Is there anything as free and breezy as swinging in a hammock?  The folks at Grand Trunk have created a fun model for kids in the same featherweight parachute nylon as its popular adult travel hammocks.  Three bright whimsical patterns make hanging out — and up — especially lighthearted.

Junior will go wild for the multicolor jungle animals on the green Safari model. Or beam among the giant golden stars on the blue Rising Stars version.  And little swingers will never forget hanging out with the happy herd of elephants on the cheery red Elephunk model.

The hammocks are a roomy 9 feet long by 4.5 feet wide and come with nautical-grade carabiners and starter rope. An optional pair of brightly colored, 10-foot-long, ultra-strong trunk straps make stringing between trees, poles, or even cars or campers a breeze. Or use your own sturdy rope.

Junior doesn't have to be a tiny tyke — the hammock can handle weights of 45 pounds to 150 pounds.  The whole thing stashes inside a matching stuff sack, weighs a mere 16 ounces, and is machine-washable.

    Grand Trunk Junior Hammock is $45; optional trunk strap set is $30; at