Flat webbing disperses the pressure more than rope and therefore is tree-safe. The fact that a wider strap can disperse the pressure more than a thinner one is certainly correct, however in our decade plus of experience and speaking with many arborists over the years, the real difference is in the tree itself - if the tree has a soft bark layer then no matter what you're using to hang your hammock can potentially damage the tree.
RooPax hammocks are designed to be breathable first and foremost - it's what makes them comfortable on a summer day and prevents sweat and condensation from building up on the hammock in all climates.
However, RooPax hammocks are also perfectly suited for hammock camping in any season, whether it's the middle of winter or just a chilly summer night in the mountains. Just as with tent camping it simply requires you to use some additional gear to make sure you stay insulated and sleep comfortably throughout the night.
Life happens to hammocks. Mud, coffee, and trail mix can most likely be found on or in many hammocks after a full season of hanging around in them. Don’t fret too much though, it’s easy to keep your hammock clean and fresh throughout it’s lifetime. Make sure you don’t wash the biners!! Remove them and set them to the side. Be sure to keep track of them, though, so when your hammock is clean and dried you can get right back to ham mocking! Add just a little dose of a gentle detergent. Wash your hammock alone, with nothing else in the machine. This will get it the cleanest! Do not add fabric softeners or any additional cleaning agents. Wash with cool water on a delicate cycle in a front loading washer. It’s best to do this chore on a sunny breezy day. That way you can air dry your hammock outside. Regardless if you do it indoors or out–air drying is what we recommend. It will dry within 30 minutes!
Nope! They are made of a light weight rip-stop hammock that is breathable and light! We made it that way so that when you are chillin’ in the sun it is breathable. It’s also washable and dries in 20 minutes!
We have personally tested our hammocks up to 600lbs and they still haven’t busted! We recommend not putting in more weight in your hammock than that. And let’s be honest, why share your hammock with that many people anyways?
While it's nice to have your hammock setup full time in the yard, we highly recommend not leaving your hammock outdoors full time when not in use. The rain won't hurt it - your RooPax hammock is incredibly durable and won't rot or mildew like so many other hammocks - however over time UV rays will take a toll on the lightweight material. UV Rays are often known as 'gear killers' to outdoor lovers - whether it's a tent, backpack or your RooPax Hammock, most outdoor gear you own is designed for active use in the sun but not to bake in the sun day after day.