I would not call it breathable. I have challenge sailcloth fibermax which is impregnated cloth not coated. Not sure how it would do in the summer, I think it might be hot but as a light weight fall/ spring (non camping) hammock it really functions great. It comes in about 20 bright colours. It is slippery, I noticed that with me laying wrapped in a blanket I was continually having to slide back into the sweet spot. I think if I hem the edges that would help and if I make it a bit wider that would work as well. But it has been about three years since I have had a narrow 60 inch hammock so it may also be that I just need to get used to it again.