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Comparing Hammock Materials | Rope | Fabric | Wood | Stand Materials

Comparing Hammock Materials

The Hammock Company is proud to feature many high quality materials in our products. We invite you to read over this information, which we believe will help you make a better selection. If you need a sample or have more questions about any of our products, simply call us at 1-866-208-7195 or use or our contact form any time of day.

Hammock Type Materials Available Brands Available Features
Rope -Cotton
-Polyester
-WeatherSmart
-Duracord
-Captain's Line
-WeatherSmart
-Pawleys Island Hammocks
-Hatteras Hammocks
-Allows the breeze to flow through the hammock
-Keeps you relaxed and cool
-Conforms to your body
-Held open with a spreader bar
Quilted -DuraCord
-Sunbrella
-Solution-dyed acrylic/ Olefin
-Captain’s Line
-Pawleys Island Hammocks
-Hatteras Hammocks
-Provides more cushion than rope hammocks
-Multiple layers of fabric
-More support than rope hammocks
-Held open with a spreader bar
Quick-Dry
(Poolside)
-DuraCord
-Outdoor Polyester
-Dry Core Mesh
-Pawleys Island Hammocks
-Hatteras Hammocks
-Algoma
-Designed for Outdoors
-FatBoy USA
-Dries in minutes
-Ultimate water resistance
-Single layer of fabric
-Held open using with a spreader bar
South American -Cotton -Captain’s Line
-Arte Mayab
-El Salvador
-Colombian
-Woven fabric
-Bright colors
-Portable
-No spreader bar
Camping -Nylon -ENO
-Hennessy
-Lightweight
-Portable
-Accommodate one person comfortably
-No spreader bar

 

Comparing Hammock Materials - Rope

Rope hammocks allow the breeze to flow through your hammock, keeping you relaxed and cool. Rope hammocks usually contour and conform to your body, keeping you safe and comfortable. These hammocks are the classic type of hammock, and spreader bars keep the hammock open at all times.

Rope hammocks can be made with various materials, and choosing which one is a matter of personal preference and intended use. We offer four rope materials: cotton, softspun polyester, WeatherSmart, and Duracord. Please refer to the table below for a detailed comparison of these rope materials.

Rope Material Features Durability Price Brands
Cotton -Softest type of rope
-Conforms to your body shape very well
-Not the most durable
-Will not dry quickly when wet
$ -Pawleys Island Hammocks
-Captain’s Line
-Algoma
Softspun Polyester -Soft spun, bright white rope
-Mold and mildew resistant
-More durable than cotton
-Dries quicker than cotton when wet
$$ -Hatteras Hammocks
-Pawleys Island Hammocks
-Captain’s Line
WeatherSmart -Soft spun
-Comfortable as cotton
-Variety of colors available
-More outdoor durability than cotton $$$ -Captain’s Line
DuraCord -Premium rope
-Designed for heavy outdoor use
-Variety of colors available
-Soft as cotton
-Mold and mildew resistant
-Most durable rope
-Colors won’t fade
-Dries quickly
$$$ -Hatteras Hammocks
-Pawleys Island Hammocks
-Designed for Outdoors

 

Comparing Hammock Materials - Fabric

Our fabric hammocks are made using the most durable outdoor fabrics around. Our quilted and poolside hammocks are made from Sunbrella, DuraCord, Outdoor Polyester, Textilene, and Solution Dyed Acrylic fabrics, all of which are durable and all-weather fabrics. Most of our South American hammocks are made from cotton, and most of our camping hammocks are made from nylon. A comparison of these fabrics is shown in the table below.

Fabric Material Features Price Brands
Cotton -Softest and most comfortable fabric
-Bright colors available
$ -Captain’s Line
-El Salvador
-Pondicherry
-Colombian
-Arte Mayab
Nylon -Lightweight
-Quick-drying
-Great for camping
$ -ENO -Hennessy
Polyester -All-weather durability
-Soft as cotton
$$ -Designed for Outdoors
-Algoma
-FatBoy USA
Solution Dyed Acrylic/ Olefin -All-weather material
-Quick-drying
-Fade and mildew resistant
$$ -Pawleys Island Hammocks
-Captain’s Line
Textilene -Water resistant
-Quick-drying
-All-weather durability
$$ -Pawleys Island Hammocks
-Captain’s Line
Sunbrella -Soft as cotton
-All-weather durability
-Mold and mildew resistant
-UV inhibitors keeps colors looking vibrant
$$$ -Hatteras Hammocks
-Pawleys Island Hammocks
DuraCord -Premium fabric
-Soft as cotton -Most durable fabric
-Quick-drying
-UV inhibitors keeps colors looking vibrant
$$$ -Hatteras Hammocks
-Pawleys Island Hammocks

 

Comparing Hammock Materials - Wood

Wooden spreader bars are the framework thats holds a hammock together. Spreader bars keep the hammock open, enable easy entry, and create a classic, elegant look. Our spreader bars are made from Cumaru (also known as Brazilian Teak), white-oak, and hardwood.

Wood Type Features Brands
Cumaru -Richly grained
-Resists rotting and is nonabsorbent
-Naturally weathers to a silver-gray
-Harvested from managed forests
-Hatteras Hammocks
White-Oak -Light grained
-Sealed with multiple hand-dipped coats of clear, marine-grade spar varnish
-Honey gold tint
-Pawleys Island Hammocks
Hardwood -Sanded and varnished for water resistance
-Durable and quality hardwood
-Captain’s Line
-Designed for Outdoors
-Tucci
-Arte Mayab
-Colombian
-El Salvador
Beech wood -Sanded and coated with a polyurethane finish
-Durable and quality wood
-Algoma

 

Comparing Hammock Stand Materials

We offer both wooden and steel hammock stands to accommodate your hammock, as well as a newly designed wicker stand. Our wooden stands are made out of Cypress, a beautiful and durable watertight softwood that is hand-coated with a honey-gold sealer. Our steel stands are simple to assemble, are available in multiple colors, and are powder-coated to guard against rust and other weather damage. The type of stand depends on personal style, taste, and intended use.

Stand Material Features Price Brands
Steel -Powder-coated for rust protection
-Available in Bronze, Taupe, Black, and Green colors
-Easy assembly
$$ -Hatteras Hammocks
-Captain’s Line
-Algoma
-Outback
-Tucci
Wood -Made from Southern Cypress wood
-Elegant design
-Hand-coated with a honey-gold sealer
$$$ -Hatteras Hammocks
Wicker -Functional design with exquisite detail
-Steel stand wrapped with synthetic wicker
-Easy assembly
$$$ -Hatteras Hammocks