Rope and Cord


Safety is the cornerstone of any camping trip. Nothing kills a camping trip faster than an injury, and using the wrong type of rope for hammock suspension can potentially hurt you as well as damage your gear. To ensure you have the right type of cord for hammock hanging, consider the choices from DutchWare.

Our hammock suspension cords have the strength, agility and durability to keep you hanging out safely through any camping trip. We offer a variety of ropes since we know everyone’s tastes are different. You may prefer the look or feel of a different cord than someone else on your trip. The most important thing to remember is to find rope that works with your hammock and provides the best possible support and comfort.

How to Choose the Right Hammock Suspension Rope For Your Hammock 

We offer a wide variety of ropes to choose from. How do you decide which one provides the best fit for you and your gear? You should take into account a number of factors, including:

  • Is the rope quick-drying? Lugging around wet gear can be a pain. Even worse, it can get you damp, which is a disaster in cold weather.
  • Will it stand up to heavy wear? You don’t want to have to replace your suspension cords frequently. You need ones made from high-quality material that can weather more than a few trips.
  • Does it resist the elements? You need DIY hammock rope that won’t mold or mildew, which can compromise the strength of your hammock suspension and make the rope slippery.
  • Is it the right length? If you choose close-together hang points, you won’t need as much rope as you will with longer distances, though it’s never bad to have flexible options.
  • Does it reflect? Some campers prefer to be able to see their suspension cords in the dark. Others don’t care.
  • Is it the right color? You may be roughing it, but you still can care about aesthetics. Some suspension ropes come in a variety of colors, so you can find one that matches your hammock or sleeping bag.

Samson Rope

Samson Rope is made from synthetic materials using proprietary construction. This type of rope is made for high-performance applications, so it is ideal for both new and seasoned backpackers and hammockers. You can buy Samson Rope from Dutchware by the foot, in sections and by the spool. We also have an array of colors to choose from, which makes it a breeze to use Samson Rope for different tasks without confusing what should be affixed where, how or when.

Samson Rope vs. Wire Rope

If you’re looking for something that can compare in strength and durability to wire rope, Samson Rope is your answer. It’s as sturdy as wire rope, if not more so, but Samson Rope is also lighter and easier to use. These traits make Samson Rope the markedly better choice for backpackers and hammockers of all experience levels.

To put things simply — it’s time to say goodbye to wire rope and hello to a better, lighter alternative. And that alternative is Samson Rope.

Samson Amsteel®-Blue Rope

If you want a versatile rope that will perform even when conditions prove challenging for the most experienced backpacker, you can’t go wrong with Samson Amsteel®-Blue Rope. While its name indicates otherwise, Samson Amsteel®-Blue is available in several different colors, including blue, yellow, pink, orange and silver, among others.

Samson Amsteel®-Blue Rope boasts the strength of steel and the ability to last longer than wire by three-to-one when in a size-to-size comparison. Samson Amsteel®-Blue Rope consists of Dyneema® fiber and a Samthane coating, the combination of which protects the rope from abrasions and provides outstanding resistance to tension fatigue. Samson Amsteel®-Blue Rope weighs only 1/7 of what wire rope weighs, too.

You don’t have to worry about your rope sinking to the bottom of a nearby lake, river or stream with Samson Amsteel®-Blue Rope, either. Despite being as strong as steel, this rope floats. This capability and the rope’s vibrant color make “fetching” the rope a breeze if you drop it in the water. Those characteristics also make the rope a smart choice if you’re going to tow something or haul gear over water.

Find the Right Rope for Hammock Suspension From DutchWare

We offer a wide selection of rope styles for our campers, from reflective to urethane-coated to brightly-colored. No matter what your hammock rope needs may be, we can help you fulfill them. Get in touch with us today to discuss your next camping trip and what type of hammock suspension you should bring. Contact us by calling us at 717-947-7849.