1. Can I order from the Vivere website?
We are a wholesaler and only deal directly with retailers. For a list of dealers in your area, please visit our dealer search area and type in your postal code. There are also numerous on-line retails who handle Vivere products as well. We do encourage you to call them in advance to confirm they have stock of the product you are interested in.
2. Can I leave my hammock outside all summer long?
We suggest that you bring your hammock inside when it is not in use. This will reduce its exposure to the elements and significantly prolong its lifespan.
3. Will my hammock stretch?
Yes, but it depends on the material. We have hammocks that will stretch anywhere from 1-2 inches up to 1-2 feet. However, after the hammock has been used on several occasions, the stretching tends to subside.
4. Where will I hang it?
Inside or outside? Take measurements of the area where you plan to hang the hammock. This will come in handy when its time to order. If you think you don't have a place to hang a hammock, check out our hammock stands. These options give you the flexibility of hanging your hammock anywhere!
5. Can I hang my hammock inside?
Absolutely! You can use our hammock hooks or purchase lag hooks from your local hardware store. When screwing them into the wall, you must locate a stud and use this as an anchor.
6. How should I care for my hammock?
Every style of hammock is unique and requires special care. The majority of hammocks can be washed with a mild detergent and dried naturally (do not use a traditional dryer).
7. Is the quilted hammock waterproof? That is, can it be left out all summer or does it have to be taken in and out of the rain?
It is fine in the rain, as the hammock is polyester material with poly-fill. Water will sit in the layer of poly-fill after a rain, but will dry out. The actual material does not absorb moisture. Our poolside hammocks are made from a material called "Textilene". This material is also excellent in the rain as it does not absorb moisture. This material is also popular in patio furniture.
8. Is my hammock stand weather resistant?
All metal hammocks stands that are offered by Vivere are powder coated to protect the steel frame from rusting. However if the stand is left outside year after year, it may begin to show signs of rust. If this happens to yours, lightly sand the rusty areas and cover again with matching spray paint.
9. How many people will my hammock hold?
As a general rule, a single hammock supports the weight of 1 adult and a double hammock will support 2 adults. Please however use your best judgement based on the weight capacity of each hammock and hammock stand. The weight capacity of each hammock and hammock stand is outlined on this website - refer to the item you are interested in for the pertinent information.
10. How do the Parachute Nylon Hammocks hang?
Remove the hammock from its pouch, locate the 2 "S" hooks and pull on them until the nylon material bunches together and slides to one end of the rope. Proceed to hang.