Hammock Safety

We want everyone to share in our love for adventure in a fun and safe environment. Before you go out and hang, we’ve got safety suggestions for everyone from first-time hammockers and seasoned adventurers. 

  • When finding a place to hang, always choose two sturdy trees or anchor points that are 12 -17 feet apart. 
  • If you are hanging between trees, make sure they are able to hold your weight and are at least 6” in diameter. The bigger the better! 
  • Always check the area and your equipment before set up. Check your hammock for tears and weak spots in the fabric before use. Keeping your hammock clean and stored properly out of direct sunlight will lengthen its working life. 
  • Remove any rocks or hazards from the area beneath where you plan to hang. 
  • Hang your hammock level and keep it no more than 18” above the ground. 
  • Always follow the capacity guidelines for your gear. Overloading your hammock can result in injury. 
  • We don’t recommend using hammocks in high winds. The lull from a slight breeze can be relaxing, but if the weather kicks up, it’s best to be grounded. 
  • Never stack hammocks vertically.
  • Never leave children under the age of 16 unattended in a hammock. 
  • Keep your hammocks and gear away from open flame. 

No matter where the road takes you, always use your best judgement when setting up your hammock.