Rated to 200 pounds, this hammock is best suited to younger hangers*, or the shorter/lighter crowd. Buy one for your scout, and watch them become the envy of their troop (if not an altogether trendsetter). Winner of the ultimate merit badge: Outdoor Gear Lab's 2014 \Best Buy Award.\ Children should always have adult supervision while in a hammock. Young kids (and sometimes older ones) can't always gauge distances properly and aren't capable of foreseeing dangerous situations by themselves. Weight capacity reflects a static or dead load.