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Have some questions about our Mexican hammocks? Well hopefully these will answer your queries, if not please just email us.
- What are Mexican hammocks made of and what is the difference?
- How long will my hammock last, and what special care should I give it?
- How do you hang a hammock and how much space do you need?
- Can I choose my hammock color?
- I don't have a Credit Card, can I still make a purchase?
- Can Hammocks be washed?
- Do I get any instructions with my hammock?
- What is the difference between a spread bar hammock and a hammock without a bar?
- What shipping options do you offer?
- Can I buy as a gift, or do you offer gift vouchers?
- Can I order and pay securly through your site?
- Can I sleep in a Hammock?
- Do you supply frames or hammock ropes with your Hammocks?
- Do you offer a guarantee?
- How long does it take to make a hammock?
- Are your hammocks available in stores?
- Can I order from overseas and have sent to the US?
- Where are you based and where can I get more information on Mexican hammocks?
1. What are Mexican hammocks made of and what is the difference?
Our hammocks are made from either nylon or cotton cord and both come in a great variety of colors. The main differences are that cotton hammocks are softer and slightly more comfortable, as they stretch and conform more to your body shape. Nylon hammocks are also very comfortable, but are slightly firmer and more durable. This can make them better for more constant outdoor use, or if you are travelling with it.
Your hammock will last for many years if you give it the proper care. It should be sheltered from the elements where possible when not in use, such as not be left outdoors for long periods of time, especially in sunlight and rain. We also suggest wearing appropriate clothing while you are resting in your hammock. Try to avoid buttons, jewellery, shoes, watches or any other object that might grab or cut cords. Nevertheless cut, broken or burned cords can be repaired by knotting the ends. If you want to leave your hammock outside for extended periods of time, try our hammock cover. Both nylon and cotton need the same proper care.
Hammocks are very versatile and can be hung nearly anywhere by attaching to a strong wall, tree, post, fence, sail boat mast, etc. Hang it so that the ends where it is tied are about 6 feet from the ground, so that it hangs down to a level between your knees and your hips. You can use rope, chain, strong cords for poles and trees. For a wood or concrete wall you can drill or screw in a heavy duty hook (hammock hooks). We also include hanging instructions with every hammock. For hanging you need approx 4 metres of space. Shorter distances can be achieved by having the ropes tied higher up (this will create more of a banana shape to the hammock though). Also you can tie the arms into a single not, which decreases the length needed to hang also. For longer distances this can be simply achieved by using longer rope, and also tying higher to create the proper hanging height between your waist and knees.
Yes, we offer hammocks in Natural white color, or multi-colored combinations. The multi-colored hammocks are composed of between 3-6 different colors. As each hammock is hand-woven by Mayan artisans, all multi-colored hammocks have their own unique color combinations. If you have a color combination preference please note this on your order and we will do our best to provide the best match for you.
To choose your color option when purchasing a hammock package deal you can do so during the payment process. While going through the checkout process you will see a box that says 'add special instructions to seller' in this just state your color option preference as from the relevant hammock size/type page. Either that, or just email us ASAP after your order to confirm you color preference.
Yes, just let us know and we'll try and provide alternative options for you.
6. Can hammocks be washed ?
Yes, to do so grab each end loop and stretch the hammock to its full length. Using thick string or cord bind the end cords and body at about six inch intervals to keep them from tangling. Put into a pillow case and put it into the washing machine. Wash with mild detergent and cold water. You can also wash it by hand by simply soaking it in a large pot or bucket for a few hours with mild detergent and rinsing it thoroughly in cold water. Hang it to dry. A cotton hammock will shrink right after washing but it returns to normal size when in use again.
7. Do I get any instructions with my hammock?
Yes, with every hammock you'll receive a guide for hanging, along with care tips, knot tying instructions, and directions for folding to keep your hammock free of tangles.
8. What is the difference between a spread bar hammock and a hammock without a bar?
A spread bar hammock has a bar at the top, hammock chairs, or across both ends which is known as an American or Resort style hammock. A hammock without a bar is a typical Mayan hammock. This is our speciality. It was designed 3000 years ago by the Mayan Indians and it is considered the most comfortable hammock in the world by customers. These are the Double, Queen and King Mexican Hammocks.
Free shipping USA and Canada wide. This is through Fedex or UPS International couriers and takes approx 1-3 working days (with tracking). We can deliver to other countries, but please contact us first for pricing.
Yes, you can easily buy as a gift for someone and have it sent directly to them. Gift certificates/vouchers are available to be purchased through our web site. This produces a paypal voucher to be used on our site. All you have to do is select the value of the certificate, the recipient and have it emailed or print and post it to your recipient. These can be found on our Specials page.
Yes, you have nothing to worry about. All our online payments are processed securely through Paypal which allows for a variety of payment options (credit card, debit card, or bank account). Payment is instant, so as soon as payment is made your goods are shipped to your designated address. Payment may also be made through internet banking or direct bank deposit if you wish. Just email us for account details.
Definitely, a perfect use for your hammock, whether it's a mid-afternoon nap, or you want to sleep the whole night. In fact hammocks are more popular than beds in many areas of Mexico. Hammocks are also great when the weather is hot as the air circulates around you through the diamond weave - a great alternative to deck chairs and bulky sun loungers.
Sorry, currently we do not stock hammock frames and they are not included with any hammocks. Ropes are sold with the package deals, along with hammock covers on the specials page.
All our hammocks are checked, rechecked and inspected to ensure they are of the utmost quality. However if for any reason you are unhappy with your hammock, simply return 'as new' for a replacement or refund of your purchase price within the first 30 days.
Being 100% hand-made our hammocks can take between 15-30 days to fully complete. Using up to 7km of cotton or nylon cord, ensures the hammocks are incredibly strong, comfortable and supportive.
At this stage our hammocks are only available online. We are hoping to get our products into stores throughout this year. If you are a retail store or know of a store that might benefit from stocking our hammocks please talk to us we'd love to work with you.
Yes, definitely this is not a problem and a popular option for sending international gifts. However, when you are ordering through paypal and adding the address details, you may not have the option of setting a 'USA' address. To get around this, fill out the billing information screen and proceed through to 'review order and continue'. Now you will see the description of your order. Just below you will see a little box that says ' add special instructions to seller'. Click on this and a little text box will open up. Now just enter a little note and the address you would like shipped to in the United States. That'll then come through to us with the payment, and we'll send the order to the US address. Any problems or still unsure, just email us and we can get the correct address sorted for you, no problems.
We are a Australian based company, operating successfully in Australia, South Africa, Europe, the UK and New Zealand. All orders are processed through us and your purchases are dispatched directly from our stocks in Merida, Mexico where all our hammocks are made. This allows us to keep our costs down which in turn allows us to offer you better prices, service and a greater hammock selection.
You can find more information on using, repairing, storing, folding and more plus videos and additional photos from the following sites.
Hammocks Australia Blog - http://hammocksaustralia.com.au/blog/
You Tube Videos - http://www.youtube.com/user/hammocksaustralia