more durable, that is! Exceeding even U.S. military specifications for strength, our DuraCord rope is expressly made to withstand the rain, sleet, snow, sun and heat of changing seasons without the maintenance and care that constant weather exposure requires of classic cotton. DuraCord; is not only resistant to abrasion, rot, mold, and mildew. But because the rope is solution-dyed, it’s also resistant to staining and fading – in fact, there’s no more colorfast rope available today. So you might think of DuraCord; as cotton on steroids. Hammock spreader bars are solid Southern white oak that’s been hand-dipped multiple times in marine-quality varnish, to heighten the handsome hardwood’s natural honey-gold hue. Hanging hardware, including chains, is galvanized steel, for a further boost in strength, and for heightened rust protection. As weather-tough as an Outdoor Essentials Large Hammock is, we still strongly suggest storing it in an enclosed dry place away from harsh chemicals and foraging wildlife when the hammock is going unused, or during lengthy stretches of bad weather, to help prolong the product’s useful life. Note: Don’t worry if your own Home Esseintial Rope Hammock at first seems a little shorter than its advertised length of 132 Inches from ring to ring, Bed Length: 80 Inches, Width:60 Inches; your hammock will soon reach its full length through natural stretching from initial use. With a weight capacity of 450 lbs. there is room for you and your favorite relaxation partner!