Monthly Archives: December 2019

Hammock Durability

Iguana Single Hammock - Jungle

Today’s hammocks are more durable than ever before. You will find that some products are rated to last for 20+ years with proper care and maintenance.

The actual lifespan of your new hammock depends on a variety of factors. The maintenance, climate, and care that you give it will go a long way toward a strong experience.

Synthetic materials typically last longer than natural ones, especially if you have a challenging outdoor environment. Natural fibres can degenerate within 12 months if your new hammock does not receive the care that it requires.

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Can I Leave My Hammock Outside All Year?

Even if you choose a hammock made from polyester or synthetic fabrics, it is not a good idea to leave it outside during the winter months. Prolonged exposure to challenging precipitation and temperatures will eventually shorten the lifespan of your hammock. You may also want to take your hammock inside whenever there is a period of bad weather to ensure it can maximise its lifespan.

There are several ways that you can support your hammock so that it will last longer.

  • Keep it clean and free of debris whenever possible.
  • Bring it inside if there is an extended period when you are not using it.
  • Hang it in a place where your dog will not have a chance to chew it.
  • Avoid storing your hammock near pesticides, chemicals, or corrosive materials.

Some models can last almost indefinitely when they receive the care and maintenance recommended by the manufacturer, so regardless of the materials that you choose for your next hammock, think about the amount of attention that you can put into it.

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Guide To Measuring Hammocks

mammoth xxl hammock - hamaca hammocks from Hammock Heaven

How Do You Measure a Hammock? What size do I need? Hammock Heaven has put together this helpful guide on measuring hammocks so you can take the guess work out of it!

How Do You Measure a Hammock?

If you want to select the perfect hammock for your home or property today, then knowing how to measure this product will help you find the correct solution.

Length is the primary measurement that you will want to review as you shop for your new hammock. Most will need a space that is two feet longer than the area you intend to use the item for proper hanging.

That means if your space is 450cm, then your hammock can be 400cm feet in length. You would take this measurement from ring-to-ring on the product.

This measurement applies most often when you are also purchasing a stand for your hammock to use outside in your yard. If you have two trees that you plan to use, then measure the distance between them. Take that figure, then choose a hammock that fits in that space comfortably.

Mammoth Family Hammock - Colora - Xlarge (Seconds)
Cadejos on the Mammoth Hammock

Weight Capacity Is Another Important Measurement

Don’t forget to look at the weight capacity of your preferred hammocks before completing a purchase. Some models can hold 200kg when correctly installed. There are also some that struggle to carry a 80kg person.

Think about what your needs will be for the hammock, then review the product specifications online to determine if it will meet them.

If you purchase a hammock stand, the weight capacity will be a measurement to consider with that product as well.

A quick flick through some of our hammocks, with information about how to hang a hammock narrated over the top

When you have a hammock that works well for your space, then you will have an enjoyable experience with it. Consider these measurements first, and then you can find an amazing product to enjoy.

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