My husband bought this hammock for me as a birthday gift. Though he bought the hammock in June, we did not install it and hang it until early August. The colours and structure are very good and the hammock is quite comfortable - perfect for afternoon reading and lounging. However, there were many frayed threads on the long sides of the hammock. As well, though the hammock is advertised as appropriate for handling rain and sun, the hammock has already taken on stains from rains - over just less than 2 weeks of use. So, I am disappointed that it is not as durable as advertised. We have now decided to take the hammock down if inclement weather is predicted, so it's constantly being hung up and taken down again. We expected to have to store it over the winter, but did not expect it would be an ongoing process during better weather.