When it comes time to choose the type of material your hammock
should be made from, you will find the two most common choices
are cotton and nylon. Many people love the quality of the
handmade hammocks from Mexico. Just remember, if you buy from
Mexico, all you will get is cotton and nylon.
The hammocks constructed from cotton are made from all-natural
cotton fiber threads, perfect for allowing the body to conform
to the hammock. With cotton being so soft, you will think you
are lying on a mattress rather than a hammock. Made from
beautiful colors and patterns, the ends are made from nylon for
added strength. You will find that with the cotton hammock,
colors fade overtime if you leave it outdoors year round,
especially in direct sunlight. However, if you use the proper
treatments and take good care of your hammock, it should last
you a long time.
For the nylon hammocks, they are made of beautiful manmade fibers
that will not stretch out but they also do not conform to the body
as what you would find with the cotton hammock. Nylon has more of
a firm mattress fess but they are very comfortable, strong, and
durable. In fact, breaking the fibers of a nylon hammock is almost
You will find that cotton and nylon hammocks each have their own
special characteristics and that no two hammocks of either material
are the same. You will also find that colors vary from maker to
maker since there is no set standard. The most commonly found
hammock is one made from natural color material that has not been
dyed. Additionally, some hammocks are made from beautiful
multi-color threads, giving the hammock a festive look.
With hammocks being handmade throughout Mexico and other places, no
two are identical. Whether you choose cotton or nylon, your hammock
will be fully functional and relaxing. If you want a hammock that
can handle the outdoors best, especially if you use it by the ocean
or in direct sunlight, choose nylon. To change the look of your
hammock, you can use a multitude of accessories, each creating a look
that is perfect for your specific needs.
While there are some specialty weaves such as coconut, you cannot go
wrong choosing a cotton or nylon hammock. When it comes time to
relax after a busy day, you will enjoy the comfort each offers.
Simply choose the color you want and enjoy your new hammock.