The hammock is really a beautiful design and quite soft/comfy. It is strong and beautifully made. The only drawback is that the hammock doesn't really cradle a person so much. The surface area that you directly lay on is taut, but then there is a lot of excess fabric that is just floppy and lays next to you, or hangs a little below, on either side. Maybe we've hung it wrong, but I followed the (not detailed) directions. Also, the area at the end where your feet are is very taut, but the excess to each side hangs down, below the feet, rather than cradling the legs/feet. So that seems not quite right.