Even if it’s only for a few minutes at a time, lounging in the hammock is one of my favorite things about warmer weather. If only my hammocks would cooperate. Two years ago, I bought a woven hammock from Overstock.com (similar looking to this one from Branch, but a lot cheaper in many ways). After a winter in storage, the polyester-type fabric began shedding little itchy bits that got all over our clothes and skin, and then the support ropes started to snap. It was stored in a dry place, but I wondered if the previous summer’s rainstorms had broken down the fabric. The summer before, we had a rope hammock from Home Depot. It seemed sturdy, but after a couple months we realized that the holes in the wood spacer were so rough, they had worn through the support ropes, which began to break. I swear we’re not going over the weight limit! I’m tired of wasting money (and creating garbage) with hammocks that fall apart. Has anyone tried either of the hammocks we’ve written about? Is there a hammock that will last, even if I don’t rush outside to bring it in every time it rains? Any hammock help is appreciated! –Mary T.