As with any other purchase, if you want to make a good buying decision you need to know the basic options you have and compare them with your needs and possibilities. When thinking about buying a new hammock the considerations include selecting the right type of cord, hammock weave, and level of quality you need.
Generally, there are two main types of cords used for hammocks, nylon and cotton, but they can also be combined with one another. While the nylon is more durable, the cotton is what guarantees comfort. The nylon is more resistant to the outside elements and the cotton needs more care and protection to ensure longevity.
The weave the hammock is created in is very important for the comfort it will provide. There are flat canvas type hammocks which do not provide as much support for the body as the handwoven hammocks with open weave, where the gaps are smaller for better comfort, but still providing the air flow we need while resting in it.
Before you take the hammock to the cash register, make sure there is no fraying or damage on it, and that the cords are all in good condition. All of the cut cords should be neatly burnt off and knotted so they won’t unravel, and if there are cords that are knotted together they should be away from the part of the hammock where we’ll later lie in.