Rated 5 out of 5 by oh2sc Happy Husband!
This hammock is excellent quality and a super value. We are repeat buyers of this cotton hammock from LLBean. Purchased the first one about 10 years ago when we moved from Ohio to S. Carolina. It lasted through the southern monsoons, 300% humidity, and the mother of all ice storms in 2014. We never babied it in any way. Everything in the South either rots, corrodes, or mildews. This hammock gave us excellent performance. Soft and comfortable. Easily adjustable for height. We are lucky to have 2 large pine trees about 14 ft. apart, so we don't need to use a stand. Hubby kept asking "When is my new hammock coming?" so I decided to give him his Father's Day gift a little early. This hammock is a bargain -- go for it!
April 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by NewEnglander1976 The reviews are right
SIZE: The hammock is too long for the hammock stand. I weigh 135 lb. We have it in the tightest setting. I am centimeters from the ground / bar. When my 35 lb 3-year-old sits with me, I can carefully shift our position so we're not completely on the ground/bar...... Me only hope: is the cotton supposed to shrink like those cotton rope bracelets we used to wear at the beach in the summer? If so, that should be abundantly clear in the ad and the packaging. Then it would be a cool science experiment. My curiosity makes me keep it... for now.
.........2. QUALITY: If you have never had a great hammock, you'll probably be satisfied with the quality. I'm used to thicker cotton rope and heftier oak crossbars. The hardware feels like good quality.
....... L.L.Bean, you disappointe me with this one. Please fix this one.
April 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Chicago1856 Best Hammock and Stand EVER!
Just to let any folks looking for a hammock and hammock stand know, that I purchased my Hatteras Cotton Hammock and metal stand from LLBean in 1990, 25 years ago, and it is still in near perfect condition. Over these past 25 years, there was only ONE time that the hammock was left out in the rain by accident, I always brought it inside any night rain was forecast. I tried to leave the hammock and stand in the shade for most of the days when it was outside. Notice the LLBean dark green pillow, NOT FADED because I took it in the house also and rarely left it out in the sun.
The metal tube stand is extremely heavy duty and eventually began to rust some over last few years because it was always set up in the grass for the entire spring and early summer and consequently it was rained on, so this spring, finally, I sanded with steel wool the rusted spots, primed and spray painted the stand. Just set it up today and it looks fantastic! The only thing I could use would be some new end caps but not sure if I can find them anywhere. The plastic end caps have discolored some over the years probably from sun damage.and I would like to find some replacement ones. This is of minor consequence after 25 years. Other than that, this hammock is the best one on the market, bar none. I set it up this year for the first time NOT in the grass because one does have to move it slightly every couple days or it will kill the grass where the stand is resting. Of course that has nothing to do with stand or hammock quality.
March 31, 2015
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