A quality rope hammock, its ropes crisscrossing in a lattice-like weave, offers a distinct reclining experience. The interplay of tension and gravity on the ropes gives the hammock user a comforting sense of being suspended in a soft net, which molds itself around the body like a loose glove. It's a feeling that's necessarily lost when you're instead kicking back in a fabric hammock, which offers more the sense of reclining in an airborne bed.
Our Soft Weave® Hammocks let you have it both ways! While the soft padded fabric itself provides the sensation of a plush suspended bed, the individual overlapping thatch-woven fabric ribbons, pulling against each other much like ropes in a rope hammock, recreate that welcome sensation of being held aloft in a comfy net, which cradles the contours of your body even as you shift positions.
The Pawleys Island® Soft Weave® line is woven from comfy all-weather fabric that's not only resistant to staining, rot, mold and mildew
, but also includes a plush center of nonabsorbent polyester fiberfill batting in each fabric strip, for added comfort. The fabric thread is solution-dyed
, so the deep Green color isn't applied to the finished product through washing or dipping, but goes in during the making of the thread fiber itself, becoming a permanent part of the fiber.
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, cottony-feeling 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 for connecting rope to hammock bed are brass-plated rolled-rim steel
Don't forget the matching Green Soft Weave® Hammock Pillow
, for an extra boost in both looks and comfort!
As weather-tough as a Pawleys Island® Hammock is, we do still strongly advise 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 this product's useful life. *Stand and Pillow Sold Separately.