Rope hammocks are usually made of cotton or a polypropylene mix and
offer a classic look and feel. They can be hung between two trees or
placed on a variety of different stands, and, while they will not
conform to your body because of the thick rope, they are very
comfortable. They are also generally more durable than other types of
hammocks. When choosing a rope hammock, remember that the smaller the
space between the ropes, the more comfortable it will be.
Single Size hammock beds generally measures 4 feet wide x 7 feet long
and have weight capacities of 500 pounds. Single size hammocks are
actually made for only one person. Extra large size hammocks can be
made for one or more people. Extra large size hammock beds measures 5
feet wide x 7 feet long and have weight capacities of 600pounds.
The best rope hammocks are color-fast, highly resistant to rot and
mildew, and treated with UV protectant. The rope often has 8 strands
braided around centre core, making it more durable than a twisted rope.
Should one strand get nicked or cut, the integrity of the braid will not
be compromised. Remember the old adage "chords in a bundle are not
easily broken." This is the idea behind the strength of the ropes for
Whatever hammock you choose, make sure that the hammock ropes are sturdy
and that they will support the hammock. Also make sure the rope is well
made and will survive the test of time. A sturdy rope will not collapse
or sag over time either.