I purchased this hammock because it was rated strongest and it does not disappoint. My two kids and my husband love reading stories in it together. It stands up to hours of hard-swinging abuse by my kids and their friends. The material is very soft and doesn't chafe your skin. The only reason I hold back from 5 stars is because it does take a long time to dry. This can be frustrating in our New England climate, which is prone to sudden summer downpours. Also, when it's just a little damp, the color has come off on our shirts. Still, these are minor complaints--overall an attractive, durable product that has enhanced our enjoyment of the back yard.