The following unsolicited review of our Large DuraCord® Rope Hammock appears just as we found it online, from K.B., a Pawleys Island customer in Texas:
"Absolutelty top-notch. I left it out in rain, shine and fog for 6 months now. Don't have the energy to get it inside each time it rains (and oh boy, did it rain this summer in Dallas!). Each time sun shines back, my hammock is as great-feeling, as shiny and as taut as new. This weekend I had a party in my backyard, and my guests turned on the rough heat a little bit — they were even using it as a swing, three adults at a time. I was a little concerned, but at the end it was as if nothing happened. … Pawleys rocks!"
K.B. was right to be nervous about that whole swinging-in-the-hammock idea; that's never a good, or safe, idea! Yet we're pleased, and proud, that despite this highly unadvised use with three people in a typically two-person hammock, our illustrious DuraCord® model nonetheless held up like the champ we know it to be!
Expressly designed to be weather-tough, DuraCord® is resistant to abrasion, rot, mold and mildew, yet is nonetheless as soft as cotton. Our three-ply DuraCord® rope is precision-wound to exceed even U.S. military specifications for strength, and because the rope is solution-dyed, it's also resistant to staining and fading — in fact, there's no more colorfast rope available today.
Hammock spreader bars are solid Southern white oak that's been hand-dipped multiple times in marine-quality varnish , to heighten the handsome hardwood's natural honey-gold hue. Hanging hardware, including chains, is galvanized steel , for a further boost in strength, and for heightened rust protection.
As weather-tough as a Pawleys Island® Hammock is, we still strongly suggest storing it in an enclosed dry place away from harsh chemicals and foraging wildlife when the hammock is going unused, or during lengthy stretches of bad weather, to help prolong the product's useful life.
ABOUT THE MANUFACTURER
Since those now-distant days of Cap'n Josh, we've continually improved upon our core materials and, where it's made sense to, expanded our line of products. In addition to our classic cotton-rope Original, we now also offer rope hammocks in all-weather, cottony-soft DuraCord and soft-spun white polyester, as well as a selection of richly designed fabric hammocks, hammock-inspired swings, hammock stands, swing stands and key relaxation accessories.