Rated 1 out of 5 by Arachneabroad Not same quality as old hammock RETURNED
I have purchased excellent Hatterass Hammocks via LL Bean for many years, for self and as Christmas gifts for family members. The average life span for these...in northern California was10 years. An excellent buy.
The replacement hammock I received did not conform to the mesurements stated on the website. The QUALITY of the COTTON ropes was very poor, soft and stretched out. The knots were visible, uneven and loose. The over all quality was very very poor. I RETURNED IT. Then I talked to the Hatterass company in North Carolina and they told me to look on the box to see if the item was made in USA or an import from China or India. Sure enough, it was an imported item.
I hope LLBean finds a higher quality product and reinstates the smaller hammock, both shorter and slightly narrower (11' long)
August 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BaseBabe Relaxing
I am a previous owner of several Hatteras Hammocks and have always loved them. I have just put this on my stand and have tried my new hammock out. I have some issues with this, because it seems to be sink very low when lying on it. I have extended the links quite a bit, and am still somewhat hesitant to keep it. It is comfy, but difficult getting out of it. I still making up my mind at this point. I don't remember my others being this way.
Have they changed the way they make them? or the rope they use?
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crowspenser Cotton Hammock
Bought the extra large and it's perfect for two people. Gift to my Niece and Nephew. They love it.
June 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by jas99 Hammock not quite the same as before
This is the third extra large hammock I have ordered from LL Bean over about 12 years. The first two hammocks were great. The latest hammock was returned because the sizing was not the same as before - it was too long - and I didn't like to see frayed rope ends on a new hammock. I feel that the quality of this product is not the same as in years past. LL Bean was great about accepting the return of this item, but I wish they would bring back the old hammock!
June 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lucy059 Comfortable
First time in a rope hammock and it was surprisingly comfortable! Seems built to last.
June 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ABAgirl Unhappy hammock
My husband grew up with a hammock from LLBEAN that was perfect and grew with the family. He had the same hammock for over 10 years until his godmother decided that that one had enough. The new one came and we were excited to set it up, but were surprised that to get it off the ground it had to be on its tightest setting. Even as we first sat on the hammock it touched the ground. The quality has gone down in the materials, and the hammock is unusable. Very un happy with this and It doesn't make me want to be an LLbean customer in the future.
May 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by loveglobe Terrific Hammock
I did a lot of research to find the right hammock, and was worried at first about buying this one given the mixed reviews. But after comparing it to the other quality rope hammocks out there (which btw also got mixed reviews) and peppering the helpful LL Bean customer service staff with questions, I decided to give it a shot. And I could not be happier with it.
Rope is very sturdy, the hammock is long enough to fit my 6' 4" husband comfortably, and when we strung it between two trees that are 13 feet apart (at about 6 feet high) it didn't sag to the ground. LL Bean recommended they be 15 feet apart, but these were established trees with existing hammock hooks from a previous homeowner and honestly the fit is perfect. We have it on the furthest chain link (meaning, there is room for it to stretch out over time) and when someone is sitting in it the hammock is still at least a couple feet off the ground. My toddler and I like to lay in it together and look up at the trees as the wind gently rocks us. My husband is convinced the relaxation it brings our family will add years to our lives. : )
Also, I chose a rope hammock versus duracord or other synthetic materials because I try very hard to be an eco-conscious consumer. I was pleased to see that this really is just rope, wood, and metal, and well-constructed regardless of the country it was made in.
Despite the complaints I read, this looks and feels like a quality hammock, the kind I remember from my youth. So really it's exactly what I was hoping it would be.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by zapo It Feels So Good!!!
I look forward to my hammock after a long days work. I prefer the cotton rope, it's soft and is a better feel than the fabric. If it wasn't raining right now I'd be in it!! Good quality at an amazing price. :)
May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shbl comfortable
I have three llbean hammocks hanging in my backyard. My family and I swing for three seasons. They are very comfortable and durable. Most of mine have lasted about 8 years. I look forward to swinging right after I get home from work and a jog!
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mickey4life Decisions Decisdions
Prior to purchase we debated rope or canvass for the hammock. Comfort, durability, appearance, all were discussed. I am glad that we opted for a rope hammock although I had lovvied for canbass.
November 27, 2013