Upon registration, we guarantee our Kingcord-made
hammocks against defects in materials and workmanship for three years
from the date of purchase. If during those three years any such defects
materialize, we will at our discretion replace or repair the hammock.
Of course, this guarantee does not cover such factors as normal wear
and tear, damage caused by vandalism, pets or wildlife, or prolonged
exposure to the elements, e.g. precipitation, humidity.
As manufacturers of high quality hammocks and
innovators in braided hammock cord (at least 20% stronger than twisted
cord), we have been in business since 1979. Over this time, we have
experimented with most yarns and yarn colors to find those best suited
to the heavy workout active families put hammocks through. Beginning
with polypropylene (olefin), we were first to recognize that forest
green (naturally, in hindsight) would become the most popular color.
The inherent limitations of olefin (rough, scratchy, slightly oily,
resigned sighs from our weavers) spurred us to find something that we
could wholeheartedly recommend to all our customers. Naturally, we
turned to cotton. While braided natural cotton would seem ideal, we
also considered cotton's heavy use of agricultural pesticides and
fertilizers, its dustiness in the braiding process, and its tendency to
rot and attract mold when wet. The only cord that was both stronger, more durable
and rotproof, yet had cotton-soft texture better than cotton itself,
was soft-spun polyester. And so, we introduced the braided soft-spun
polyester hammock to the world in 1992. As this unique, luxuriously
soft and highly durable hammock has since become recognized as the gold
standard for rope hammocks, we've gradually phased out olefin rope, and
we haven't sold olefin hammocks online since 2000.
But our hammocks are not just loved for their
comfort; the eye must also be pleased. The beauty of every Kingcord
hammock derives both from the neatly woven rope, and from a master
woodworker's attention to detail that goes into the making of every
spreader, producing a smoothly polished surface throughout, including
inside the countersunk-and-bevelled holes. This is again not merely
appealing to the eye, but highly functional. To coin a phrase, it
allows the spreaders to "float", to perform their task of spreading the
hammock bed by letting the rope slide freely through the spreaders,
without putting undue tension on the spreaders or needlessly catching
on or chafing the rope. The hammock adjusts freely to your weight for
Many of our customers have spent years searching in
vain for that perfect hammock; as corny as it may sound, we take our
responsibility in helping end your search very seriously! Please feel
free to use the table above, and e-Mail us if you have questions or comments: we respond to every email we receive.
Taking Care of your Hammock
While our hammocks are made to be thoroughly enjoyed indoors and especially outdoors, like all things natural the spreader bars are
susceptible to the elements. It's a good idea to wax them regularly, to
help protect the finish and prevent moisture from affecting the wood,
and thus extend the beauty of the spreaders. Optimally, the hammock
should be used in a dry location without excessive direct sunlight
which naturally weathers the wood, and stored overnight to dry and
prevent prolonged exposure to moisture or humidity.
Unlike cotton, our spun polyester doesn't rot.
However, anything left damp too long will develop mold or mildew. Don't
leave the hammock lying in the grass! And let the hammock dry
completely before storing it rolled up in a bag or box. In addition,
since sharp-toothed animals are everywhere, count them among the
elements! Some have a predilection for hammock cord to line their
nests, or simply to have something to chew on. When hanging or storing
your hammock, make sure it is out of reach of such animals.
Winter-store your hammock completely dry, preferably in a closed
bag/box. Remember, mice need just a tiny hole to squeeze through!
First hang the Hammock...
The hammock should be strung between two solid
support structures preferably the length of the hammock apart or
slightly more, since the hammock will stretch a little as it is used
(initially, the hammock should be a little tight to compensate for
that). Solid support structures include strong trees, sturdy
well-secured posts, and a portable hammock stand. Our stands are 2 or 3
feet longer than the hammocks, and come with chains to bridge the gap.
Always ensure that the hammock is securely attached.
This means, if you're using hooks to attach to a tree, turn the hooks
deep into the wood, not just into the bark of the tree. The hook's eye
should end up flush with the bark. Don't force the hook as that may
destroy the thread and cause metal fatigue. The same holds when
screwing the hook into a post; the hook's eye should end up flush with
the surface of the wood. You can drill a narrow pilot hole to facilite
entry of the hook. Check regularly that the hooks are still firmly
attached, and the support structures still solid. Since every good
hammock has a little "give" when you lie in it, install the hooks about
4 feet from the ground to avoid "scraping bottom". You can also adjust
the tightness of the hammock: the tighter it's stretched, the higher
you stay off the ground.
Always ensure that the hammock is safely located.
This means that you should not hang it too close to the edge of your
deck or any other precipice, or anywhere someone might get hurt after
getting in or out in an uncontrolled fashion.
Always ensure that the hammock is still safe: e.g.,
check if cords may have been chewed or become untied, if a spreader bar
has developed a weak spot, if the metal hardware has rusted or
...And then you lie in it
Grab the hammock, sit down approximately in the
center, then take hold of the sides of the hammock for balance. Now lie
back and swing your legs onto the hammock. You can lie on the center
line of the hammock, or if you want to lie a little flatter, diagonally
from one corner to the opposite corner. You can also, after sitting
down, just lie back and lie across the hammock with your feet still
dangling over the side. Just make sure your weight is balanced .
Our Extra Large hammocks will easily carry two tall
regular-sized adults, while the Medium hammocks are primarily meant for
a single person not much taller than 6 feet, though couples have been
known to get in quite comfortably. Please note that while our hammocks
can carry lots of weight, any chain is only as strong as its "weakest
link"! - So make sure you securely attach the hammock to solid support structures, with proper hooks, chains, rope or straps.