Safety should always be your priority when setting up your hammock. Here are some crucial tips to ensure you can relax worry-free.
• Inspect your gear! Before each use, check your hammock and its accessories for any damage, such as holes or tears.
• Respect the maximum weight capacity of your hammock and suspension ropes. The weight can increase if you're sharing the hammock with another person, or during winter when you're wearing heavier clothing or placing a heavy trekking backpack in the hammock.
• The stability of the suspension points is vital. Beware of hazards like rotten tree branches, unstable rocks, or rusty poles. Ensure your hammock's suspension point is securely anchored and capable of holding your weight before attaching your hammock.
• Be cautious of dangers from above! Falling coconuts on the beach, dropping branches in the forest, or tumbling rocks beneath large cliffs can result in severe injuries.
• Only use sturdy ropes to secure your hammock. Friction against sharp rocks or particularly rough tree bark can cause excessively thin ropes to snap.
• Always maintain a low drop height to prevent injuries in case of a fall. Your hammock should never be hung more than 40-50 cm above the ground!
• Avoid sharp objects on your clothing or outdoor equipment, as well as pointed branches near the hammock. These can damage it and compromise the fabric's tensile strength.
• Sparks from a campfire can burn small holes in the hammock. Our ADVENTURE HAMMOCK is made from 20D ripstop nylon. Despite its lightweight, this ultralight, breathable fabric is exceptionally durable and tear-resistant. For instance, if a sharp object on your clothes punctures a small hole in the hammock, it won't develop into a 'runner' and won't tear.
With your hammock securely fastened, all that's left is learning how to lie in your hammock correctly!