When we picked the Gateway Mist fabric it was because it reminded us of the beach. Look closely and we are sure you'll see the overhead of a beach...blues of the sea and waves and sandy colors of wet and dry sand. Lay back on it, sway and you you'll be transported to an ocean paradise, if only in your mind.
A Hatteras Hammocks® Gateway Mist Quilted Hammock is two layers of industry-leading all-weather, solution-dyed synthetic fabric - the top is Sunbrella® in the Gateway Mist pattern, while the bottom and side-binding are DuraCord® in a solid neutral color - are lock stitched over a 1-inch-thick center of plush, resilient, nonabsorbent polyester fiberfill batting to create 18 individual pillowy cushions that run the entire length of the hammock bed.
Both Sunbrella® and DuraCord® are fast-drying, and resistant to rot, mold, mildew and staining, as well as being remarkably colorfast, with a softness on par with cotton.
The hammock bed is framed by two thick spreader bars of richly hued, deeply grained unfinished South American cumaru, among the hardest, densest, prettiest woods on Earth. Often called Brazilian teak, cumaru naturally ages to a stately silver-gray.
Chains and hanging hardware are handsome, rust-resistant zinc-plated steel.
The ropes attaching hanging hardware to hammock bed are also DuraCord®; we precision-wind all of our own rope, to exceed even the U.S. military's exacting standard for strength.
Materials and Manufacturing
Not only is the craftsmanship of our hammocks the highest level of quality, we choose to use the highest quality outdoor
fabrics and materials as well. Therefore, we choose Sunbrella performance fabrics. Sunbrella branded fabric is the leader in outdoor fabric. It is 100% solution dyed acrylic
, which means the fibers of the fabric are dyed in a color before they are woven into fabric. Sunbrella is not printed or dyed after the fabric is made. Sunbrella is water resistant and will not fade. You can even soak it in bleach and the color will remain the same.
DuraCord rope is used for the ring knots. This binds the bed of the hammock to the spreaderbar and ultimately connects the hammock to the stand or tree. Duracord
itself is expressly designed to be weather-tough, and is resistant to abrasion, rot, mold and mildew, yet is nonetheless as soft as cotton to the touch. 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.
Each hammock features two thick Cumaru spreader bars
. Amongst the hardest and densest woods on the planet, Cumaru naturally ages from a beautiful brown to silvery-grey over time. Supporting each hammock is zinc-plated steel hanging hardware, providing style and worry-free hang that allows you to lay back and relax on your hammock without a care in the world.
The O-rings, chains, and tree hooks are zinc plated steel. We needed to have the strength of steel and a corrosion barrier
for our hardware to be safe and withstand the elements of the weather.
Bobbins are used in our quilting machine for a lockstitch of polyester thread. There are many different types of stitching yet we use lockstitch because of the tenacity and strength
it adds to the stitch. This is a very important part to the bed of the fabric hammocks. Polyester thread is important for the outdoors as the threads will hold up to the elements.
These materials have been carefully chosen for our products and are the best on the market. We, unlike others, find the best to make the best. We are thrilled to be the leading USA hammock manufacturer, which allows us to offer you the top of the line hammocks.
So what are you waiting for? Turn your backyard into a calming, relaxing oasis.
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