Important Things to Consider About Hammock Suspension
When selecting the best hammock suspension, pay close attention to the straps and be prepared to replace them if they don’t meet your needs. Speaking of needs, keep in mind where you’ll be using your hammock the most.
Here’s some key questions to ask:
- How often will I be setting up and breaking down my hammock
- Does my hammock need to be lighter than most for transport?
- Will I be attaching my hammock to multiple different supports, such as trees, poles or whatever is handy?
- Will I need to make sure my hammock can carry more weight?
All these questions determine the type of versatility, durability and portability you’ll need for your hammock. For example, someone who plans to take their hammock on camping trips and hiking treks will need a hammock that is light to carry, and can also bear weight more regularly if its being used to sleep in. They’ll probably be attaching the hammock between trees, so the straps should be made for this. This is in contrast to someone setting up their hammock in their backyard as a nice reading spot probably won’t need a lot of portability, and the weight of the hammock won’t matter.