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?
Yes. First of all it keeps the Cross Hammock in shape and makes it easier to get in. Secondly, enormous forces occur when getting in and out of the hammock, which in the worst case only 4 "teeth" have to hold. The insulating mat distributes these forces more evenly and prevents teeth from tearing off. And thirdly, it offers thermal insulation, which is usually indispensable - except on midsummer nights with temperatures above 25°C (77° F). Although it is missing on some pictures here, it is highly recommend to lie with an insulating 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.
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 1.90 m (6' 3"), 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.
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 karabiners are used on the Cross Hammock?
It is part of the modular concept of the Cross Hammock to make all connections detachable and adjustable by the user. If the thin side cords should get confused (this is rare), they can be easily unhooked and picked up again. The carabiners weigh 20 g (0.7 oz) 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 up after unpacking, unhook the carabiner and take up all 10 loops again. Starting at the foot end, hook in the open karabiner from below. Finally the Ridgeline (here green above white) is hooked in.
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.