What is a hammock?

What is a hammock or hammock in English? The hammock is a sleeping hammock that is a great partner for hikers, travelers, dreamers and everyone else who just likes to relax in the open air. It directly invites you to enjoy the carefree rocking that is typical for it. And it doesn’t matter if you’re just taking a trip around the world or hanging it in your garden. The important thing is that you can relax, sleep and dream in it. But you can also use it for rest and overnight stays at festivals, swimming pools, holidays or fishing. Hiking and cycling is full of adventures, often requiring overnight stays in places with inhospitable conditions. With an outdoor hammock, neither the wet nor the slope will deter you from sleeping over. And it is in these moments that you fully realize that you literally have a treasure with you. It’s compact, lightweight, and hangs up in minutes. It’s kind of a one-man tent.

Why is a hammock a great travel companion?

A hammock is not a classic hammock, although it is very similar to one and can be called as such. Outdoor or also jungle hammocks can be made from different materials. These include parachute fabric, polyester, cotton or even canvas. The best quality hammocks are made from functional fabrics, which means they are both waterproof and UV resistant. They are also pleasant to the touch, firm, not harmed by the influence of the sun, heavy rains, moisture, and are breathable. Your body will not sweat unnecessarily in hammock and will be protected even from significantly adverse weather. You can spend a comfortable night in it or spend the time when it’s cold, rainy and inclement. Thanks to the high-quality materials, these hammocks are almost maintenance-free and don’t get dirty easily.

Why a hammock alone is not enough

hammock with mosquito netOur hammocks themselves are of very high quality. However, in order to provide you with the most comfort, you also need to have other accessories with you. Don’t forget a sleeping bag, a mattress and a tarpaulin or other waterproof sheet to put over the hammock. You won’t get soaked by rain and you’ll be protected from the wind. On frosty nights, don’t forget about quality thermal insulation, i.e. a thicker carimat or underquilt. This is attached to the bottom of the hammock. Then you, and your bottom, will enjoy the pleasant warmth.

If you fall in love with the hammock, you should definitely consider investing in the outdoor version, which is bigger and a little bit better. The outdoor hammock has a built-in canopy and a mosquito net.  And rest assured that in nature these superstructures are priceless. Another major plus of the hammock is that it protects you from ground moisture, crawling insects and other animals. This fact will certainly be appreciated not only by women.

How to simply hang a hammock

If you choose the hammock for wild camping, you will be pleased with its compactness and light weight. When you’re deciding where to stay after a busy day, you won’t be limited by terrain or weather. You will find it convenient to hang it with a few simple movements. Hammocks usually have loops or hooks at the ends. Use the rope to turn them off. In nature, trees that are four to seven metres apart are ideal helpers. Then just hang the hammock so that there is an angle of about 30° between the tree and the rope. This will ensure the most comfortable position for you. You won’t be pushed anywhere, and you’ll feel stable at the same time. Of course, the best teacher is always practice. The more you use the hammock, the quicker you’ll get the hang of the best way to hang it.

Hammock 30 degree

How to put yourself to sleep in hammock

Sleeping in a hammock will never suit everyone. If you like to sleep on your stomach,   your first night in the hammock probably won’t be one of your best. But otherwise, it’s an ideal option for quality sleep. You don’t have to lug around a tent and put it up in a complicated way. In the hammock you can easily sleep in places where it would be very difficult or impossible to put up a tent at all. If you’re going to spend the night in the hammock, then don’t forget to cover yourself with a tarpaulin, which will substitute for shelter. Thanks to it, you won’t be disturbed from sleeping by humidity, but also by insects, falling leaves or bird droppings. You can also use a sleeping bag or other windproof cover and a car mattress.

Discover the benefits of diagonal positioning

To make resting and sleeping in the hammock as comfortable as possible, learn to use the so-called diagonal position. Don’t worry, it’s very easy to achieve. First, lie down in the middle of the hammock in the classic way, i.e. lengthwise. Then slide your legs to the side, about 45 degrees. Then just move the head and body in the same way, but in the opposite direction. While this may not seem like a revolutionary improvement at first glance, you’ll quickly see for yourself how convenient it is. Your body will lie almost flat, with only a slight elevation of the head and legs. But this position is very natural and comfortable for the body and especially the back. So even sleeping on your side will be much more comfortable in this diagonal position.

With hammock for adventure

The hammock has its supporters, but also its opponents. It’s logical, because everyone likes something different. Of course, the best way is to try the hammock literally on your own. This is the only way to find out which group you belong to. If you’re interested in a hammock, you can take a look in our shop and maybe you’ll find your faithful travel companion in one of our quality nets. If this happens, we wish you only the best experience and a peaceful, undisturbed sleep!