|Just Right|| Suspension angle at or near 30 degrees.|
Suspension lines extend up at about the same angle as the hammock.
Ridgeline is tight, but can be flexed with your hand.
Stress on suspension is roughly equal to your body weight.
Hammock only sinks a few inches when you get in.
Your hammock is most comfortable with the proper amount of sag.
|Too Flat|| Suspension angle below 30 degrees.|
Ridgeline is too tight, can't be flexed with your hand.
Stress on suspension can be much greater * than your body weight.
Hammock is uncomfortable and has tight ridge down the center.
Your hammock sinks several inches when you get in, even if you hang it extra high.
Corrective ActionLengthen suspension.
Move straps up higher on the tree.
Choose a pair of trees closer together.
* Warning - Hanging your hammock with the suspension too flat can exceed the ratings on the individual suspension parts and cause the hammock to fall causing injury.
|Too Steep|| Suspension angle above 30 degrees.|
Ridgeline saggy or flexes too easily.
Stress on suspension is less than your body weight.
Hammock feels saggy and uncomfortable. Not enough room around shoulders or feet.
Hammock forces you into a "banana" shape.
Bug netting sags against you.
Corrective ActionShorten suspension.
Move straps down lower on the tree.
Choose a pair of trees farther apart.