You’ve got your hammock already right?
Now all you need to do is learn how to hang it! If you’re a seasoned hammock hanger, you might think that this is a silly post.
But remember that you, too, were once a hammock newbie. And we want to welcome as many hammock enthusiasts as possible into our tribe, so this post is for those who are curious how to properly hang their hammocks.
Especially since there are plenty of places to hang a hammock (in your bedroom, on a balcony, between two trees…), we’d hate for you to have a mishap when all you’re tryin’ to do is hang out.
Basically, hanging your hammock has two simple steps, no matter where you’re putting it: First, make sure you’ve got enough height and distance to hang your hammock. You can also use Derek Hanson's, Hammock Hang Calculator, choose how you will be hanging it. There are a variety of hanging methods such as straps, hardware, and a hammock stand, and we’ll go over these below.
As mentioned above, if you’re camping, tree straps are super-simple to use for this purpose. Strong rope is a very effective alternative to straps. One of the best parts about using tree straps or rope is that your hanging distance is easily adjustable. Not only that, but they are totally lightweight, making them ideal for backpacking. Low-tech and high-performance, straps and ropes are your hang-anywhere must-haves.
Hammock Stand Alright, lazy. For a casual poolside hammock that requires virtually no work from you, the hammock stand is your savior. Some of our hammocks even come equipped with a stand, providing you with a righteous ready-to-chill experience. You’re welcome.
Have any other questions about hanging your hammock? Let us know in the comments and we’ll see if we can give you some pointers. Happy hammock hanging!
Hanging hardware is for the hammock you want to hang permanently, such as a bed-replacement hammock or one suspended from the ceiling. To do this, you’ll need two sturdy wall anchors such as j-hooks. You’ll then need about 1.5 feet of metal chain and two s-hooks. Just by sliding the s-hooks up and down the chain, you’ll be able to adjust the hammock tension, ensuring you always get the perfect hang.