How wide should I choose?

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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
1.0oz MONOLITE 61in
1.1oz Ripstop Nylon 58in
1.3oz MTN 65in
1.6oz HyperD 58in
1.6oz HyperD XL 74in
1.7oz MTN 72in
1.8oz AIRWAVE 59in
2.2oz Hex70 72in

 


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