How to Lie Properly In Your Outdoor Hammock | Brazilian Lying Technique

Amazonas Ultra-light Hammocks are wider than standard. This is important for you to be able to stretch out completely and lie comfortably.

When wild camping, many people even spend the whole night in their hammock. So that you can experience the full comfort of lying in your hammock, we explain the Brazilian lying technique for you here. Brazilians still use their hammocks as a substitute for a bed!

Just try it out. The most important thing here is that you do not hang the hammock too tightly, but loosely. See picture below.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Properly Lying in a Hammock

Body Positioning
Lie diagonally in the hammock to fan it out nicely. This ensures proper weight distribution and enhances comfort.

Observation Point
Relax and position yourself so you can observe your surroundings comfortably from the hammock.

Loop Height
Ensure the hanging loops of the hammock are attached at head height for optimal positioning.

Distance Between Loops
Space the hanging loops approximately 3 meters apart. This allows the hammock to sag in a deep arc, creating the ideal shape for comfort.

Diagonal Lying
Emphasize lying diagonally ("from corner to corner") in the hammock, replicating the Brazilian style. Avoid lying lengthwise, as the diagonal position helps keep your back straight.

Achieving the Brazilian Style
By lying diagonally, you emulate the real Brazilian hammock experience, enhancing your comfort and relaxation.

Secret to Comfort
The key to prolonged comfort lies in the hammock's deep arc, achieved by attaching loops at head height and maintaining a diagonal lying position. This ensures hours of relaxation without compromising your back's alignment.

With our Amazonas Ultra-Light Thermo Hammocks, we have made use of this lying technique so that you can sleep comfortably in your hammock even in cooler temperatures. A compartment for an insulating mat has been sewn diagonally onto the underside of the THERMO hammock. This keeps the sleeping pad in the right position and prevents it from slipping while you sleep.