The hammock

Guide and instructions on the subject of hammocks.

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What are the components of a traditional hammock and what features are important?

Parts of the hammock

  1. Hanging loops (the two ends)
  2. Suspension cords (hold the weight in the hammock)
  3. Lying surface (in contact with the skin)

Important properties

  1. Overall length (which hammock frame fits)
  2. Length and width of the lying surface (can I lie crosswise in the hammock)
  3. Material (how comfortable does the hammock feel on the skin)
  4. Weight (how much material was used, how expensive is the hammock, how easy is the hammock to transport)

Safety rules

Hammocks are not without danger, please observe these 7 safety instructions before use.

Do not hang the hammock too high and do not place any objects underneath it

1. hang at knee height and remove objects underneath

The lowest point of the hammock must not be higher than knee height (see 4 Hanging rules).

Make sure that there are no objects under the hammock.

Load the hammock with full weight in the middle to test its stability

2. test load capacity

Before you climb into the hammock, you should lean your full weight on the center of the hammock. This allows you to check whether the knot and the suspension are holding.

Buttons and belts can damage the hammock

3. be careful with belts and buttons

Before getting in, check whether buttons, zippers or belts on the body can damage the fabric of the hammock. If too many threads of a mesh hammock break, it becomes unusable. Better take off your shoes.

Observe the maximum load capacity of the hammock and suspension system

4. observe maximum load

Observe the maximum load capacity of the hammock and especially the suspension. Please note that not all building materials and trees are equally resilient.

Do not climb into the hammock feet first.

5. do not get in with your feet

Especially if children are using the hammock: Never jump into the hammock feet first.

To get in safely, sit carefully in the middle of the hammock.

Do not try to stand up in the hammock or put your head through the suspension cords.

6. do not stand on the hammock or put your head through the suspension ropes

Never try to stand up in the hammock or put your head through the suspension cords of the hammock (risk of strangulation).

Parents should supervise their children in the hammock.

Never attach the hammock between pillars

7. do not attach the hammock to pillars

Hanging a hammock from an unstable tree, pillar or post can be very dangerous.

If the object falls over, it falls directly onto you and can be fatal.

Origin and history of the hanging


The incredibly old history of the hammock will change your understanding of the hammock forever

The hammock as a bed set

Bed set

Why some people prefer to sleep in a hammock rather than a bed.

Hang up the hammock in the room

Hang up

To enjoy a Sleeping hammock in your own home, you need to attach it to the wall or ceiling.

Topic Summary
Room big enough? With the help of 2 friends and the 4 hanging rules, you can check anywhere in the room to see if there is room for the hammock.
Wall or ceiling? Wall mounting is suitable for all hammocks, but if the hammock is wider than you, we recommend ceiling mounting.
The 4 hanging rules The hammock hangs correctly if (1) it sags like a banana, (2) the suspension is symmetrical, (3) the lowest point of the hammock is at knee height and (4) there is enough space to swing.
The hanging angle The hanging angle determines the curvature of the hammock. It influences the load on the suspension and the optimum lying position in the hammock.
Wall or ceiling stable enough? To attach a hammock to the ceiling or wall, you need to make sure that the ceiling or wall is sufficiently stable. You should not drill into a cover and check with a dull, full knock whether the wall is load-bearing.
Matching hanging accessories The suitable mounting depends on the building material. Sometimes a plastic dowel is sufficient, sometimes injection mortar is required.
Drill holes You can determine the position of the drill holes with the help of two friends. When drilling, you must pay attention to power lines and reinforced concrete.
For wooden beams Fastening is very simple with load-bearing wooden beams. Pre-drill, screw in the screw, done!
For concrete ceiling or solid brick wall
For perforated bricks or aerated concrete
Hammock knot

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