When it comes to choosing a Mexican hammock, we offer two options for the material it is woven in. These are cotton or nylon cord. We are often asked what is the difference between the two?
Firstly, both materials offer a very comfortable with a lovely supportive feel and are both hand-woven in the same traditional Mexican weave.
We are also often asked which one is better. Well, one is not necessarily better than the other it is more of a personal preference, and each offer slightly different features.
For instance we generally recommend cotton hammocks when comfort is the main priority. Cotton hammocks will stretch and mold very well to your natural body shape creating a very soft relaxing feel.
Nylon hammocks are also very comfortable, but are more like a firm bed, whereas a cotton is like a soft bed. There will not be as much stretch in the nylon cord, but it still have a very comfortable and form fitting feel. The nylon cord is also very soft and smooth - there is not harshness at all to this material.
A benefit of the nylon is the greater durability it offers when exposed to the elements. We recommend caring for your hammock by protecting them from the elements when not in use, but the nylon will still preserve better in the elements. Both will still last many years with the proper care instructions we provide.
Below is video that shows the two different types and explains the difference again. We are confident though, whatever hammock material or style you decide for your Mexican hammock, that you will love the feel and comfort it provides.
Wondering what is the best hammock for you? Then see our blog post: Which hammock is right for you.
From the team @ Mexican Hammocks USA