Soft-Spun Polyester Hammocks

Over the years hammocks have been made from many different materials, probably the earliest hammocks were woven from the bark of the Hamak tree, the tree bark was broken down into fibrous strips and wand woven into very rustic hammocks, its probably the use of the Hamak fiber that resulted in the term Hammock being used today. In the Yucatan region of Central America the fibers of the Agave cactus plant have been processed into the natural fiber called henequen or Sisal, which has long been used for textiles such as blankets, clothing and ultimately hammocks, still to this day...

April 20, 2022 — KW Hammocks

Rest Peacefully and in Comfort in Your Outdoor Hammock Chair

The Hammock Chair is one of the newest and best innovations in the world of hammocks. While the full size hammock has been with us for thousands of years the hammock chair has only been around for approximately twenty five. No one knows exactly who invent the hammock chair, but it originates in the countryside of Nicaragua. It’s a safe bet that some enterprising young hammock weaver was laying in his hammock looking at the stars and pondering the fine art of relaxation when he first had this revolutionary notion. Part of the universal appeal of the hammock chair is...

April 20, 2022 — KW Hammocks

Learn about Pawleys Island Hammock, the most Famous Hammock brand in the Industry.

Ledgend has it that the inspiration behind the Pawleys Island Hammock came from native South Carolinian Joshua John Ward, as a riverboat captain he probably came into contact with sailors that traveled back from Central America where hammocks originate from, Seeing the advantages of using a hammock during the hot summer Carolina nights, but not having the ability to travel thousands of miles to get his own, he set about making one from the locally available materials. As with all hammocks, as soon as someone sees you using one they immediately want their own. So Captain Josh went to work...

April 20, 2022 — KW Hammocks

Add A Porch Swing to Your Scenery and Enjoy the Comforts of Your Outdoor Space.

Porch swings have long been a staple item on front and back porches all over America. What better way to enjoy the summer time outdoors in your garden than to relax and sip a cool drink on a swing. Over the years the porch has developed as an outside family room; a place for discussions, stories, games and songs. The porch also fosters a sense of community, encouraging interaction with friends and neighbors as they stop by to visit. Any good quality porch swing may last for generations.  In fact many families are still using the same swing that was...

April 20, 2022 — KW Hammocks

Check Out Our Amazing Selection of Outdoor Hammocks. Relax Outdoors in real Comfort!

Stretching out alone and reading a good book in an outdoor hammock or porch swing can be an extremely peaceful experience. Taking some time to relax with nature, watching the clouds roll by, hearing the birds sing and feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin, is sure to lower your blood pressure and level of stress. However most hammocks are double size, and are comfortable to share with a loved one or a close friend. Relaxing in a hammock with your family or friends will often lead to great conversation, stories and happy memories. We believe that its...

April 20, 2022 — KW Hammocks

Caribbean Hammocks

Caribbean Hammocks - a truly relaxing experience. Hammocks originated 1000’s of years ago in Central America. These original hammocks evolved for relaxing in the day and sleeping comfortably over night in some of the hottest, harshest environments known to man. Over the generations the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean basin perfected the hammock designs that they are still using to this day, it’s a fact that most hammock aficionados agree that the worlds most comfortable hammocks are the hand woven varieties from the Caribbean region, and the least comfortable are the ‘rope’ hammocks made in sweat shops around the world....

April 20, 2022 — KW Hammocks

Hammocks - a short history

A Short History of Hammocks Some people believe that the Hammock was first invented in Athens by the statesman Alcibiades (c.450-404 BC), a student of the famous Greek philosopher Socrates. However, it appears that the use of Hammocks for sleeping in was not widely adopted by the ancient Greek culture, in fact it was the indigenous tribes of the Caribbean Islands and Central America that were the first to incorporate the Hammock as essential item in their day to day life over 1000 years ago. Although we are unsure of exactly which tribe or cultural group did invent the hammock we...

April 20, 2022 — KW Hammocks

Hatteras Hammocks

Hatteras Hammocks The Hatteras Hammocks Story... For over 35 years, Hatteras Hammocks, Inc. has been recognized as a leader in providing quality hammocks and accessories to a worldwide market. This longevity and the ability to meet the needs of its customers were instilled from the very earliest days. Founder and current chairman, Walter R. Perkins Jr. started it all with a drive to be creative and improve on an idea.   In 1971, Perkins worked as a buyer for American Tobacco Company and traveled extensively throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. Prior to a tobacco-buying trip...

April 20, 2022 — KW Hammocks

Pawleys Island Hammocks

The Original Pawleys Island Rope Hammock© was created in 1889 at Pawleys Island, one of the oldest summer resorts on the South Carolina coast. Captain Joshua John Ward, a river boat pilot who barged rice and supplies between nearby Georgetown and the great rice plantations of the South Carolina low country, found the grass filled mattresses on his boat too hot in the summer. He decided to make a cool and comfortable cotton rope hammock for use on his boat. After several uncomfortable designs, Cap'n Josh made a hammock using wooden spreaders without knots. This original design has proven to...

April 20, 2022 — KW Hammocks

Mayan Hammocks

MAYAN HAMMOCKS     Important - Read before hanging your hammock: Carefully remove hammock from packaging. Lay hammock on flat surface and carefully unfold. Always handle your hammock by the end loops to avoid tangling.   Avoid wearing footwear and beware of buttons, zippers, buckles, and any sharp protruding object, which may snag or break the individual strings of the hammock bed. Avoid keeping your hammock in direct sunlight and rain for long durations; this will give your hammock greater longevity. Fading may occur.   To preserve the life of the hammock, we recommend taking down the hammock in inclement...

April 20, 2022 — KW Hammocks