Through the years, our ceaseless commitment to making a better hammock has led us to both new and better materials for construction, and advanced methods of manufacture. Our goal is to offer the highest quality in every facet of our design and construction, to always better ourselves and our products. This perpetual pursuit has led us to a truly uncommon approach to hammock-making, blending handcrafting and hand-weaving with state-of-the-art manufacturing processes that allow us to bring advanced durability and streamlined beauty to you and your family’s own quest for heightened relaxation.
Innovation in pursuit of supreme relaxation – that’s the Hatteras Difference!
For our line of highly designed quilted and quick-dry fabric hammocks, we use only exceptional all-weather fabrics, guaranteed both durable and soft. Our own top-of-the-line is DuraCord®, a solution-dyed synthetic we helped design to be resistant to staining, rot, mold and mildew. DuraCord is also among the most colorfast outdoor fabrics available; it’s solution-dyed, so colors aren't applied to the finished fabric through washing or dipping, but go in during the making of the thread fiber itself, becoming a permanent part of the final fabric.
To be so tough against the elements, DuraCord is also surprisingly soft – its softness, in fact, rivals that of cotton. Now, that’s a big claim, and we know it! So we’ve put it to an expert, a man whose family has been in the cotton business for generations. We asked him: Is DuraCord as soft? He declined flat-out to even comment! True story.
For additional pillowy comfort, our quilted hammocks are lockstitched over a plush center of all-weather polyester fiberfill batting.
We offer two varieties of rope through this site, both of them synthetic: bright-white soft-spun polyester and our own top-of-the-line DuraCord®, available in several colors. But you’ll find no cotton here.
While desirable to many rope-hammock lovers for the tradition it represents, cotton has inherent limitations. As an organic material, cotton rope requires a constant commitment to long-term upkeep; the rope must routinely be brought in out of bad weather and great pains need to be taken to keep it clean and well-maintained. Now that cotton is no longer the only game in town for exceptional rope-hammock comfort, we’re thrilled to be able to offer alternatives that deliver unsurpassed durability without the rigorous upkeep demands, all the while sacrificing nothing in comfort.
In years past, synthetics were just terrible for comfort – rough, scratchy and ultimately unpleasant against the skin. But with such outstanding synthetic options now available as soft-spun polyester and our very own DuraCord, both of which genuinely rival the softness of cotton, our move away from natural-fiber rope is a natural progression in our longstanding mission of relaxation innovation!
Simply put, ours is the largest in the industry. Not only that, but we use the heaviest steel to boot. And for very good reason! On a hammock or swing, it’s the hanging chains and rings that bear the brunt of the stress.
A few other key features of our hanging hardware:
Chosen not just for how good it looks, but also for how well it holds up.
We use the heaviest-weight steel in the industry for our stands – for safety, sturdiness and solid good looks.