So. I have read alot of posts regarding weight bearing capabilities of hammocks and suspension. So, I figured I would test my DIY Hennessey (headchange4you instructions) till something broke. So far, no joy. But I have more beer, and limitless water and weights. Tractor front end weights, if need be. So, there are 2 45# weights in it first. Then it held (at that hang) 25 gallons of water. I filled a 5 gallon bucket to the top, and repeated till it overflowed. 8.34 pounds x 25 gallons is 208 pounds. So far, 298 pounds. Hollow braid polypropylene rope at 1/2 for whoopies is 2,600 #s min breaking strength, or like 203 #,s per foot load factor, whatever that is. With that much weight, they are tight, but holding fine. So as it sits, 300 pounds is hanging outside with no problems. Time for tractor weights. Oh, the hammock body is 200 denier cordura, COATED. Double stitch end channel, buried end of whoopie run through channel, shoe string whipping at gathers. Shoe strings seems like 1/8 inch paracord type stuff, with flugelbinders. I am tempted (but afraid) to lay in it. It's hot.