this hammock is what I have been searching for for five years or so. Wal-mart used to carry a similiar style hammock in the late 80's for $10. I bought two. After many years, both are worn out and dryrotting. I camp and or hike in alot with friends or alone, I sleep in my hammock with a rain fly over it. R.E.I. carries a version of the hammock with spreader bars. But that is more expensive and not of the quality of this 'Rothco' hammock. I am satisfied with my 'find' from U.S. Calvary. I may have to buy another to store away for when this becomes unusable.
Jonathan - July 9, 2011
Excellent Travel Companion
I have worn out four of these hammocks since I began using them in the 1960's. They have many excellent applications for outdoor recreation. Combined with a Space Blanket I hitchhiked to 48 states and used this combination for nearly all of my sleeping needs.
Perfect for the canoeist, because you sleep dry at night, when others may have wet sleeping bags to contend with.
A comfortable product for camping or just lounging in your backyard. Buy a couple of them, because they're darned handy to have.
Kip - January 9, 2009