Other options you can use as a ridgeline cord for your hammock are:
A utility cord.
In any manner, what kind of rope do you use for a hammock?
The optimum rope for hanging a hammock, whether made of natural or synthetic fiber, is rope described as "soft laid" or "lang lay" rope.
Despite that, what is a ridgeline rope? The ridgeline, a long piece of cord that you tie between two trees – 25 to 30 feet of ZingIt (urethane coated dyneema fiber) is a good length. People often secure the ridgeline to trees using metal hardware instead of a knot, like a Dutchware Hook at one end and a Wasp at the other, but there are a thousand variations.
Yet, how do you attach a hammock to a ridgeline?
How tight should hammocks be?
In a nutshell, the tighter you pull your hammock the greater the forces will be on the suspension and anchor points (another reason to hang loose!). An approximate 30 degree angle is considered ideal.
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
ETROL Upgraded 2 in 1 Camping Hammock with Mosquito Net - Lightweight Portable Hammock for Outside, Travel, Hiking, Backpacking - Bug Net, Tree Straps, Ridgeline, Nails, Elastic Rope
UNIQUE SUPPORT ROPE - ETROL bat hammock original unique design with horizontal support rope. Three functions are provided by the rope above the hammock when it set up. 1.Support the mosquito net so that when you lie down in the hammock, the mosquito net will not hang down and block your sight. 2.Provide suspension function. 3. Unzip the hammock and put the mosquito net on the support rope to broader your horizon.
NEW UPGRADED FABRICS - Hammock bottom made of 70D tear resistant nylon fabric, with delicate and soft Polyester Fabric B3 net (anti-mosquito). Portable lightweight and comes in with built in storage bag, Easy to carry. Made of skin-friendly fabric, comfortable and natural.
SUFFICIENT SPACE - hammocks 110" x 55" size gives you plenty of room to sleep. The weight is limited to 440 pounds. This is a single/double hammock and there is plenty of room for stretching. You can also remove the rope and turn the hammock over when you don't need it. This will be a new hammock.
EASY TO SETUP- This mosquito net hammock is equipped with everything needed for quick suspension - two steel hooks, two 110-inch hammock straps , ten length adjustment rings, two ground piles, attached Compression Sack and two supporting buckles for connecting pile, make the overall space of the hammock larger with the ground nail without "TACO hammock" any more,It has a non - detachable mosquito net for easy use.
100% SATISFACTION PROMISE—Every ETROL hammock is accompanied by a 6-month quality promise. If you find any worries with your amazing camping hammock, just let us know. We will refund every penny with a smile or replace it absolutely free forever
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
emma kites Red UHMWPE Braided Cord High Strength Least Stretch Tent Tarp Rain Fly Guyline Hammock Ridgeline Suspension for Camping Hiking Backpacking Survival Recreational Marine Outdoors 100Ft 1000Lb
100% UHMWPE Braided Cord: 100~1000Lb high strength provided, hollow braid, spliceable for making whoopie slings, extra light. High adaption to wild outdoor environment, widely used as guy line, ridgeline for tent, tarp, rain fly and hammock, powerful cord at hand when camping, backpacking, survival, emergency, hunting, boating, etc.
High Strength-to-weight Ratio! Made of 100% UHMWPE fiber (UHMWPE is known as different trade names, like dyneema, spectra by different manufacturers), yields highest strength in lightest weight, 15 times stronger than steel by weight. Holds greatest energy in lightest weight! Weighs much less than nylon and polyester cord, also much less bulkier, excellent for outdoor carry.
LEAST STRETCH! Stretch annoys much in hauling, rigging and other applications. UHMWPE almost has no stretch under working load. This feature really does a great help in saving labors.
TANGLE RESIST! Smooth to touch, slick to move on most surface and stiff. These features make line less tangle prone. No more tangling trouble during use and organization. We also have UHMWPE line wound in a spool to help well organize.
LONG WEAR LIFE! UHMWPE is capable to resist intense abrasion and wear during use. With tight and firm braid, our UHMWPE line has a long service life for you! With low moisture absorbency, resistance to most chemicals, to UV, to severe abrasion and wear, our high strength UHMWPE line will do a lot of help for you in outdoor life and you'll find a great deal of applications out of it.
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
Go Outfitters Ridgeline for the GO Hammock
Designed for the go hammock and most 11' hammocks
Takes the guess work out of setting up the go hammock
Loops are spliced by hand in the USA
Made from premium high strength rope
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
onewind Double Camping Hammock with Removable Net,10.5'Tree Strap,Ridgeline -Portable Ripstop Nylon-Perfect for Yard,Patio, Hiking, Travel- Hold 500lbs(126 inches68inches)
🌲XL Camping Hammock for 2 persons– Our camp hammock fits 2 people, a single 68” wide piece of 2.2 oz. 70D hex ripstop nylon fabric offers an asymmetrical lay, which is more durable than traditional parachute hammocks. Its single panel construction removes annoying seam ridges on both sides of the hammock, making it more comfortable, and that translates to a better night’s sleep. The XL hammock is rated at 500 lbs
🌲 Hammock Accessories Kits – You'll get everything needed to quickly set up your double hammock with tree straps for a good night’s rest or lazy afternoon nap. Two strong 10.5’ tree straps and two X-Steel loops that connect the cinch buckles to the hammocks continuous loops. Bottom entry bug net hammock using shock cord and lock system that effortlessly to use. The ridgeline organizer stores you water bottle, wallet, cell phone or radio within reach and a lantern hanger is placed as well
🌲UHMWPE Ridgeline for Ultra Comfort – The lightweight hammock included adjustable ridgeline lets you increase or decrease the length to control the amount of sag the hammock has for added comfort
🌲Double-Sided Stuff Sack – Compact and keep everything off the ground, pull out each end of the included stuff sack, and store the sack out of the way on the suspension or it can be used to store the bug net if it’s not needed
🌲Relax Gear Essensial-Get more relaxtion after work, share fun time with families, yard hanging? The hammock offers everything. Compact and easy to take for traveling, camping, backpacking as well
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
Nite Ize RR-04-50 Rope Pack-50 FT Reflective Cord, 50 Feet, Green
REFLECTIVE, DURABLE UTILITY CORD - A special reflective strip woven into this nylon cord makes it highly visible in your flashlight beam so you won't trip over it at night
GREAT FOR GUYING OUT TENTS OR TYING UP TARPS - With 50 FT of cord to work with, you'll have plenty for setting up your tent, tarp, or shelter, and because it's highly reflective you won't get tangled up in it walking around camp at night
TOUGH NYLON CORD - Made of sturdy nylon cord with a special reflective strip woven into it
50 FT OF LIGHTWEIGHT CORD - Nite Ize Reflective Gear Cord pack contains 50' (15.24 meters) of 2.44mm green nylon rope reflective gear cable, weighing a mere 2.43oz
WORRY-FREE GUARANTEE - all Nite Ize products are backed by our Worry-Free Guarantee
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
GM CLIMBING Reflective Utility Cord 50feet 2.5mm Orange 300LB High Strength Hi-Vis Less Stretch Guyline for Tent Tarp Hammock Rigging Outdoor General Use (50ft, Orange)
Double reflective strands march along the cord and intercross on the surface, which produces a string of "tiny bulbs" when shine a light in the dark. This much enhance reflective effective, augment High Visibility in the dark.
A very Handy and useful reflective cord does great jobs in a wide range of night outdoor activities: stringing out a tarp, guying the tent, bear rigging, lashing, binding, fencing, etc when camping, hiking, backpacking, on the trail…
EXCELLENT KNOTABILITY! Quick and easy to tie or untie knots due to its minimum stretch and professional neat braid.
ADAPT TO MULTIFARIOUS TOUGH ENVIRONMENT! Tough equipment which has ability to resist is what you need. With low moisture absorbency, fast drying, excellent resistance to UV, abrasion, most general chemicals, this cord is an authentic help for you.
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
GM CLIMBING Pack of 3 Double Braid 3mm (1/8in) Low Stretch 400lb Strength Accessory Cord for Outdoor Activities Tent Tarp Hammock Guyline Rigging Hunting Backpacking (Black Green Orange, 20ft)
Pack of 3 accessory cord 3mm (1/8in) contains: 1x Black accessory cord, 1x green accessory cord, 1x orange accessory cord. These 3 accessory cords which are made of polyester are all 20 feet long and of 400lb strength.
This is a very handy and useful 3mm accessory cord for a great deal of outdoor recreation activities, like climbing, mountaineering, canoeing, caving, arborist, camping, hiking, stringing out a tarp, guying the tent, survival, etc.
RESIST ABRASION. LONGER WEAR LIFE! Double braid construction (braided core inside a braided sheath) has a Firm ARMOUR made of polyester to help resist damages caused by friction, rubbing and other types of unavoidable wear during use of cord. The property of abrasion resistance guarantees long-life use.
ADAPT TO MULTIFARIOUS TOUGH ENVIRONMENT! Outdoor environment is brutal. Tough equipment which has ability to resist is your need. With low moisture absorbency, fast drying, excellent resistance to UV, abrasion, most general chemicals, this cord is an authentic help for you.
SUPPLE IN HANDLING, FLEXIBLE AND EASY IN TYING KNOTES! Light and compact, takes almost no space in backpack for you to easily carry on. Always act as a great helper.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
SGT KNOTS Dyneema Hollow Braid Rope - Lightweight 12 Strand Cord for Whoopie Slings, Arborists, Boating & More (1/8" x 25ft, Green)
Dyneema CORD - Lightweight and flexible hollow braid Dyneema 12-strand cord is stronger than paracord and perfect for a wide range of indoor and outdoor uses, including lifting slings, stabilizing slings, towing lines, mooring lines, water applications, winches, stage and theater rigging, and halyards.
DYNEEMA POWER - Dyneema line is built from Dyneema, a durable synthetic fiber that floats on water and features excellent abrasion resistance, low-stretch performance, flex-fatigue resistance, and an unparalleled strength to weight ratio. At an average tensile strength of 1,600 pounds, Dyneema is 15 times stronger than steel in a weight to weight comparison.
WHOOPIE SLINGS - Dyneema is easy to splice and commonly used by crafters, survivalists, backpackers, and campers to make the versatile and easily adjustable whoopie sling. To create a whoopie sling, use a needle to feed one end of the cord into the hollow space of the other. Exertion will create a Chinese finger trap style constriction lock. Whoopie slings are very popular for hammocks, floating chairs, arborist projects and tree care, keychains, guy lines, drawstrings, and cargo tie-downs.
LENGTH / WIDTH / COLOR - Choose between pre-cut lengths 25 feet, 50 feet, 100, or 600 feet. Dyneema cord diameter thickness option: 7/64 inch, 1/8 inch, 3/16 inch, or 1/4 inch. Available in 7 different colors: Red, Black, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Silver, and Green.
VETERAN OWNED and OPERATED - Dyneema Utility Line made in the USA. Just like the Marine Corps, SGT KNOTS is committed to being the best of the best. We continue to live by the motto, Semper Fidelis—Always Faithful. Our loyalty to our customers is what makes us who we are, and the reason we continue to grow in popularity and product offerings. We promise to maintain the strength and consistency of our products. We also pass down our bulk savings to our customers.
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
Hammock Camping Double&Single with Mosquito Net. Portable Lightweight Protective Hammock with 20Ft(Total) Tree Straps-Easy to Assemble. Perfect for Camping Backpacking Travel Hiking Outdoor Indoor
🌳THE LATEST NEW DESIGN PACK HAMMOCK / ONE LINE DESIGN MOSQUITO NET. Our new user-friendly structure is easy to setup, saving 30% time compared to similar market products. The two brand new adjustable ropes can be fastened to the tree strap by hooks.
🌳COCOONS ARE FOR CATTERPILLARS. Ever find yourself uncomfortably bundled up in a camp hammock? MIZTLI's camping hammocks come with 2 ROPES and 2 STAKES which guarantee more space and fresh air. These elastic ropes allow for the gentle swing you love in a tree hammock. So just lay back, stretch out and enjoy your favorite book or scenery.
🌳SIZE MATTERS. The size of our design offers the most space when resting while remaining compact for transportation. Unfolded dimensions: 114x57” (290x145 cm). Bundled dimensions: 4x7.8x9.4” (10x20x24 cm). Total weight: only 2 lb but can support up to 500 lb.
🌳ALL PARTS INCLUDED. Even a kid can set up this hammock in minutes. 2 hammock straps（2×10 adjustment loops + 20 ft long combined) 2 carabiners （solid steel/D-shaped） 2 high-strength stakes 2 elastic ropes. Of course, you can easily use this outdoor hammock with a hammock underquilt and a hammock rain fly in your next adventure.
🌳MIZTLI LIFETIME WARRANTY. If you have any questions or doubts during the use of your MIZTLI 3.0 Hammock, please feel free to contact us. We are glad to provide you with any and all assistance you need. 100% satisfaction guaranteed, if not we will fully refund your purchase.So it's a decent HOLIDAY GIFT for friends and families.
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
ENO, Eagles Nest Outfitters Talon Ridgeline Storage Pocket, XL
CONVENIENT STORAGE: Storage pocket attaches to the included Ridgeline and gives you a convenient place to keep a headlamp, book, glasses and other small items.
VERSATILE AND ADJUSTABLE: Includes a 25 foot line that you run above your hammock; prusik knots let you adjust the tension of the Ridgeline and attach accessories.
SETUP AND TAKE DOWN IN SECONDS: Run the ENO Talon Ridgeline above your ENO hammock (sold separately) to create a handy place to stash accessories and hang a small lantern.
LIGHTWEIGHT AND EASILY PACKABLE: Setup and take down takes just seconds. The Talon weighs only 4 ounces and includes a stuff sack for easy portability. Measures 19.5" long x 9" wide unfolded.
PLEASE NOTE: ENO attempts to reduce potential waste by using every bit of fabric available in production, so the color of the stuff sack and stitching might vary from what is pictured
If you really want to geek out, a good starting angle is 30-degrees from horizontal. This is the most important tip to make your hammock more comfortable. A deep sag also lowers the center of gravity, making the hammock more stable and harder to fall out of.
Open-weave polyester rope hammocks are more durable, less prone to mold and mildew, and better able to withstand high humidity, salt air, and ultraviolet rays. However, polyester rope is less flexible than cotton rope, and therefore may not be as comfortable.
Paracord normally has a thickness of 4mm (7 or 8 Inner cores), which is too thin for holding a hammock. So to put it exactly, Type III paracord (550 cord) is about 3/16″ thick when relaxed, 1/8″ thick or less when stretched tight. However, for holding a hammock, a thickness of around 1 inch is recommended.
Tie a knot in the strings between the loop and the bed of the hammock. Start off by tying just one knot at a time and test for length. Each knot will shorten the strings by about five inches. Keep tying until you get the desired length.