Rope Hammock - Advantages of Rope

A Review

Rope Hammocks
The classic rope hammock is an inexpensive alternative to other varieties, and can be extremely comfortable if you choose the right one. They tend to be made of either cotton or a polypropylene mix, and like other hammocks, can either be hung from two points (usually two trees) or from a specially made stand.

Rope hammocks are also likely to be more durable than other types, especially when the rope is 'braided' (eight strands of rope wrapped around a central core) rather than twisted, as this means that damage to one rope strand will not affect the strength of the rope as a whole. The best rope hammocks will also be color-fast and treated with a UV protective coating to prevent damage caused by the elements. If you are going to leave the hammock outdoors on a permanent basis, then you should also make sure it is resistant to rot and mildew.

The general rule that applies to rope hammocks is simple: the closer the ropes, the comfier the hammock. If you keep this rule in mind you can't go far wrong. But you might find that a blanket or a few cushions are a welcome addition for extra comfort, and to avoid getting rope prints all over your body!

The only other thing to bear in mind is that most rope hammocks are only designed for one person, usually four feet wide and seven feet long with a four to five hundred pound weight capacity. If you want it to accommodate a bigger or heavier load, or plan on sharing you hammock with somebody else, make sure you get an extra large size.










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