Shipping was fine, they came in great shape. I ordered two of these, they came in one box. One seems to be a small the other a large. Box said normal. Either way, they can be adjusted to raise or lower them with the above knots. We also purchased the C stand, the large one hangs a little low for that, I would think hanging from a tree would be better. But the small one is fine. Very relaxing, they dry fast. Too bad they don't give a size choice. Would definitely recommend to a friend.