As the usual hammock, the difference is in its manner. While you use hammock by using straps which attached in the tree, this stuff is used for tent which adjusted on the ground. This tree hammock tent has three straps which prop the tent itself. Therefore, it is can hold weight until 800 lbs. It is also completed with rainfly, so it can protect you from the heavy rain and the dangerous insect. Therefore, it is also easily to fold and carrying everywhere. Added with D-ring, it will make the straps stay robust. It is also portable for its utility.