The very first rope hammocks left almost everything to be desired. They didn’t cradle you so much as made you feel caught, with bulky knots tied throughout to hold the thin, scratchy ropes together. In the last century, rope hammock redesign blossomed into a knotless double-latch weave of thicker, softer rope, plus spreader bars to hold the hammock body open. Add a little Hatteras innovation into the mix and today’s rope hammocks can now deliver unprecedented reclining and relaxation salvation! Hatteras rope comes in two cottony-soft, all-weather varieties resistant to rotting, mold, and mildew, for that cotton feel, but without cotton’s inherent limitations in durability. DuraCord®, our own top-of-the-line rope, is also uncommonly fade-resistant, offering vibrant rope colors that, for the first time, is actually capable of holding its color.