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Polyester Hammocks

Polyester is now a very popular fabric, particularly for rope hammocks. It has many advantages over traditional cotton, but the primary function of a hammock is comfort, and for this polyester still comes in second best. So why is it so popular?

The main reason to choose a polyester hammock is durability. They are incredibly tough and weather resistant, which is useful if you need to leave them outside. Being synthetic means that the fabric will not rot, and is much less susceptible to mildew and mold. This increases the life span, which means you get better value for money.

The color is usually a very bright white, which some people like, but it does tend to look a little unnatural. Alternatively, you can find a variety of bright and bold colors to match your existing color scheme, or get a plain hammock and decorate it using pillows. For bright colours, polyester hammocks and pillows are particularly good because they are slow to fade, even in direct sunlight.

But what about the problem of comfort? This is not a simple issue as there is quite a wide variety of quality available. A top quality soft spun polyester rope will be very nearly as comfortable as cotton. In fact, most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference. By contrast, a cheap rope could be very uncomfortable indeed. You need to be very careful what you buy, but should be safe with one of the main brands such as Pawleys Island or Hatteras. Polyester keeps getting better and better, but it may never be as comfortable as cotton - Click here to find out why.