Hammock FAQ's

Why do the prices vary so much on your hammocks and stands?
This is down to the different sizes of the hammock or stand, and also the materials. Most of our stands are made using Spruce, but some are made from a hardier Larch.

How long will my hammock last?
This largely depends on how well you care for it. Some of our customers are using hammocks and stands that are over 5 years old, but most of our customers tend to replace them every summer to bring a new colour into their garden. All our products are made to the highest standards, with TUV and GS quality marks, meaning they will be far superior to anything available elsewhere. 

How many people can a hammock hold?
All our hammocks are tested beyond the weight capacity we advertise. But, we still recommend using it as a guide when purchasing. We have categorised our hammocks into single (one person), double (two person) and family (2+ people). When ordering a hammock and fixings/stand together, ensure the capacities are suitable for your use.

How do I hang my hammock?
There are many different fixings and ways to hang a hammock. It can go between two well spaces trees using our adjustable fixing ropes, on one of our sturdy stands, or it can be fixed to walls or posts. We even have a special stand for people that only have one tree in their garden. 

Can a hammock get wet or be left outside?
All our hammocks can be left outside, but some materials are better than others for repelling rain and sun fade. Hammocks made from 100% polyester, parachute-silk, or Elltex can all be left outside, although we still recommend bringing them in to dry to prevent mould. Our Brazilian cotton hammocks ideally should be kept dry. Learn more

How long should a hammock be?
There is no hard and fast rule here, but usually, we recommend measuring the distance between your two points, and then choosing a hammock that is 20-30cm smaller than this to allow the hammock to hang nicely. Learn more

How far should a hammock hang off the ground?
Ideally, your hammock should sit about 120cm above ground level, so you can easily get in and out of it. Of course, you can hang it as high as you like. 

Is it easy to fall out of a hammock?
Not at all, once you are in the hammock it is very safe. We sell thousands of hammocks and rarely hear of any incidents and some of our happiest hammock users are people over 60. Hammocks are comfortable, and relaxing and sadly have a notion that they are difficult to get into. This is not the case.

How do I clean my hammock? 
If you leave your hammock out, it will benefit from the occasional clean. The easy way to do this is with a soft brush, and some hot water and to gently brush it before leaving it out to dry. When not in use, we recommend storing it in a dry place. Check out our Carekit.

Do hammock fixings damage trees?
We manufacture our fixings to minimise damage to trees and if your tree is not fully mature, we would recommend using tree straps, which distribute the weight more evenly.

What are hammocks made from?
Hammocks are made of a wide variety of materials, some are made from recycled Brazilian Organic cotton, others like our travel range from ultra-light parachute silk and our weather-resistant range uses Elltex, a soft cotton and polyester blend.

Are hammocks good for your back?
Yes, hammocks help with the natural curvature of the spine and are much better for you than laying or sleeping on a flatbed. In some studies, sleeping in a hammock has been proven to help relieve back pain.