Hammock Frame

In the past, trees were absolutely necessary if you wanted to enjoy a hammock. Nowadays though, it is not as easy to find trees that are perfectly set apart to hold hammocks. Fortunately, a hammock user can now opt to use a hammock frame. What should you look for in a frame?


All hammock frames are free standing. That means you don’t need anything to support a frame. It can stand on its own on a lawn, porch, patio or living room. This is an additional reason for the popularity of hammock frames. Their portability is a trait that users simply appreciate. Although all models can be moved around, the portability of each one varies. When you pick a hammock frame make sure that you can manage its weight and length especially if you plan to move it around.


Another aspect that you need to check is frame stability. This is especially important if you plan to buy a second hand frame. Make sure that the base is wide enough not to tip. Check too that the base does not wobble.

Hammock Fit

The hammock frame of your choice should fit your hammock. Just as not every tree pair is a good hammock supporter, not every frame will fit your particular hammock. Check the length and height to find out if a frame is good enough for your hammock. Some frames however are adjustable and can be used for a wide range of hammock types.


Frames can be made of metal or wood. Many users may feel that metal frames appear more durable. The appearance of wood however is almost always more appealing. If you want to have a wood frame, make sure that it is made of hardwood. It should also be treated to help protect it from wood pests and the weather. The bottom line is that a frame should be sturdy enough to withstand prolonged outdoor use.

Weight Capacity

Frames do not have uniform capacities. Before you buy a hammock frame find out how much you weigh. If other members of the family will be using it, find out how much your largest member weighs. If you plan on getting a frame for a double hammock then check the weights of the two biggest people in your family. Get a frame that can support your family members’ weights.

Good Record

Be sure you get a frame from a reputable manufacturer. Different manufacturers produce frames of different qualities. One may be better than the other. You can easily find out how good a product is by reading consumer reviews and comparing product specifications and reputations online. This is also a good way to find out if a particular frame model has had a record of product recalls.

Every hammock enthusiast can benefit from a good hammock frame. Now, there is no need to take forever looking for ideal trees. It is important to make sure though that you have just the right frame. Always have quality and safety in mind when you pick your frame.


How To Hammock – Tip #1

Your hammock is not a toy. It is dangerous to let children play in a hammock. No one should jump up and down in the hammock. Children must not use it as a swing because it could come off its hooks and go crashing to the ground, along with the child.

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How To Hammock – Tip #2

Getting into a hammock. The correct, and safest way to enter and exit a hammock is to first center your weight as much as possible. After insuring that the hammock is properly hung, stand with your back to the hammock and pull the edge towards your knees, and then lower yourself into the center.


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How To Hammock – Tip #3

How long do hammocks last? Several factors will influence how many years of use you will get from your hammock. Different materials and weather conditions interact on the life expectancy of hammocks. For the best results follow the care instructions that come with your hammock.

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