Where is the Cross Hammock manufactured?
Each Cross Hammock is manufactured as a unique piece in Germany.
Which materials are used for the Cross Hammock?
The Cross Hammock is made from the best hammock fabrics available worldwide. All suspension cords are made of Dyneema. The mosquito net of the net models consists of a very light and stable Noseeum Mesh.
How durable is the Cross Hammock?
The Cross Hammock has been continuously developed over the past two years, tested again and again, and has not been spared. By using Hexon 1.6 or Hexon 2.4 the Cross Hammock can be adapted to users of different weights. In addition, it is now possible to process the fabric in two layers. This increases the weight of the Cross Hammock, but also heavy users can now use the hammock without any problems.
Do I need a sleeping mat in the Cross Hammock?
The mattress keeps the Cross Hammock in shape and distributes the load that occurs especially when getting in and out. It also provides thermal insulation, which is usually indispensable - except on high summer nights with temperatures above 25°C. However, the Cross Hammock offers maximum comfort without a mat - for example when chilling out in the park in summer temperatures. For overnight stays, however, I always recommend lying with a sleeping mat.
What size should the mat be?
The Cross Hammock is designed for use with 200 cm x 63 cm (6' 6" x 2') camping mats. Shorter and narrower or anatomically shaped insulation mats could slip and therefore offer less comfort and accuracy of fit. Foam isomats (e.g. Evazote) are also less suitable because they do not stabilise the Cross Hammock sufficiently. I recommend in summer Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Topo Large, or during winter Therm-a-Rest Neo Air Xtherm Max Large. Alternatively, I recommend for the summer Exped AG SynMat 7 XP LW or in winter Exped DownMat 9 XP LW.
What shape should the mat be?
The most common suppliers offer longitudinal ribbed (Exped) or transverse ribbed (Therm-a-Rest) mats, which stiffen the Cross Hammock in one direction at a time. I personally find cross-ribbed mats more comfortable - but that is ultimately a matter of taste. The Exped UL line, e.g. the AIRMAT UL LITE LW, is however less suitable because it wraps itself around the user's body in the Cross Hammock.
Why is there no compartment for the sleeping mat?
Double-layer hammocks with an intermediate insulating mat can lead to cold spots. The user lying on the upper fabric layer does not benefit from the insulation performance of the mat because it is not evenly pressed against the upper fabric by the fabric layer underneath. In the Cross Hammock therefore you lay directly on the insulation mat.
Up to what body size can I use the Cross Hammock?
Due to its construction, the Cross Hammock is spread up to a maximum length of 1.85 m (6' 1"), depending on the height of the user. If you lie without a mat, you will feel a moderate pressure on your head and feet. Users of a camping mat, on the other hand, benefit from the length and width of the camping mat used, which frees them from confinement when lying in the hammock. For users over 1.85 m I offer a Cross Hammock XL.
What adjustment options does the Cross Hammock user have?
All Cross Hammocks have an head zone adjustable with whoopie slings - so that you can either lie flat or with a raised upper body. In addition the ridgeline of the netless standard mat can be adjusted in length - but please not longer than 1.80 m (6'), otherwise the forces are distributed too unfavourably and you could damage your Cross Hammock.
Why evo loops are used on the Cross Hammock?
Evo loops are more durable and lighter than karabiners, but are even easier to use. They are therefore ideally suited as a connection between side cords, ridgeline and tree straps. Evoloops weigh 4 g each.
What do I have to do if the side cords get tangled up?
The side cords should run to the hammock as shown here. If they get tangled after unpacking, you can open the evo loop and pick up all 10 loops again. Finally, the ridgeline is hooked in. However, this rebuilding should only be necessary very rarely.
What else do I have to pay attention to when hanging the Cross Hammock?
The ridgeline connecting the karabiners must be horizontal. The easiest way to check this is with a mobile phone. If necessary, one of the suspension points must be adjusted higher or lower.