FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
here can only be one original, the first Parachute Hammock. It was back in 1996, when TTTM Founder Charly came across parachute nylon after years of experience with traditional hammocks. Intrigued by the material’s unique qualities, such as low weight, high strength, and amazing compactness; he began his quest to create the ultimate hammock. Over the course of more than 20 years, a team of passionate people come to work for TTTM. They have been perfecting a comfortable yet strikingly simple hammock with a long lifespan.
Compact pack size:
Traditional hammocks cannot be folded and stored easily since they use spreader bars, the TTTM parachute hammock has no spreader bars. A parachute hammock is much lighter than a traditional Mayan one. Even though it is more spacious when in use, it is much smaller when stored in its attached express setting bag. The clever bag designs make it easy to fit the hammock in your backpack or hang it from your belt.
The cotton strings of traditional hammocks absorb moisture, making it more susceptible to mold and mildew. The synthetic material of parachute hammocks, on the other hand, is hydrophobic. Parachute nylon fabric will also see its color fade much slower, but direct sunlight should be avoided. The TTTM Hammocks’ fabric is easy to clean and will not rot.
Safety and comfort:
The mesh of traditional hammocks is likely to leave impressions on your skin, and fingers and toes can get stuck in the net. The delicate cotton strings can easily snag, so you need to be extra careful when getting in and out. The TTTM hammocks have a sturdy and smooth fabric and a weight limit of 200kg. TTTM Parachute hammocks are elastic and breathable, so they don’t absorb sweat, which cotton hammocks do. The odor this accumulates could attract rodents and other animals. Some people fear hammocks, because they think they will fall out. Indeed, hammocks that use a spreader bar to keep the ends open will easily flip and throw the user to the ground. In TTTM parachute nylon hammocks the fabric is bunched up in a small area at the ends. This creates a cocoon like space that will not flip without the help of your friends!
One person to sleep comfortably, two people will fit in the Compact Hammock, if rather intimately. Up to three people can sit in the Original Hammock with their feet hanging over the side. A King Size Hammock easily sleeps two adults and a child. We have witnessed how eight people had has a great time swinging in a TTTM Mammock that was suspended over water...
Ticket to the Moon products carry a 10 year warranty against defects in workmanship and materials. Defective or damaged products should be returned to us for evaluation and will be repaired or replaced at our discretion. Warranty issues are settled either by replacement or exchange, no credits or refunds will be granted. Rips, burns, tears, and damages due to accidents, normal wear and tear, improper care, miss-use or the natural breakdown, aging of fabric and materials over time and cosmetic issues unrelated to function or safety are not covered by this warranty.
We take great pride in developing the original parachute hammock, selecting the best materials, and crafting to the highest safety and quality standards. While hammocking, please respect that and remember to remove sharp objects as pocket knives, belts, keys, necklaces and earrings. A word of warning concerning animals; they love hammocking too, but their sharp claws can puncture the delicate fabric! UV light will fade the colors of your hammock and can damage to fabric in extreme cases. Long exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided. Consider putting it back in the Express Setting Bag when it is not in use.
Nylon fabric is extremely durable. Small holes or burns can be repaired with repair patches. We offer a free repair service in our flagship store in Vienna or will gladly send you a repair kit after remote diagnosis. Please contact us for more information.
Certainly, and you don’t have to be too adventurous either. After a long day of hiking or trekking, a springy branch can even do some of the work for you! The Mayans did it for generations; a little creativity lets you explore many different positions in, on and from your hammock. One TTTM aficionado calls it “the ultimate love swing”.
TTTM hammocks are extremely breathable, therefore you normally stay cool and do not sweat in the hammock. The permeable nylon fabric makes them safe for children. They will not hold water, so even when left in a downpour there is no threat of rot or mildew. However, if the hammock stays moist for a long time, it may develop an odour. This does not affect the tear resistance of the hammock.
First of all, check if the suspension system is secured properly. Facing away from the hammock, slightly spread the material by holding both sides and slowly sit down as the hammocks stretches under the weight. Once you are comfortably seated hold the far side for balance and swing your legs inside. Relax and enjoy the Ticket to the Moon experience! When you are told to get out, swing your legs back out, and once you feet are on safe ground, stand up.
Spreader bars make your hammock unstable and heavy, they increase the likelyhood of your hammock flipping. Our hammocks’ length of over three meters eliminates the need for bars. We do admit that a spreader bar makes an empty hammock look very inviting, but would you really want to carry two bars around just for the odd picture here and there?
The TTTM stainless hook allows for easy hammock set up with the right balance regardless of the distance between mounting points, especially if you use one of our suspension systems. The hook makes for super easy and safe installation, so you can enjoy your Ticket To The Moon in less than 90 seconds.
The optimal distance between your anchor points lies between 3 and 4.5 meters. If the distance is shorter, you need to increase the height of the hooks to create a curve. If the trees or structures are further apart, you can use one or several of our suspension systems to bridge the gap. The safest way to hang is no more than 45 cm or 18 in above the ground, just in case the tree gets hit by lighting or your anchors aren’t strong enough.
The Ultimate Hang: Hammock Hang Calculator
Our Compact, Original and King Size hammocks are all 320 cm long, which makes them a perfect match for standard 10 ft frames. The shorter Mini Hammock and longer Honeymoon and Mammock won't fit though.
Our Mosquito and Bug Net is roomy enough to protect you from insects and pests if you’re using the Mini, Compact, Original or King Size Hammock. However, it is not big enough for the Honeymoon or Mammock, our giant parachute hammocks. The TTTM Hammock Tarp is also designed to easily cover most of our hammocks, again with the exception of the two largest models, Honeymoon and Mammock.
- Machine Wash: Lay the two ends on top of each other and tie them together. Also tie the other end and the middle together again to prevent the hammock from tangling. Wash the hammock in a securely fastened pillowcase. Use mild detergent, no bleach and choose a gentle laundry program at 30°C. Dry the hammock immediately after rinsing by hanging it up or spreading it on clean ground.
- Hand Wash: Lay the two ends on top of each other and tie them together. Tie the other end and the middle together again to prevent the hammock from tangling. Press your hammock into a bathtub or a large sink with plenty of water and mild detergent (do not use bleach!). Knead and turn the hammock until clean, then rinse thoroughly. Hang the hammock up to dry immediately after washing
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING QUESTIONS
There are different tax legislations for different countries, orders may be subject to brokerage and customs fees, as well as import duties.
Yes. Ticket To The Moon uses 2Checkout, a secure transaction company. This is a paid service that we cover to protect our customers and their privacy.
We ship all over the world, using the best door-to-door express delivery services. TTTM does not ship to P.O. Boxes or to other planets.
High import duties in Greece make shipping our products there unfeasible.
An overview of the shipping costs to different countries can be found here:
*Every country applies different tax laws, orders may be subject to custom fees or import duties. Your order will be shipped from Germany, so there are no customs fees in the whole EU.
After your order you will receive a tracking number as soon as the package is handed over to the shipping company. This tracking number is delivered directly by the service provider and can be entered on the website of the delivery service to see where your package is.
ORDER MANAGEMENT QUESTIONS
If you believe that your hammock equipment is eligible for a warranty evaluation by the manufacturer due to defects in materials or workmanship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send all European returns to:Ticket for the Moon Flagship Store Vienna
1150 Vienna, Austria
Important: Please put your order confirmation in the package so we know who the package comes from. It takes 3-5 business days to process a return after it arrives at our flagship store. Please inform us, before you send us a package, by e-Mail. Thank you.