CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE
1 adult and child, weight capacity 200kg, the woven bed expands to 1.75m width
Queen Cotton weighs 1kg, Outdoor Cotton weighs 2kg
3 adults, weight capacity 250kg,
the woven bed expands to 2- 2.20m width
King Cotton weighs 1.40kg, Outdoor Cotton weighs 2.50kg
The King size is the best overall value in terms of size and comfort for Outdoor Cotton.
A small family, weight capacity 300kg
the woven bed expands to 2.5m width
Jumbo Cotton weighs 1.8kg, Outdoor Cotton weighs 2.9kg
Jumbo is the best overall value for Cotton hammocks.
A Mexican Hammock will hang in a space from 3.3m to 4.5m. (and more using long Tree Saver hanging straps)
The hanging points (hooks) should be from 1.6m to 2.4m off the ground, your personal preference will decide the height.
ENTERING THE HAMMOCK
The aim is to lay across the hammock, (not lengthwise) :
Grab the edge of the far side of hammock behind you and pull it over your head.
Sit down in the middle of hammock, gently.
Lie back until you are comfortable, now the hammock is perfectly shaped to your body.
Be careful with buttons, earrings, rings and watches etc when you are in the hammock because they could snag and break a thread when pulled.
If this happens quickly grab the broken ends and reweave and re-tie.
CHILDREN AND HAMMOCKS
Children love hammocks and here are some simple rules for having fun safely in a hammock.
# Bottom first, never foot first #
Do not stand in them or push down heavily on single point, in other words spread the weight.
Do not leave children unattended in a hammock. Hammocks can be unstable so take care entering and exiting, always put feet over the edge first then stand on ground and stand up.
We recommend hanging your hammock lower when you have young kids so that it is easier for them to get in and out of the hammock.
STORING YOUR HAMMOCK
Whenever you remove a hammock end from a hanging hook TIE A KNOT in the end strings to avoid tangling.
Even better, fold and wrap the hammock with a rope.
Transport your hammock in a bag or pillow case to prevent snagging.
Always dry out your hammock before folding and storing away.
Take care of your hammock and it will last for many years. I have used a King size Cotton for 20 years, the colors have faded, but it is still as strong and as comfortable as when i bought it.
Lastly ENJOY your beautiful hammock !!
MARKETS, WHERE YOU CAN EXPERIENCE A MEXICAN HAMMOCK
Just call me, 0419 233 244, and arrange a try out, if you are in the Cairns – Port Douglas area.