Hammock stand and fixing buying guide
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- Fixing type
- Installation set-up
- Stand type
Choosing a stand or fastening method based on hammock location
If your walls are not strong enough, you can find hammock hooks used to spread the weight of the hammock over several points.
Choosing a hammock stand
The type of hammock you have
Hammock stands differ depending on the hammock they are designed to accommodate. Chair hammocks, for example, only require one fixing point while classic hammocks require two. Your choice of stand will also depend on whether you have a fabric or net hammock, or one equipped with spreader bars.
Spreader bars prevent your hammock from bunching up and create a different reclined position for the user (you cannot lie diagonally on these hammocks). This means that the hammocks have to be fastened higher up to be sure that they won't touch the ground during use.
The size of the hammock
The load capacity
Material typeStainless steel stands
Wooden stands have a natural and elegant feel and blend in well with outdoor décor. Beware that this material does require some maintenance and is usually more expensive than steel.
How to correctly secure your hammock
Fastening between two trees
Your trees should ideally be around three metres apart. Please note that the hanging distance must be increased for hammocks with spreader bars.
Tie a cord around each tree and knot them at the same height on each side. The greater the distance, the higher the ropes must be to prevent the hammock from sagging and touching the ground.
The hammock should take the shape of a banana (with the exception of those with spreader bars). Too much tension and the hammock will be too enclosed; too curved and you will get a sore back!
All that's left to do is place a hook at each end of the rope to fasten and remove your hammock with ease.
Fastening between two walls
Fastening to a branch or beam
When it comes to chair hammocks, all that needs to be done is to tie the rope securely around a branch or beam. You can add a spring or swivel hook to the fastener. The seat should be installed at around the same height as a normal seat, meaning approximately 50 cm from the ground.
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