How to store your hammock during the winter months

Winter Hammock

As the cold winter months ravage on, it can be quite worrying to leave your hammock outdoors, especially if you aren’t sure whether you can or not. This blog will help put your mind at ease and even provide you with solutions, so you can enjoy your hammock or hammock chair for many years to come.

Store the hammock inside

This is one of the easiest solutions, as this will protect the hammock from dampness and weathering compared to being left outside all year long. Storing a hammock shouldn’t take up too much space unless you’ve got a hammock stand or even a Globo, then it could be a little trickier.

Places where you could store your hammock:

  • The garage
  • In your home
  • The attic
  • Boat
  • Garden shed
  • Storage Unit

Buy a hammock cover

These are ideal for those who don’t have the storage space or don’t have the time to disassemble their hammock or hammock chair.  One perfect example of a hammock cover is the Amazonas Hammock Weather Cover. The Hammock Weather Rain Cover can be quickly and easily secured with the help of the supplied guide rope. When you have finished using it, it can be stored away again in no time at all. This weatherproof cover offers all-year-round protection for your trusty hammock and stand. Made from 100% polyester, it will protect your hammock outside come rain or shine!

We also supply a range of Globo covers, like the Globo Royal Double Seater Hanging Chair. When the chair is not in use, the cover, which is designed to fit snugly around the chair, is fixed securely by zipping at the front.

Some hammocks can be left inside

Some hammocks, like our Aruba Range, can be left outside. These are our best-selling hammocks and are not only waterproof but budget-friendly too! The material the hammocks are made from is EllTex - a polycotton fabric designed to withstand the elements, so the hammock can be left outside. It is also highly durable, virtually tear-proof, and will keep its colour year after year. Not only that, but the hammock is sustainably produced, hand-woven and tested, to ensure that you are getting a high-quality product.

If you've already got a hammock that's outside, why not buy a weatherproofing treatment?

With Nikwax Cotton Proof, you can waterproof any of our hammocks (cotton, silk, canvas, polycotton) with this wash-in waterproofing. You can use it in a washing machine or hand wash, which is useful as many of our hammocks are hand wash only.

Benefits of Nikwax Cotton Proof:

  • Easy to apply - wash-in, brush-on or spray-on
  • Treated items dry remarkably fast
  • Lasts several washes
  • Prolongs the life of your hammock
  • Leave your hammock outdoors for longer

Using a cleaning kit to clean your hammock after the winter months

It’s important that you care for your hammock in the right way to keep it in tip-top condition. Our expertly designed Hammock Care Kit has everything you need to keep your hammock clean, fresh, protected, and repaired in case an accident happens.

What you get in the hammock cleaning kit:

  • Eco Hammock Cleaner
  • Eco Hammock Freshener
  • Hammock Sweeper
  • Emergency Repair Kit
  • Nikwax Cotton Waterproofing
  • Panda Eye Mask