DuraCord changed everything in the world of hammocks when the Hatteras line crashed the scene decades ago. With the ability to be dyed in an array of attractive hues, it remains remarkably colorfast. No amount of rain or UV exposure can affect the appearance of a DuraCord Hatteras Hammock.
The newfound durability of DuraCord also allowed for the introduction of Fabric hammocks. Once an inherent impossibility due to the vulnerabilities of cotton to mildew and rot, with DuraCord came the opportunity to produce velvety-soft fabric beds of durable material in a variety of beautiful colors and patterns.
When the Pentagon calls... you answer. When they ask to purchase the rope you make for hammocks, but want to repurpose it for military use, you know you're onto something. So it was with the ambitious creators of Hatteras Hammocks in 1975.
Tiring of the often suspect quality rope from the big manufacturers, the Hatteras Team developed a unique synthetic blend of their own called DuraCord. Many hours were spent learning to weave this special material, which in hammocks provided a feel equal to that of cotton, but held up more durably than polyester, even in rugged outdoor environments.
True to its roots, the Hatteras Hammocks franchise remains a celebrated staple of the Carolinas. The popularity of DuraCord has led to its use in several of the country's treasured hammock-makers, including Pawleys Island Hammocks and Nags Head Hammocks.
Painstakingly handwoven individually by talented craftspeople in the Carolinas, DuraCord hammocks serve as a testament to the opportunities innovation can provide to those willing to dream a little bigger -- and maybe a little smarter, too.