People getting ready to buy a hammock always have questions. Often
they will visit a hammock store, check out everything they went to
see, and then the minute they get home, they remember several things
they forgot to ask. If this sounds like you, you are definitely not
alone. Following are some of the frequently asked questions that can
Can hammocks withstand harsher weather conditions such as rain and
snow? - Some hammocks hold up better outdoors than other hammocks
do. For one thing, any hammock made from natural fiber will start
to wear over time. For this reason, a hammock made from nylon will
hold up better than a hammock constructed of cotton. Regardless of
what material you choose, it is always recommended that the hammock
be taken down during the harsher months. Even during the summer
when rain is in the forecast for several days in a row, it would be
wise to store it by hanging in a shed or in the garage. You might
also want to consider colorfast colors that will last longer and not
fade while in the sun.
Do hammocks create danger for children? - Most hammock companies
will recommend that children six and under be with an adult whenever
using the hammock and all children should be carefully monitored.
Since hammocks are constructed with rope, small children should never
be left alone. If your children are older than six it might be a good
idea to hang the hammock closer to the ground so they do not fall when
trying to climbing in or out of the hammock. Be sure to read all
instructions before you hang your hammock and go over the rules with
the children so they understand the importance of safety.
Is there a difference between a nylon and cotton hammock? - While
both offer extreme comfort, hammocks made from cotton will stretch
more and conforms better to the body. Because of this extra stretch,
the cotton hammock tends to be a little more comfortable. On the
other hand, a nylon hammock provides excellent durability, lasts
longer, and is stronger than a cotton hammock. The best option is
to consider the climate in your area, and if possible, visit a
hammock store where you live and try them both out.
Are hammocks weaved any certain way? - The most comfortable hammocks
have a triple weave that is the tightest style available. This weave
is an excellent choice for ultimate comfort and durability. You will
also find a single or double weave, which is a little less tight and
has larger spaces, but there is no need to worry. Not only will you
be comfortable in your new hammock, but safe!