Gave this hammock to my husband as a gift. He’s been wanting one for years, so I wanted to give him a quality one. After some research, it seemed like Hammock Universe really knew their stuff and carried top-of-the-line products. This hammock is soft, and I love the shade of brown. Can’t speak yet to durability, as we’ve had it up for only a week, but it appears to be really well made... great quality. I expect it to last a long time. I also really enjoyed the funny and creative email updates from Hammock Universe... made the experience enjoyable, and they really did a great job of keeping me up-to-date on my order every step of the way. I would definitely recommend this company to others.