Specialty Hammocks You May Not Know About
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Hammocks.com Highlights: Hammock Types & Materials
When narrowing down your hammock needs, type is a great place to start. Our selection includes four main types: fabric, quilted, hand woven, and rope.
Fabric is your best bet for family-friendly comfort. Unlike rope hammocks, fabric’s smooth surface has no holes, thus allowing younger kids to move around without fear of getting stuck. A spreader bar is standard, which keeps the bed open, accessible, and easy to get in and out of. Our fabric selection includes:
- Quick dry Sunbrella brand for relaxing by the pool
- Grand Trunk’s lightweight portable and travel designs for camping
- Designer colors and stripes from Magnolia, a stylish match for modern patio furniture
Quilted hammocks are designed for enhanced fabric comfort. They feature two layers of fabric with a layer of poly-fill fiber in between, providing welcome warmth in cooler climates and seasons. Fade- and weather-resistant outdoor materials such as Sunbrella and polyester make quilted an excellent choice for backyard, porch, or patio. With its sharp colors and casual contemporary designs, quilted is also an ideal option for today’s style-conscious outdoor spaces. Consider these top brand designs:
- Island Bay expands quilted’s comfort level with pillow top and comfort weave designs
- Beach stripes and weather-resistant DuraCord make Pawleys Island tip-top for lakeside luxury
- Twin Oaks offers roomy two-person Sunbrella beds paired with hand-finished white oak spreader bars
These authentic regional designs are made from 100% handwoven cotton, including decorative fringe details and jacquard prints. Most handwoven styles don’t require a spreader bar. Instead, the fabric bed provides all-encompassing, cocoon-like comfort. Hang between trees for outdoor naps, or purchase hanging hardware to install for porch seating or indoor sleeping.
They come in three handmade classic styles:
- Dangerously comfortable Mayan model (made in Yucatan, they’re sometimes called Mexican hammocks). Flexible and portable, they’re made from thin, brightly colored strings, but can hold an astonishing weight capacity—as much as 600 pounds.
- Nicaraguan styles feature intricate fringe patterns and a unique double weave technique for enhanced durability and comfort, plus weight capacities up to 500 pounds.
- Brazilian styles feature tightly woven, beautifully colored cotton beds, and can hold up to 450 pounds.
The durability, breathability, and affordability of rope makes them the perfect choice for summer siestas. Polyester rope offers bright white color and excellent weather-resistance, while cotton rope’s soft natural fibers provide unbeatable comfort. Weather-treated spreader bars are standard with both materials.