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Hammock Safety Info

Hammock Safety For Kids

Kids love hammocks! 

Trek Light Hammocks are designed to eliminate the safety concerns found in many other hammocks. The solid parachute nylon design means that you'll never have to worry about your little ones getting an arm, leg, or neck, caught in the hammock. And Trek Light Hammocks have an amazing No-Flip design - no need to worry about kids (or adults) getting violently dumped out on the ground while using it.

Even though the hammock is designed to be as safe as possible, kids and infants can always find a way to add danger to the safest of activities. 

Kids of any age can still manage to climb up and over the sides of the hammock, or will purposely swing the hammock upside down (you'll know what we mean) and wind up falling out to the ground if they're not careful. Our hammocks are not tested or approved for infant safety, so infants may run the risk of suffocation if they wind up face down in the hammock and are unable to turn over.

Trek Light Gear recommends that you never leave any young children or infants unsupervised in a hammock.

As with our adult safety rules - always hang your hammock low to the ground to minimize the risk of any injury if a fall occurs and make sure the hammock is hung from objects capable of supporting any bouncing or playing that might occur.

With proper adult supervision, your Trek Light Hammock is an extremely safe experience for children of any age.

Hammock Safety For Adults

You made it this far, you probably feel like you can hammock without getting hurt right? Well, let's have a little Safety Meeting anyways.

Always test your hanging points for stability and strength before getting in your hammock.

Always check your hammock and hanging equipment for tears, holes, fraying, signs of UV fading/weakness, etc. If you see a hole, patch it. If you have weakened or damaged equipment, replace it. (If it's a warranty issue just get in touch so we can help)

Never set up your hammock at a height above 2', or above any dangerous objects or terrain, where a fall or malfunction could cause injury to you, or the people around you.

Equipment, even brand new equipment, can fail.
Trees or structures that appear sturdy are not always what they seem.

Be smart and always think about your safety first.

We realize that our customer base consists of a large number of responsible and knowledgeable outdoor lovers. Many of you are capable of maintaining a safe environment even in situations that may appear dangerous to the outside eye.

If you do choose to disregard our safety recommendations and hang your hammock from anything above a safe height (2′ or higher), you should always have a safety backup plan in case of failure – a harness, safety ropes, etc. that would protect you from any injury.

Safety first. And have fun.

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