Cotton rope is the traditional material rope hammocks are made from. It is soft and provides a more natural look. Cotton is perfect for people who can take their hammock inside and out very easily, or who want the most comfortable hammock.
Polyester rope is weather resistant and will increase the longevity of your hammock. This bright white rope is a soft spun man-made fiber that is rot and mildew resistant. Polyester hammocks are recommended for tougher weather conditions or to leave outside all the time.
DuraCord rope provides the soft feel of cotton while maintaining superior outdoor durability and solution-dyed color-fastness. It is a fast drying and stain resistant fiber that prevents microbial and mildew growth.
The fabric is made from colorfast material and should not fade.
Yes, polyester rope that has been dyed will eventually fade. However, ropes made from DuraCord® will not fade.
Most hammocks, swings, and stands all have a weight capacity of 450 lbs. There are a few stands, however, that are capable of supporting up to 600 lbs.
Depending on the material, it can stretch anywhere from 1 to 2 feet.
Yes, over time if left out in the elements. However, Polyester and DuraCord® are mildew resistant and only the dirt that accumulates on the rope or fabric will actually mildew. It is important to keep your hammock free of dirt and debris.
The climate influences the life of your hammock tremendously. We have seen some hammocks last anywhere from 2 to 12 years. Under the same conditions, DuraCord will normally last longer than polyester and cotton. Proper care will also extend the life of your hammock. It is recommended that you bring your hammock inside in the winter and during extended periods of bad weather or non-usage. Keeping your hammock clean will also help its longevity. Read below for more information on this subject.
The ideal distance for a large hammock is 15 feet or between 13-16 feet. The closer your anchor points are, the more curved your hammock will be. The ideal distance for any hammock is about two feet longer than the entire length of the hammock when measured from loop to loop.
The recommended height for the placement of the tree hook is between 4 and 5 feet. If your supports are closer than the above recommended length, the tree hooks should be raised.
Note: New hammocks might appear to be smaller but, will stretch over time. It is normal for a hammock to be up to 1-2 feet shorter in the beginning.
The open weave "Poolside" hammocks are the easiest to care for. DuraCord rope and fabrics also are easier to clean and maintain.
Spreader bars help to stretch out the hammock ropes and allow for the occupancy of more than one person. Spreader bars will also keep the hammock from "cocooning" you. If you like the "cocooning" feel, then you may be interested in a Mayan style hammock. Spreader bars also hold the hammock open even when it is unoccupied.
This is really a matter of personal preference. Hammocks without spreader bars give a "cocooning" effect. If you are the kind of person who likes to spread out, then you would probably prefer a hammock with a spreader bar.
No. The colored rope will not rub off onto your clothing.
No, tree hooks will not affect the health of the tree, but it will leave a hole, however. We recommend using tree straps. This will also allow you to move your hammock from place to place easily. It also helps in adjusting the height without putting additional holes in your tree.
No, we do not have the facilities to make hammocks.
Yes we will price match the same item from another store for the price with shipping included. The item must also be currently in stock.
Some models of certain manufacturers do not include a branding. It is still a hammock made by that manufacturer, it's just unbranded.