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    Washing a hammock

    Sorry if this was asked, and answered somewhere...it did not come up in the sesrch. What is the recommended process for washing a nylon/parachute hammock? I just got back from a backpack trip and my hammock was soaked with sweat. It is a Tribe Provision single hammock, but would like to also wash my EGO and Grand Trunk also. I have a new hammock coming from Dutch tomorrow. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Those of you with YouTube channels, if you could post a bow to video on this, it would be great...I also search there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffc1419 View Post
    Sorry if this was asked, and answered somewhere...it did not come up in the sesrch. What is the recommended process for washing a nylon/parachute hammock? I just got back from a backpack trip and my hammock was soaked with sweat. It is a Tribe Provision single hammock, but would like to also wash my EGO and Grand Trunk also. I have a new hammock coming from Dutch tomorrow. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Those of you with YouTube channels, if you could post a bow to video on this, it would be great...I also search there too.
    Hand wash with a mild detergent or dawn dish soap works well, hang to dry!

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    Swish it around in the bathtub, shake, and hang dry.

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    Washing machine is fine. If worried, remove what you can and use delicate cycle. No biggie.

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    I hand washed my ENO.
    Machine washed my second hammock on gentle cycle with Gear Aid Tech Soap.

    I took my BLACKBIRD appart to wash it. i took it apart to get out the grime and besure it dried all the way.

    Guess what? War Bonnet has a pattented way of pleating the Blackbirds! I had to send both BIRDS back to Warbonnet outdoors to be restored to their original configuration.

    So What I now know is that some gathered end quilts are put together in a certain way. So if you take them apart, even if you are careful, they might not lay the same way.
    I wash but just hang to dry no more opening out the entire hammock.
    So far my hammocks feel great after a wash. I was embarrassed how much silt washed out!

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    I machine wash mine on the gentle cycle, in one of those mesh lingerie bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaCat View Post
    I machine wash mine on the gentle cycle, in one of those mesh lingerie bags.
    +1

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    I have been machine washing all my hammocks in the past 8 years. In the normal warm cycle, not even delicate. They are all in great shape. If you're not using a frontloader, I would put the hammock in a bag (I'm simply using sleeping bag storage bags for that purpose) to avoid stressing the fabric or bug netting when it wraps around the middle pole of the machine.

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    I use a 2g bucket and some woolite. Just squish it around, then rinse. They can definitely get grody from sweat, but I'm always amazed at how much silt and dust comes out.
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    Washing a hammock

    A while back someone on this forum suggested putting the hammock in a mesh laundry bag and washing it on the delicate setting. I’ve been doing that with all myhammocks now for about a year, and haven’t noticed any issues.

    Sometimes regular detergent only masks but doesn’t get rid of the smell. You notice this when a clean hammock start smelling again after just one use. In situations like this I dunk the hammock in Myrazime or Sink The Stink solution for about an hour, and hang it out to dry. It works like a charm.


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