When did you learn about hammocks? Is it from the Gilligan’s Island or Robinson Crusoe movie? If that’s where you learnt about hammocks, then we have something in common. Assuredly, rope hammocks have more than just their classic looks. They are made to withstand sleet, snow, sun and rain. Also, they are resistant to mold, mildew, abrasion and mold. Rope hammocks come in different sizes and most times they have enough room for two and can hold up to 450 Ibs.
Generally, rope hammocks are made of polyester or cotton. Moreover, they come with spreader bars that keep them open by separating the two sides for easy access and support. Hammocks are hung between two tree or posts and can also be used with a prefabricated stand. No doubt, cotton hammock ropes are considered more comfortable. They stretch to match the outline of your body when you lie on them in order to keep you comfortable. Besides, the only drawback with cotton hammock ropes is that they absorb moisture which makes it prone to mildew.
Polyester hammock ropes, on the other hand, are more durable than cotton ropes. Though they are less flexible than cotton ropes, they are not less comfortable. They are less susceptible to mold and mildew and last longer.