How wide should I choose?
Hammock width is an important contributor to the comfort of your hammock, but is secondary to length. There are many poorly sized “double” hammocks available that provide a huge amount of width that can’t be used because the hammocks length is too short to provide access to outside edges of the hammock. A sufficiently wide hammock will allow you to lay in a good diagonal position for best comfort.
Most of the time we try to use as much of the available fabric possible to make the hammock as wide as we can possibly get it. If you are using one our wider fabrics, we can certainly trim the fabric down to make your hammock narrower. Just indicate your desired width when placing your order. While we can always make your hammock narrower, we cannot make it wider than the fabric will allow.
|Fabric||Max Hammock Width|
|1.1oz Ripstop Nylon||58in|
|1.6oz HyperD XL||74in|
A good starting point…
Of course comfort is a very subjective and personal thing, but the chart below may give you a rough idea of where you should start.
|5ft 7in or shorter||10ft||58 – 60in|
|5ft 8in to 6ft||10ft||62 – 66in|
|11ft||58 – 60in|
|6ft to 6ft 3in||11ft||62 – 72in|
|6ft 4in or taller||12ft||72 – 74in|