Do’s and Don'ts of Cleaning Your Hammock

Finally, winter season is behind us, which means it is officially Hammock Season! Time to take out your parachute nylon hammock out of storage and give it a good clean.

You might have coffee stains, trail mix, and god knows what else left over from last summer. Worry not! Your hammock is easy to clean.

There are TWO ways that you can clean your hammock.

BFEFORE YOU START THIS CLEANING PROCESS PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO REMOVE THE CARABINERS

1. Hand washing – This is really simple and washing machine-free approach.

Just fill your bathtub, or a kiddie pool with cool water and about a quart of mild detergent and use a soft bristle brush. Use your hands to wash it and scrub away the dirt on your hammock. Then you can empty the water and refill with fresh water to rinse off the excess soap keep repeating this step until the water is clean. When clean, rinse off with water and hang dry.

2. Machine washing – If you are lazy like us and have easy access to a washing machine, this is by far the easiest way to clean your hammock.

Many hammocks can be washed in a washing machine. Just add a little of dose of mild detergent and wash it in the gentle cycle. Make sure you NEVER use bleach and wash ONLY your hammock!! DO NOT add fabric softeners or ANY additional cleansing agents. Wash with COOL WATER ON A DELICATE CYCLE in a FRONT LOADING washer.

After it is washed, line dry. On a nice breezy day, it wouldn’t take more than 30 minutes for your hammock to completely dry.

NOW GET OUTSIDE AND GET THAT HAMMOCK DIRTY AGAIN!!

 


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