How to Use Hammock Stand Combo with Pad and Pillow
Step 1. Place both leg assemblies on the ground with the upward curving elbows facing away from each other. Take the center-pole and place on the ground between the two leg assemblies. Locate the holes on each end of the center-pole and face them up. Slide one end of the center pole over the end of one elbow pole on the foot assembly. Push in silver lock-pin (Figure 1) and continue to slide pole until the lock-pin pops through the hole. Repeat on the other side.
Step 2. Both upright poles have a pre-attached S-hook and end cap on one end and a lock-pin hole on the other. Take one upright pole and align the lock-pin hole with the other lock-pin on the elbow pole of the foot assembly. Slide the upright pole over the elbow pole, push lock-pin down (Figure 1) and continue to slide pole until the lock-pin pops through the hole (Figure 2). Repeat on the other side.
Step 3. Unroll the cotton rope hammock and make sure it is not twisted or tangled. Each end of the rope hammock has an outdoor plated O- ring with a chain attached. Attach one end of the hammock to the assembled hammock stand by placing the last link of the chain over the S- hook on the upright pole. (Figure 3) Attach the other end of the rope hammock in similar fashion.
Note: The initial attachment of the rope hammock to the stand may require more than one person as the rope hammock will likely need to be stretched taught to allow attaching the chain. This is normal as the cotton rope hammock stretches considerably after using the hammock the first couple of times. After the rope hammock has been used it will become much easier to attach.
Adjust height of hammock by adjusting the link of chain you attach to the S-hook.
TIP: If the rope of the hammock seems difficult to attach, place your body behind the end of stand to prevent stand from sliding then pull tight gripping O-ring. Attach chain to stand using other hand.
Step 4. Unroll hammock pad and center on top of rope hammock. Secure the hammock pad to the hammock using the tie down straps located at each corner and sides of hammock pad (6 straps). Using simple knots, tie the straps around each end of the spreader bars (Figure4) and ropes on the side of hammock (Figure 5).
Step 5. To attach pillow, use simple knots using the tie-on straps on the back side of the pillow. Tie to wood spreader bar.
Caution: Care should always be taken when using your hammock but especially when using your hammock for the first time. Please always use extreme caution when getting into and out of the hammock. Never exceed the weight capacity. Never let young children use hammock unaccompanied by an adult. Always inspect the hammock before use to ensure that everything is appropriately attached. Make sure to read and follow the hammock care and safety page.
Note: This guide is for the Desert Stripe Rope Hammock Combo with Stand from Sunnydaze.