One of the most common questions we get is what is better for hanging a swing - hanging chains or hanging ropes. Honestly there isn't a better option. Most of it comes down to personal preference. As you can imagine there are two groups in opinions. Some people like the shiny metal chains and other despise them and prefer classic hanging ropes. When you look at availability, the majority of swings are offered with chains instead of ropes. This frustrates some customers and we have worked in the offseason on brigning on some more rope hanging swings. Unfortunately, we don't currently offer a rope conversion kit for our hanging chain swings. Many customers take on the task themselves with a simple trip to Home Depot or Lowes.
Which one can hold more weight? Good question, but it really depends on the guage of chain and diamater of rope. We always recommend referring to the product page for the specific weight capacity of the swing.