We offer the best, safest hammocks we can build. Our proprietary hammock-webbing connection method is much stronger than the traditional sewn channel method. We’ve tested this method for years before we felt confident to offer our hammocks to the general public.
I, myself sleep in a hammock every night instead of a bed and use this as my testing platform when researching new tie-in methods, materials, etc. We also torture test our hammocks, as seen on our Torture Test video.
Here are some things to watch out for when dealing with hammocks. Sofi was kind enough to illustrate some of these points:
Hang your hammock no higher than about one foot off the ground. The higher you hang, the harder you’ll hit if something goes wrong.
Keep an eye out for sharp objects around your hammock. Don’t get in your hammock with keys hanging from your belt, watch any sharp objects sharing back pack space with your hammock, and never practice knife juggling in your hammock.
You can’t always find a really soft place to hang over, like sand or grass, but you should pay attention to what’s under you. Don’t hang over sharp or dangerous rocks, cactus, etc.
You should always double check your knots before getting in your hammock, especially if you’re trying new knots you’re not familiar with.
Choose the best knot for the particular situation. Some knots are better for bigger diameter trees, some are better for slippery trees, and so on.
Don’t tie onto slim tree branches. Try to tie onto the tree trunk or the base of a branch instead of the far end wherever possible.
Our hammocks are strong, but don’t unnecessarily overload your hammock. When you do this, you might hear strange creaking sounds as both the webbing-hammock connection knots and the ones tied to the tree start to tighten more and more. It’s a scary thing to go through, even when you don’t land on your butt.
Inspect your hammock and webbing regularly. Repair any small tears in your hammock before they get out of hand and you land on the ground – Damaged webbing needs to be replaced.
Keep your hammock away from any harsh chemicals like gasoline, thinner, alcohol, kerosene etc.
Keep your webbing free from unnecessary knots. Knots reduce the strength of a rope or webbing up to 80%! They can also become impossible to remove.
We wish everyone to enjoy their hammocks without any mishaps, but we cannot foresee and warn you against any and all possible situations.
Knots can be tied incorrectly… Things can break… and eventually all hammocks will break down from old age and wear, so they should eventually be retired before they fail. A good ripstop hammock can last a couple of years of heavy use though.
We wish our hammocks bring everyone peace and happiness!