By Florence Simon. Hammocks. Published at Monday, January 08th, 2018 - 17:19:40 PM.
Many people believe cotton is the best material for rope and fabric hammocks because it is perceived to be comfortable, durable, breathable and attractive. Actually, given the man-made materials now available for hammocks and hammock chairs, cotton is a poor choice.
Comfort. After only a few years of normal use, the twisted cotton cord used to make rope hammocks and hammock chairs, hardens and looses flexibility. Once wet, cotton fabric hammocks can take more than a day to dry.
Today's hammocks come in various models such as a quilted hammock, cotton hammock, fabric hammock, camping hammocks. These models of hammocks come in single or double hammocks as well. If you and your loved one enjoy lying outdoors in the sun or under the moon, a double hammock would be an excellent addition to your backyard furniture.
Breath-ability. Although this is an appealing characteristic for fabrics, in my view it is outweighed in this case by the fact that considerable amounts of pesticides and fertilizers are used to grow cotton. Ironically, these chemicals are of no use in warding off the insects attracted to some hammocks (see below), but their dust remains in cotton rope and presumably in heavy cotton fabrics.
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