Many years ago, hammocks were made from natural materials and
fibers found in Central and South America. Hammocks today are
still made from cotton, like the first hammocks made, but now
they are also being made from nylon.
Mayan, one of the finest hammock makers around, makes hammocks
that are constructed with handmade nylon thread. These hammocks
are amazingly soft and the nylon thread adds even more strength
and durability. With hammock chairs, you will find that nylon
gives the chairs a nice sheen. Because of this material, they
are perfect for both indoors and outdoors, and do not mold like
hammocks made from cotton.
For example, you will find a nice one-person hammock that can
hold up to 600 pounds. This hammock is five feet wide, yet only
weights 2.5 pounds. You will need between 10 and 12 feet to hang
this hammock and can choose from a wide selection of color. Best
of all, this type and size hammock can usually be purchased for
less than $100.
If you want something even bigger, you can go with the king size
hammock, which is perfect for stretching out or sitting with a
special person to cuddle or simply watch the world pass by. This
size of hammock is designed to hold 700 pounds, and measures an
impressive seven feet wide by seven feed long. For this hammock,
between 12 and 14 feet will be needed for hanging, and like the
other hammock, you can choose from many colors.
Some people enjoy the more festive looking hammocks to place by
the poolside or to lounge on under the patio. Multi-colored
hammocks typically are created with two to six colors, which can
be chosen by you. If you are not particular about colors but have
just one or two colors that you do not like, send Mayan an e-mail
and they will be sure to omit those colors from your hammock design.
Regardless of size of color you choose, you will find that nylon
hammocks are extremely comfortable. If the weather is humid,
simply place a soft cotton fabric on the hammock to keep cool.
Rain or snow will not damage the nylon, meaning the hammock will
last you for many years. Check out the hammocks from Mayan and
other hammock stores to see if you can find a hammock for your