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Hammocks 101

All the information you'll need as a hammock owner.
Types of Hammocks: Hammocks vs. Chinchorros

A hammock is thick or thin and is usually made with a tighter vertical weave. A chinchorro has a cross-weave that gives it a lighter, more aerated feel. The chinchorro resembles a fishing net that is fundamental to the Wayuu culture.
weaving type hammock

The Anatomy of a Hammock


anatomy of a hammock

How to Lay in a Hammock

You can sit or lay in your hammock anyway you want, but you will enjoy more comfort for a nap, reading or a long night of sleep if you hang it loose and use width of the hammock to lay flat on a 30 degree angle across the hammock that way you will ensure zero pressure points.

How to Hang a Hammock

A hammock is thicker and is usually made with a tighter vertical weave. A chinchorro has a cross-weave that gives it a lighter, more aerated feel. The chinchorro resembles a fishing net that is fundamental to the Wayuu culture.

How to Clean a Hammock
Soak in warm water with mild soap, spot clean with a soft-bristle brush (or a toothbrush), then rinse!
Each of the hammock we sell come with a tag with instructions on how to care for your hammock.

Hammock Care Label