People go to the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market to check out what's new and exciting in the world of outdoor furniture each year. Held in Chicago for more than three decades, the Market is our industry's premiere showcase event. Yet if you attend regularly, not surprisingly, you start to see a lot of the same stuff, typically just slight variations on a theme. Rarely is there something that hits you as completely unexpected, or blows your expectations out of the water.
At a recent Casual Market, one longtime attendee stopped by to check out the Hatteras Hammocks products. He was visibly impressed upon seeing this hammock in its first Market appearance.
And then he got on it, and settled back into it.
And then he said this: "This is not (just) the most comfortable hammock
, this is the most comfortable piece of furniture
I've been in in 30 years!"
Yes, we immediately wrote that down! Because yes, this utterly atypical hammock really is that great.
The Hatteras Hammocks® Classic Black Stripe Pillowtop Hammock is two layers of our own proprietary, industry-leading synthetic DuraCord®
fabric lockstitched into seven individual horizontal pillows atop a thick center of nonabsorbent polyester hollowfill fiber manufactured from recycled plastic drink bottles. The top fabric layer is the Classic Black Stripe pattern; the bottom and side-binding are a solid neutral color.
DuraCord® itself is fast-drying
, and resistant to rot, mold, mildew and staining
, as well as being remarkably colorfast
, with a softness on par with cotton
The fabric 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 the hanging hardware to the hammock bed are also DuraCord®; we precision-wind all of our own rope ourselves, to exceed even the U.S. military's exacting specifications for strength.
- DuraCord® is solution-dyed, for colorfastness
- Fabric is lockstitched atop ample cushions of resilient, nonabsorbent polyester hollowfill fiber, for heightened comfort and durability
- Solid unfinished South American cumaru spreader bars
- A synthetic fabric, DuraCord® is nonetheless as soft as cotton to the touch
- Hatteras Hammocks® cumaru is harvested only from managed forests
- Made in the USA
- Hammock stand sold separately
|Length||13 feet, from O-ring to O-ring|
|Width||4 feet 7 inches|
|Fabric Colors||Stripes of Black and Oatmeal; reverses to solid neutral color|
|Hanging Distance||Potentially takes up to 15 feet of space, if using chains provided|
|Weight Capacity||450 pounds|
|Materials||Two layers of all-weather, solution-dyed synthetic DuraCord®; center layer of polyester fiberfill batting; solid cumaru spreader bars; 3-ply DuraCord® rope; zinc-plated hardware; nickel-plated rolled-rim steel grommets|