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The various sizes and styles of hammocks vary by their total length and space requirements so attention should be given to the hammock dimensions in relation to your hanging space.
On every product page we provide information on the dimensions and minimum hammock space requirements. Generally you need around 3 - 4m of space and 1.5 - 2m in available height to hang our hammock range.
Select a hammock that will fit comfortably within you area with a little room to spare, rather than trying for a perfect fit between hanging points. Then through using rope/straps etc to hang with this allows for greater flexibility in adjusting your hammock to get the perfect 'hang'.
To view each the dimensions of a particular hammock simply click on the 'dimensions' tab on any product page as per below;
The best material will be the one that best suits your particular needs. If softness and comfort is your highest priority then go for cotton. Want to save the planet, then go for organic cotton. Like to leave your hammock outside in all weather - than HamacTex®, polypropylene or parachute silk is best for you. More detailed material information can be found through our hammock fabrics page.
How long will that cool t-shirt you just bought last? Hard to say exactly. While we strive to provide only very high quality hammock products this will depend on how much you use it, how you use it, the elements and how much exposure to them it receives plus how well you look after it.
Cotton hammocks should be protected from moisture where possible, such as rain and overnight dew, then stored dry when not in use.
HamacTex®, polypropylene and travel hammocks are more robust when exposed to the elements and can be left outside all summer long. They are not indestructible though and will still wear over time, so to enhance longevity you might as well pop these inside if you know you are not going to be using for a bit.
With all our hammocks - a bit of simple care and you can expect many years if not a lifetime of quality use and enjoyment. Check out our hammock care page for more info and the included care guide upon delivery.
Free, free, free! Whether you are in the main centres - Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin, rural or anywhere in between we provide free delivery New Zealand wide. This is via either Post Haste Couriers, NZ Couriers Pass the Parcel, Fastway or NZ Post & Courier Post.
See this page; Delivery Info, for more information. The only exceptions to free delivery is NZ offshore islands such as Chatham and Stewart island and international orders.
Orders received before 1 pm on working days will be dispatched the same day and delivery times are as follows;
We are based in rural Masterton (Upper Plains area), just 5 mins from central Masterton and 1 & 1/2 hours from Central Wellington.
You are already visiting it! You can view photos, videos, purchase everything on offer and find a wealth of info here. If you still feel you need to touch and feel our products you can make an appointment to come by my home and see what the hammocks are like in person.
From a tree, post, beam or wall. With rope, screws or bolts. Depending on your hammock space your hammock needs will vary. Take a look at this page here which has further information on the various methods of hanging; hammock hanging.
No sorry, as per the question above, everyone will have a different hammock setup and require different items. So rather than charging everyone for hanging accessories they may not need, these are not included and are available for sale separately so you can purchase just what you need.
Gently and lovingly, look after your hammock and it will look after you. This is the page you are looking for; hammock care.
Sure can. Hammocks without spreader bars are machine washable at 30°C (86 °F). Soaking and rinsing is often the best way, but they may also be machine washed. Prior to machine washing it's recommended to bind the arm cords and wash within a laundry delicates bag to prevent tangling.
Hammocks with spreader bars obviously won't fit in a washing machine but can be washed by hand.
Cotton hammocks are high quality and very robust. However, due to the natural properties of cotton fabric they should not be left outdoors for extended periods of time and should be protected from moisture where possible.
Some of our range of hammocks are made of weatherproof polypropylene (HamacTex®), which has added durability qualities. But even these hammocks should not be left outdoors all year round and while more resistant to the elements they will still wear over time. So if they are not being used, and you want them to last as long as possible you should take them down and store them inside.
Usually, our hammocks do not need repairs. But should the need arise, sorry my skills aren't in hammock weaving or sewing. I recommend asking a tailor for help.
No, you're safe there, the hammocks are colourfast and the colours will not rub off or leach off onto your nice new decking. Just to be on the safe side, though, we recommend not using your hammock while it is wet - not a really pleasant experience anyway!
When choosing a hammock stand for an existing hammock be sure to check both the dimensions of your existing hammock and the dimension information found on each hammock stand page. In general you want these both to be fairly close in length.
Our metal stands are designed to fit a wide range of hammock sizes, styles and brands. They are great option for nearly any size hammock as they have adjustable hook levels to accommodate different length hammocks. Combined with the unique fork end design this allows them to fit hammocks longer than the total length of the stand.
Like hanging from trees or posts, should your hammock be a little too short for the hammock stand hooks, simply use extra rope/chain/straps etc to span the required distance.
Similarly our wooden hammock stands have long chains to suit shorter hammocks.
For spreader bar hammocks, curved hammock stands have been found to be the better option so as to avoid the wooden hammock bars from connecting with the frame when in use or when climbing in and out.
Similar to as you would work out your hanging space to hang from trees, consider the same elements (span and hanging point heights) when looking to replace your hammock on an existing stand.
Our hammock stands are designed to fit different sizes, styles and brands of hammocks but many we come across are specifically sized to the hammock they originally come with and can be a little tricky to size. Feel free to contact us with your stand dimensions - the total length between hanging points and the heights of the hanging points and we can suggest some suitable hammocks for you.
"We found a hammock frame and sent the measurements to the Hammock Shop who advised us which hammocks could fit and what adjustments might be necessary. It was perfect advice and the hammock is beautifully made and really comfortable to lie in. Totally satisfied with the result." Reuben C.