First and foremost: find two anchor points. Trees, rocks, poles, beams, car roof racks, or anything you can wrap your straps around and is sturdy enough to bear your weight. Ideally, you’re looking for points approx. 5 meters apart (around 6 steps).
Look up - never hang under dead branches, loose rocks, or anything that can fall on your head.
Look down - avoid thorny bushes, sharp sticks, or anything that can rip your hammock or hurt your feet.
Look around - it’s beautiful, isn’t it?
Be careful! At the end of the day, you are responsible for your own safety and the nature around you.
1. SET UP THE STRAPS
Once you have found your anchor points, wrap the straps around them at ~170-200cm high, feed one end of the strap through the loop on the other end and tighten it. If the anchor point is thin you can wrap it 2 or 3 times. Hook up the carabiners.
2. SET UP THE HAMMOCK
Open the bag on one side, hook up the suspension system to the carabiner on one side, close the bag and tighten the drawstring.
Open the other side of the bag, grab the suspension and walk towards the other carabiner letting the hammock gently slip out of the bag. Hook it up to the other carabiner without letting the hammock touch the ground.
Leave the bag on the hammock, it’ll make packing it down easier.
3. ADJUST THE SUSPENSION SYSTEM
Pull the lines on both ends of the suspension system to tighten the loops, so that the structural ridgeline is taut. You can put a water bottle or a backpack inside the hammock and check if the angle between the suspension and the ground is ~30° and the ridgeline is parallel to the ground.
Test your pitch by pressing hard in the middle of the hammock and, if it looks solid, you’re good to go!
Note: You might hear a little crack - that’s the tree straps tightening around the anchor point.
There isn’t one good way to chill in a hammock, but we do recommend the so-called ‘’Brazilian style’’.
It means laying at a slight angle (15-20°) to get the flattest, most ergonomic position.