How to hang my hammock
To really be able to enjoy your hammock you need to find the perfect spot for it. This spot should offer enough space and also provide the possibility to suspend the hammock. Important: when mounting a hammock it is important to add space to let the hammock sag. Because the more a hammock sags, the more comfortable it will be.
What should you consider when hanging up a hammock between two trees?
The most classic type of suspension is putting your hammock up between two trees. Depending on the size of your hammock, the trees should stand at least 3 metres apart and be strong enough to carry your body weight. To mount a hammock to two trees you will need two ropes, which are looped around the tree. They are then connected with the hammock. If the trees are further apart, the ropes need to be attached a bit higher to enable the hammock to sag sufficiently.
How do I attach a hammock to walls or ceilings?
For suspending a hammock inside or on your patio you will need walls made of concrete or plaster. For mounting it to a wall, you firstly need to attach a wall hook, which is then connected with the hammock by means of a rope. For older houses, which might have wall material with a lesser bearing capacity there are special hooks available, which distribute the weight to several drill holes, thus relieving the wall.
How much space does my hammock need?
When you have found your favourite spot for your hammock you need to test whether the available space will be sufficient for the size of the hammock you have in mind.
The distance needed between the two suspension points and the height you will need to place the suspension points at can easily be calculated using the following rule of thumb: The height of suspension (y) must be more or less half of the suspension distance (x).
If you want to use a spot with a greater distance between the suspension points you also need to place the hammock a bit higher. Please note: with each additional metre of distance, the suspension mechanism needs to be placed another 50 cm higher.
Should the hammock hang down or be tense?
When you have finally found the right spot and placed your hammock there you should pay attention to its sagging sufficiently.
A hammock is perfect when, without someone lying in it, it has the curvature of a banana: Ultimate hammock joy is on its way!
When suspending a hammock with spreader bars it is essential to suspend it tautly. The more taut the hammock with spreader bars, the higher the lying comfort will be.