I received this hammock for a birthday gift. I always thought I was only a fan of rope hammocks b/c I remembered using this type of "cocoon" like hammock in the past and feeling uncomfortable in it. Well, the ones I remembered must have been low quality or something because this hammock is incredibly comfortable--even more comfortable than a rope hammock! I love that the material can wrap around me and act sort of like a mosquito net on days that are warm and buggy. Also, this hammock is wide and sturdy enough that one adult can relax in it together with our two small children. The material is soft yet very weather resistant and supportive when you're in it. Not at all scratchy. The color is beautiful. After about 6 mos. of being outside 100% of the time through spring and summer (lots of harsh sun here) it still looked great. Unfortunately a few days ago some type of animal (probably a raccoon or a possum) tore it to shreds on one end. There was an obvious hole ripped out of one section so we think the creature must have somehow gotten tangled in it. With nice weather today we were really wanting our awesome hammock back ASAP, so we went to a local store where they had more expensive hammocks that looked similar...but as soon as we felt the rough, thin material of the hammocks they had in stock, we realized we'd rather reorder one of these again from overstock.com b/c it is much nicer quality--and for about $10 less. Highly recommend this product!!!