I have bought 3 of these and 3 hammock swings, I would not say they are even 265pd weight limit!!!! My son in law sat in it, he is very fit and a police officer in very good shape!! Kept slowly going down until he hit the cement hurting his tail bone!!!! The c arm bolts together and does not seem to be the sturdy were the two pieces join together! ( trust me it was put together correctly!) I called overstocked that night, and they told me to trash it and shipped another one within 2 days! I love them tho, so comfy!!! Maybe just got a bad one, lol! There is always a bad one in every bunch you know. I still own 3 but I'm just very careful who sits in them, don't need any more fractured tail bones! ;). Very pleased with overstock.com!!!!!