sized swing will be perfect as I'll be able to lounge in it. Whether hanging from a tree branch down in my woods or from a support beam on my deck, you can count on me using this swing often.




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10 comments:

  1. A different approach to the old fashioned tire tree swing of years ago. Still round (like the tires were - LOL), but with much more practical features, such as strength & durability. Nice. My son has one in his backyard that his two boys 12 & 7 can, and do, use together.

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    1. Tire swings!!!! I had forgotten about tire swings! What great memories.

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  2. This extra-large, sturdy, contoured round tree swing looks so much more comfortable than an old-fashioned tree swing with a straight wooden seat! How lovely that you will be able to enjoy it, too, whenever you like, as well as your son and grandkids when they come to visit.

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    1. Thank you Margaret. I can't wait to hear the grand's giggles up on the ridge.

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  3. I love the idea of putting the swing under your deck! I wouldn't have thought of that and it seems like a great way to enjoy that fabulous view from your new home as well as swing. Like you, I always enjoyed swinging as a child, and I still enjoy it as an adult. I just don't swing as high as I did as a child. Leaping from the swing in mid-flight doesn't seem quite so prudent as an adult.

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  4. It sounds like you and your family are going to have many happy hours on this swing! A lovely addition to your garden from where you can enjoy all the lovely plants on your land while relaxing and no doubt having a fun time when your grandchildren visit :)

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  5. It sure looks like you are going to have a lot of fun with that swing. There is park near our son's house with the same swing. We take our granddaughters there and we can't keep them off of it.

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  6. I can see you in it now. You will be either writing or reading or a combination of the two. I think this is a great idea and could see myself lounging in it as well. All grown ups need a special "toy" of their own and I think you have found the perfect one for your new place! I like that it's inexpensive enough to have two of them. One for the woods and one closer to home under the overhang. Great place to watch out rain storms and such! Very nice indeed Dawn Rae!

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  7. A country home just doesn't seem complete without the right swing. I'm glad you found yours now so you can begin to enjoy it immediately. I've been longing for a porch swing. I think it is time for me to act on that yearning. Thanks for the nudge.

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  8. Our neighbor up the street put one of these on their front yard tree for the kids, it's fantastic. Wish we had a tree we could hang this from; I'd love to have one.

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