Great hammocks don't just happen.
But what separates the good from the great? What sets a Hatteras Hammock apart from any other you can buy?
Weâ€™ve been asking that same set of questions daily now for nearly 40 years. And as we re-learn again every single day, the answer is not only in both cases the same, but also not nearly as simple as it first might seem. Thatâ€™s because true quality can only be defined up to a point.
When any of us talks about a â€śquality product,â€ť a large part of what weâ€™re driving at is consistency. Consistent materials. Consistent workmanship. At Hatteras Hammocks, we choose the best materials for constructing our hammocks, hammock swings, hammock stands and swing stands, hammock pillows, hammock accessories and superlative line of high-end Hatteras Outdoors furniture. We do so both for the tremendous boost it brings to product durability, and for the exceptional good looks.
Our workmanship approach is uncommon in our industry, pairing the skilled handcrafting essential to producing the best hammocks and hammock swings with the most efficient modern manufacturing processes that simple trial-and-error and our own ongoing industry research can bring to us. Our processes continue to evolve as we learn better ways to do them.
That brings us to the other piece of the quality equation, that part thatâ€™s harder to nail down â€“ that little extra something that you feel about a product when itâ€™s made right. It has to do with the motivation behind the manufacture and materials.
The birth of Hatteras Hammocks:
At Hatteras Hammocks, one thingâ€™s been true since day one, when Mr. Walter R. Perkins Jr., our irrepressible founder, started fiddling around in his backyard woodshop with a hammock heâ€™d bought while traveling along the Carolina coast. Mr. P., as many of us here call him, wanted to know how that hammock worked, and as soon as he did, he wanted to make one that was even better. Your reading this today alone is evidence of his great success.
Four decades down the line from that fateful day in 1971 when an enterprising eastern North Carolina manâ€™s woodworking obsession sparked one of the worldâ€™s most successful hammock manufacturers, we at Hatteras still prize Mr. P.â€™s restless tinkering spirit above all else. His desire to always make something better, to not be bound by yesterdayâ€™s successes, but to see how far todayâ€™s new idea can take him, remains the core of our own standard for quality: True innovation in the art of relaxation.
We call it the Hatteras Difference.