Well, the truth is, we started out with another hammock from a different supplier at a different price point. We opened the box and the quality was just horrible. Two pieces were damaged and the hammock must have come out of a chinese warehouse after years of collecting dust. Needless to say, we were not happy. So, we decided, let's get the best and we did. We bought the Bamboo hammock and stand and absolutely love it. It is FIRST GRADE quality and perfect. We love it and so don't our neighbors.... Thank You.