The rope hammock is a woven sling that is suspended above the ground and is used for sleeping or resting. Hammocks are thought to have been developed by some natives in the tropics. Hammocks also gained popularity amongst soldiers and navy seals as they proved very handy when it came to maximising available space. Today rope hammocks are more popular as resting beds or lightweight relaxation beds that can be carried on camping trips.
Hammocks gained popularity amongst campers as they protected campers from sleeping on the wet ground. Hammocks also reduced incidences of insect bites as well as snake bites. In warmer climatic regions hammocks proved to be more effective at cooling the body as they are suspended in mid air. In the tropics hammocks have also been seen to reduce incidences of fungal diseases which are common amongst people that sleep in moist places. In some parts of South America hammocks are not only popular for sleeping on, but they can also be used in place of a coffin thus cutting funeral costs.
The quality of rope hammocks depends on the quality of the material or threads that were used when weaving it. Several materials can be used to construct rope hammocks which include nylon, cotton and even palm fronds which are found in some parts of South America.
Today there is an almost endless list of hammock styles and varieties. The most popular styles are the spreader bar hammocks, Brazilian hammocks, Mayan hammocks, Venezuelan hammocks as well as travel hammocks. All the above mentioned hammocks are very distinct in their style - for instance the spreader bar hammock has bars at both ends which make it fit for casual use as it is less stable and less comfortable to sleep in. On the other hand Mayan hammocks are made from strings that are woven to form a supportive net thus offering more comfort and are thus popular for sleeping on.
Of all the styles and varieties of rope hammocks the travel hammocks are the ones that have gained the most popularity on today’s market. Travel hammocks are now being designed with add-ons such as mosquito nets. These hammock designs offer travellers more flexibility as they can move from place to place without leaving a trace as opposed to moving with a tent.
There are many manufacturers and suppliers of rope hammocks. Some are listed below:
- 1. Pawleys Island Rope Hammock: These rope hammocks are sold worldwide. They are manufactured by using the materials of best quality. There specialization – nautical bowline knots which are attached to the ends of the hammock body.
- 2. Kawachi Group - This firm, supplies a vast range of hammocks at reasonable prices.
- 3. JKB Trading Inc. – This Florida based company wills offer you the best possible deals on rope hammock purchase. And their range is as extensive as it possibly can get.
- 4. Ningbo Youngor International Trade and Transportation Limited Company is a large Chinese firms which makes top rate rope hammocks of various types. To top it all their rates are reasonable too.
- 5. Plow & Hearth: Here you can find Duracord Rope Hammock that is woven from the most stain resistant fibre. It dries very fast and is fad proof because it is UV resistant. For more information you can visit their website: plowhearth.com/product.asp?pcode=1644