Get the most comfortable and safe hang with your hammock! The Hammock Hang Calculator lets you calculate how high to set your anchors based on the size of your hammock and distance between points. Figure out how long your suspension lines need to be, even if you have a built-in ridgeline!
This calculator is useful on the trail, in the backyard, or if you plan on hanging a hammock indoors.
In addition to calculating hanging information, this tool lets you know the physics of a hang: how much tension and force are being applied to the anchor points, suspension lines, and hammock. Experiment with values to "dial in" your perfect hang.
Brought to you in partnership with “The Ultimate Hang - An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping.”
Hammock Hang Calculator 3.0.0 - "Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology."
* We've completely redesigned the app from the ground up. Fresher, cleaner, smoother.
* iPhone X compatible!
** We love feedback. Please leave a review to let us know what you think. **
Ratings and Reviews
When this “improvement” first appeared, it seemed a backspace key was missing from the number pad used for changing default values. Maybe it was an Apple system fix, or maybe it was an App fix (though nothing is mentioned in version history); there is now a backspace key so numbers can be changed - Yaaaa!
Some may prefer the older graphics that showed all the numbers at once. But there is definitely new functionality. For example, you can lock certain values like ridge line length and distance between “trees” (anchor point) or anchor point above ground. That last number is useful to lock because at home, the an hour height and distance may be fixed.
You can also change the hang angle continuously rather than in one or two steps in the older version.
We now have all the functionality of the earlier version, plus more. It just takes getting familiar with the new graphics.
Old App was much better
Do not like the purple color. Try using a neutral color or keeping the old color scheme. Don’t like the fact that you have to click on each section to see the calculation results. The old one showed all the results at the same time. Don’t like the fact that you removed the angle finder. I saw that you are planning on adding it back in but I would have not updated if I knew this. Great disappointment. Sorry. The old one was quick and to the point.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your feedback. We will take it into consideration for future changes.
Older version was MUCH better
Where’s the clinometer?? That was one of the most helpful parts of the entire app. Not intuitive at all anymore.
UPDATE: Other reviews gave impression new version had clinometer, so my assumption was that I was somehow missing it. What’s currently there is fine and works well, but no clinometer is disappointing... Like serving up spaghetti and meatballs with no tomato sauce. Add the clinometer to this and it’s a 5-Star app IMO.
Developer Response ,
We are still planning on the clinometer. It just didn't make it into this initial release of the rebuilt app. It is planned for the near future.
Can you give us additional details as to why it's not intuitive? Please be as specific as possible so we can continue to improve the app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.