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How to Hang & Lie in a Hammock

How to Hang a Hammock:

To be able to fully relax and enjoy your hammock also means finding the perfect place for your new hammock. The area you choose for your hammock should not only provide enough space but should also be able to accommodate one of the common suspension options. Probably the most classic way to set up a hammock is between two trees. Depending on the size of your hammock, the trees should be at least three feet apart and strong enough to hold your body weight. To attach the hammock between two trees, you need two ropes, which are wrapped around the tree and then connected to the hammock. As a rule of thumb: the further apart the two trees are, the higher you must attach the ropes to the trees (which also requires a longer rope). Higher anchor points allow the hammock to sag even when the trees are far apart.


How To Lie in a Hammock

The ideal position for lying in a hammock is diagonally at an angle. When done correctly, a diagonal lying position minimizes pressure points and essentially allows your spine to straighten. A diagonal lying position also allows your head and neck to be supported and rest in a slightly elevated position. Many hammock lovers also claim this lying position makes swaying more comfortable, because you do not swing from right to left, but you will feel like youre floating on the clouds.


Product Guide &FAQ

Materials & Fabrics

What is the difference between cotton and outdoor/ weatherproof fabric?

Most hammocks and hanging chairs are made of cotton since its an all-around practical and comfortable material. Cotton is tear-resistant, absorbs moisture and is extremely soft to the touch.


DANLONG HAMMOCK outdoor material is resistant to mold, mildew, and UV damage. Its also fast-drying and fadeproof. What makes DANLONG weatherproof products so special is that we took the time and effort to work on developing a better weather-resistant fabric, one thats softer and more comfortable. While its not quite the same feeling as cotton, we truly believe that we have the softest, most comfortable weatherproof outdoor hammocks on the market. If youre looking to leave your hammock outdoors or if youre looking to sleep outside overnight in a hammock, then look no furtherDANLONG weather-resistant hammocks and hanging chairs are exactly what youre looking for. No matter wind, sun or rain, both the functionality and radiance of your hammock or chair will be unaffected.


Quality & Safety

How strong are hammocks?

The load capacity of different hammocks varies from model to model and can be found within the respective product detail page. All DANLONG hammocks and hanging chairs are subjected to extreme stress tests. Our products are hung in a specially designed machine and loaded with a weight that is 2.5 times greater than the maximum weight capacity that you see listed on our product details and packaging. These tests identify and eliminate potential vulnerabilities before the product goes to market.


Care & Maintenance

How do I care for my hammock or hanging chair? Are hammocks and hanging chairs machine washable?

Unless otherwise noted, all hammocks and hanging chairs by DANLONG are machine washable. If your hammock has a spreader bar, remove it, and wash at 30 degrees on gentle cycle. You should tie the suspension cords together in a neat knot before washing to avoid tangling and unwanted knotting.