If you are looking for a lightweight hammock, this is not for you. It is for those looking for something that will last against wear and tear. This hammock is comfortable and easy to set up. I was able to set it up by myself within 15 minutes of it arriving at my front door. I am looking forward to years lounging outside in this hammock. The material reminds me of a rougher blanket material. I am looking forward to all the books I will read in this hammock. Will recommend and repurchase.