Just how breathable is the fabric in this handsome hammock? Notice in the picture above how you can clearly see the hammock stand
through the hammock itself, even with the deep gray-green of the Autumn Fern fabric? That's because the fabric is actually a fine synthetic mesh — just don't think because it's so remarkably sheer that it isn't also extremely strong! It is.
The bed portion of our Poolside Hammocks is a single layer of Textilene®
open-weave polyester fabric, its individual threads coated in synthetic PVC before they're woven into a sheet that is then heat-set for added strength and integrity.
Uncommonly durable, Textilene® is not only quick-drying
, but also resistant to rot, mold, mildew, staining, fading, abrasion and stretching
, all the while feeling smooth — and because it's so breathable, cool — against the skin.
As is befitting a fabric designed for poolside use, bleach won't harm it, either!
Hammock spreader bars are solid Southern white oak
that's been hand-dipped multiple times in marine-quality spar varnish
, to heighten the handsome hardwood's natural honey-gold hue.
The ropes attaching the hanging hardware to the hammock bed are made from weather-tough soft-spun polyester
; we precision-wind all of our own rope ourselves, to exceed even the U.S. military's exacting specifications for strength. Hanging hardware, including chains, is zinc-plated steel
, for a further boost in strength, and for heightened rust protection, while the grommets used for attaching the ropes to the hammock bed are brass-plated rolled-rim steel
As weather-hardy as Textilene®, is, this hammock does contain organic wood parts, so we do still strongly advise storing it in an enclosed dry place away from harsh chemicals and foraging wildlife when it is going unused, or during lengthy stretches of bad weather, to help prolong its useful life.*Stand Sold Separately.