What is the “Hang Angle”?
The Hang Angle is the angle between the horizontal and the suspension cord or webbing, when the hammock is occupied. The hang angle may be increased by lengthening the suspension length, or decreased by shortening the suspension length. Finding the right suspension length (and hence hang angle) is a critical part of hanging the hammock. Thirty degrees is often a target angle, as the cord tension is then just the weight of the hammock’s occupant, well within the safe working load on most materials used for the hammock suspension.