How can you protect your Hammock or Stand?
Posted on 09-12-2020
With winter just around the corner, we know that ensuring the quality and safety of your items is essential. There are a variety of ways in which you can protect your items against the elements that winter may bring. Our products are manufactured to ensure that they stay as perfectly pristine for year, however, there are some that may need that little bit of help.
Caring for hammocks
All off our hammocks are manufactured from premium quality fibres, so they are amazing down to the core. If your hammock is made from Elltek or HamaTec fibres, then you’re in luck, these are at the top of the hammock material hierarchy. This material is scientifically created to have extremely high levels of weather resistance, therefore, will protect you from: light showers, mildew and UV bleaching. This means that you are able to leave your hammock out that bit longer, though we do suggest that you whip it down every now and again to ensure that no ice has formed upon it.
In regard to hammocks that aren’t made out of these fibres, e.g. cotton or blend, we recommend bringing them in and storing them in a warm, dry place. Our cotton hammocks, though extremely soft to touch and comfy, do not possess the weather resistant features like the EllTex or HamaTec hammocks, and thus, you must give it that little helping hand. If you have a hammock that isn’t made from our weather resistant fibres, we can be the helping hand for you. Our Nikwax is developed by professionals for professionals. Applying this to your hammock gives it a protective layer between the hammock itself and any weather, saving you the worry and the hassle. Nikwax does however only last for a duration of time, and therefore, must be reapplied after a certain time period.
Caring for stands
All of our stands are made with the highest structural integrity in mind, and weather resistance too. They are manufactured to ensure their visual spectacle last for years, whether it be undergone dipping baths, or coated in weatherproof powdered steel.
Once you have had the stand for a substantial amount of time, slight cracks may appear, though this will not affect the structural integrity of the stand in any way, it happens due to the stand adapting to its use. These cracks, when left exposed for a significant amount of time, can allow water to seep inside and damage the core foundations of the wood. Though, this is over a collection of years, it's still something you should keep an eye out for.
How do you prevent this? Simple really, there’s two options. You can either ensure that after a long period of rain, you take a cloth and try the stand down. Similarly, you can also re-oil your stand regularly. Re-oiling your stand, not only keeps the visual spectacle of it alive, but also protects any cracks that may have appeared over the time.
If you require any more information that isn’t included here, or still have some questions, feel free to get in touch.