About Hanging Distances

A Mexican Hammock will hang in any space of around 3.30 depending on the length of the hammock. The end hanging points to attach your hammock should ordinarily be mounted 1.60 m to 2.4 m off the ground. You may wish to hang it higher or lower depending on the distance between your supports and on your personal preference. If you have less space, try hanging the hammock higher or make a knot close to the loop (of the hammock, this helps to shorten the length of the hammock without affecting the comfort of the hammock.  For distances between 2.50 and 2.90 metres, we recommend you our short hanging distance hammocks. Available in Cotton and Outdoor Cotton

* Photo showing one of our Mexican Hammocks hanged between 2 posts with 2 pairs of ropes

 

To hang Mexican Hammocks with Spreader bars like the photo below, you need a hanging distance of around the same length of your hammock. For example if the total length of your spreader bar hammock is 3.70 metres, your hanging distance will be a minimum of 3.70, if is longer just loose your ropes or straps to reach the loops of your hammock. This is because this hammocks are not hanged in a banana shape like the hammocks without spreader bars. Hammocks with Spreader bars are hanged "Flat" Like the photo below.

 

SHORTENING HANGING DISTANCE:
 

If your hanging distance is between 2.90-3.30 metres  you can make your hammock shorter, making knots like in the picture below (If you do it in both sides you can short your hammock around 40 cm). We strongly recommend you to make the knots close to the loops not to the body and you can make one or two knots in each side to adapt to your hanging distance.

*If you hanging distance is between 2.00 mts - 2.90 mts we recommend you to buy our special designed hammocks under our Short Hanging Distance catalogue


HOW TO MAKE A LONGER  HANGING DISTANCE:

 

If your hanging distance is to long, you can attach ropes to your hammock like in the picture below, in this way you can make your hammock longer.

You can attach 2 ropes together like in the photo below for to make it even longer, but please be careful with your attachments and be sure that your knots are secure.