Let me qualify this review by first stating that I also own a ENO Double Nest Hammock (a $60+ hammock without suspension system) and that is what I compared this hammock to. I originally purchased this hammock so my kids could use/destroy this one rather than my ENO while camping. I frequently use the ENO for sleeping overnight in while backpacking but also take it car camping to lounge and nap in. I took the Equip hammock with me on my most recent car camping trip and I'm blown away by its comfort. I honestly found this hammock more comfortable than my ENO. I think they got the size just right so it's easy to find my sweet spot on a very slight diagonal lay. It really doesn't take much of a diagonal lay to get flat in this thing. I'm 6'2" tall and 210 lbs. so I'm not a small guy but this held me and my 2 and 4 year old all at the same time without any trouble so we were getting close to testing the weight limit of 300 lbs. By contrast my ENO has a 400 Lbs. weight limit. I had no problems with the length of this hammock and would feel comfortable saying it could handle someone up to 6'6" easily. The material is a stiffer, slightly thicker material than the standard parachute nylon but it seems to work fine. It does add a little bit of weight for those counting the Ounces while backpacking but to me its minimal. The stress points are triple stitched but the finish quality isn't quite as nice as the ENO. There are a few lose threads here and there but overall it should work fine. The ENO also includes a strap to cinch down and compress the hammock once it's in the attached stuff sack, the Equip Hammock doesn't have this feature. The suspension system is kind of a joke. It actually worked out perfectly for me on this trip but that was just a lucky fluke. It gave me a perfect 30 degree angle attached to a pavilion at Bear Lake State Park in Utah. I estimate the distance between the posts (diagonally so I was over the picnic table) was between 13' and 14'. This worked great this time but typically I'm anchored to trees with bigger diameters and these ropes would be pretty useless pretty quickly as they simply aren't long enough to be of much use. They would also damage trees with soft bark. I also feel they are a weak point in the hammock and add a lot of weight/bulk. Still, for the price of the hammock to have something included is nice and they do fit inside the attached stuff sack with the hammock. My ENO didn't come with any suspension system so I ended up purchasing ENO Atlas straps for that which cost more than this hammock just by themselves. They are fantastic straps and very easily adjustable but cost a lot and weigh a lot as well. I think I'll purchase some whoopie slings and tree straps from somewhere like Arrowhead Equipment for around $20 for this hammock. This would reduce weight, add strength and be easily adjustable to fit different gaps and tree diameters. Combined with the hammock price it would still end up way cheaper than the ENO hammock alone. And of course, I could always use the Atlas straps for this hammock assuming I'm not using both hammocks at the same time. Pros:
-Fantastic value for the price, especially since I got it on sale.
-Very Comfortable, perfectly sized
-Strong enough to keep my fat butt of the ground
-Water resistant (haven't tested this but like the idea for when rain splashes on underside of hammock). The tarp above should handle the heavy stuff so water resistant should be adequate without being waterproof. Cons:
-The bag doesn't compress and the stitching attaching the bag to the hammock seems like a weak point.
-Slightly Heavier in weight due to a different material than the standard parachute nylon, but just slightly.
-The suspension system (hanging kit as they call it) is pretty heavy and nearly worthless. It doesn't allow any easy way for adjustment and seems like a weak point in the system. Still, props for including something for the price point.
-It only comes in the one color I realize I'm getting nit picky with the cons here but those are really the only things I can come up with. We'll have to see how it holds up long term but really I can get three of these for less than the price of one ENO so durability really isn't as big of an issue (assuming it doesn't break and leave me on my butt in the rocks that is). In conclusion, I'd say for the price it can't be beat. I originally bought it for the kids, but it's so comfortable I may be keeping it for myself. I'll probably purchase a couple more for the kids to use/destroy. Well worth the price if you ask me. If you are looking at getting into hammock camping this is a cheap way to test the waters. Excellent buy.