This is my second "Natural Handmade Cotton Hammock". I didn't take care of th first one and it fell apart. So I replaced it on a trip to Mexico, with a nylon version. Big mistake. Within a day of putting it up, I was back on Overstock Worldstock, ordering my replacement. This hammock is amazing. It forms to your body and feels as if you are floating on air. It has a soft feel to it when laying down, yet is very strong. Everyone who visits me, is encouraged to experience my hammock. Everyone loves it. When my partner comes over, he heads straight onto the balcony and lays in the hammock after a long work day. You do have to take care of it. Just take it down in ugly weather. I left my first one out, exposed to the winter and spring elements. It got moldy, so I soaked it in Oxyclean and vinegar. It worked, but the hammock didn't appreciate it. I will take better care of this one. BUY IT! You will love it and not be disappointed. Just remember to lay horizontally. That's the best way, and it is wide enough to support my partner's 6'2" frame.