Enter the length and width of the hammock into the calculator to determine the hammock size.

Hammock Size Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the size of a hammock.

HS = (L + 2) * W


  • HS is the hammock size (square feet) L is the length of the hammock (feet) W is the width of the hammock (feet)

To calculate the hammock size, add 2 feet to the length of the hammock to account for the space needed for the hammock’s end ropes. Then, multiply this result by the width of the hammock. The result is the total size of the hammock in square feet.

What is a Hammock Size?

Hammock size refers to the dimensions of a hammock, including its length and width. It determines how much space is available for a person or persons to lie on. The size can vary greatly, from smaller solo hammocks designed for one person to larger double or family-sized hammocks that can accommodate multiple people. The size of the hammock you choose depends on your intended use, whether it’s for solo relaxation, camping, or lounging with friends and family.

How to Calculate Hammock Size?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Hammock Size using the formula HS = (L + 2) * W.

  1. First, determine the length of the hammock (L) in feet.
  2. Next, determine the width of the hammock (W) in feet.
  3. Next, substitute the values of L and W into the formula HS = (L + 2) * W.
  4. Finally, calculate the Hammock Size (HS) in square feet.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Length of the hammock (L) = 8 feet

Width of the hammock (W) = 4 feet