How To Hang A Hammock Tips & Suggestions

Posted by Steven Barnhart on 8th Jan 2015

How To Hang A Hammock Tips & Suggestions

How To Hang A Hammock Tips & Suggestions

The Minimum Hanging Dimensions For Some Of Our Hammocks:

Our Brazilian Barbados or Paradiso Hammocks: It would be ideal to have a minimum of 11.5 feet between your anchor points. 

Our Traveller or Moskito Hammocks That Are Excellent For Camping: It would be ideal to have a minimum of 10 feet between your anchor points.

Our Popular Brazilian Mauritius Cotton Hammocks: It would be ideal to have a minimum of 10 feet between your anchor points.

The Brazilian Aruba Cotton Hammocks: It would be ideal to have a minimum of 9.5 feet between your anchor points.

*About The Height Of A Hammock*

The height of your clew eye from the floor or ground needs to be approximately 5 feet at each end of the hammock. Remember the longer the length of the chain or rope you have from the clew eye to the hanging point, the higher your hanging point should be. 

Ideally your hammock should always be hanging in a lazy "U" shape and lie diagonally in the Brazilian Style if it is the Brazilian type hammock.

The stand shown in the image above gives you the support option on one end of a hammock which is ideal if you have only one tree or support object. 

The opposing end of the stand can be attached to a patio post, a sturdy tree or any solid anchor point; you will need the capability of adjustment so our SmartRope is the perfect accessory!  

Our Easyhook accessory can also be used for direct attachment of your  hammock to a solid structure, or when the SmartRope cannot be wrapped around a solid post or tree.

Follow these tips to learn how to hang a hammock using the right measurements and the hammock hanging calculator  ( courtesy of http://theultimatehang.com/hammock-hang-calculato...). If you have support structures other than trees then you can use hardware from any home improvement store.

However if you are using trees please be kind to the tree and use a hanging system that will not harm the trees, there are a variety of systems available, after all you do want the tree around for a while so you can have shade and support?