For the past few tyears, I've had to buy a new rope hammock every year because one of the strands always breaks by the end of the summer. So this year I decided to try this wood hammock, and am pleased so far. It is even more comfortable than my past hammocks, and easier ot get in and out of. The ropes at the ends seem sturdy, but only time will tell. The hammock was it a bit shorter than ones I;ve had in the past, but I just bought a couple of lengths of chain and two S hooks at my local Home Depot to hang it betwen my trees.