Trek Light Gear's FAQ & Tree of Knowledge

UV Exposure: Protect Your Gear

While it's nice to have your hammock setup full time in the yard, we strongly recommend not leaving your hammock or other TLG products outdoors full time when not in use. (Lucky for you we designed our hammock so it only takes seconds to setup and take down.)

UV Rays are often known as 'gear killers' to outdoor lovers - whether it's a tent, backpack or your Trek Light Hammock, most of the outdoor gear you own is designed for active use in the sun but not to bake in the sun all day everyday. If you purchase or own a hammock from a competitor and they don't warn you about leaving it in the sun, trust us, it's not because theirs are immune to the UV problem!

Excessive prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will eventually cause the colors of our products to fade. By the time you're seeing the color fading, it means the UV rays have also begun to weaken the fibers of the material. A UV damaged hammock, backpack, etc. is much more likely to tear and that might mean the end of your relaxing hammock nap.

While we offer an incredible Lifetime Warranty against any manufacturer's defects or issues, leaving your hammock out in the sun to the point that the colors become excessively faded can void your warranty so please just take a moment to pack up your hammock when not in use.

Remember, the warnings above only apply to leaving your hammock out all day repeatedly in the sun - you definitely should never worry about using your Trek Light Gear products in the sun, that's what they're for!

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