How To Get Into A Hammock

Posted by Steven Barnhart on 26th Aug 2015

How To Get Into A Hammock

How To Get Into A Hammock

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How to get into a hammock the proper way without falling out or embarrassing yourself in front of friends or family.

There is a wrong way and a right way to get into a hammock, however before you attempt the mount or dismount there are some important considerations for your optimal comfort:

1. Make sure the hammock is the right size for you and that it is not too small, also make sure of the weight capacity of the hammock is within range of your weight.

2. Make sure the hammock is properly secured to a sturdy support and that the hammock is setup properly. If the hammock is too high or too low getting in properly is going to be difficult. 

Now you are ready to get into the hammock.

The first step is to approach the hammock at the center with your back to the bed, next grasp the hammock with your left and right hand and pull it into the back of your legs and slowly sit down. (see diagram above)

Now you are ready to swing your legs inside the hammock, from this position you can now make your final adjustments up or down for optimal comfort and relaxation.

To get out of the hammock simply repeat the process in reverse.

If it is a mayan type or Brazilian style hammock the ideal position is slightly diagonal, for a better understanding see the diagram above.

Are you more of a visual type of person?

If so then check out this video with six simple steps for getting into a hammock the right way and even allow someone else to join you!

After all one of the benefits of enjoying your hammock experience is to share it with a loved one!