I've used this portable hammock twice so far, and it delivers exactly what I was looking for: an easy way to lounge on the go. The setup and breakdown are fast and intuitive. Within two minutes, I'm lying in the sunshine or shade, just enjoying the day. The beverage- and magazine-holders are a nice bonus. However, be careful, because the hammock will flip pretty easily if you have a drink in the holder but you're not sitting on it.
It comes with a long storage/carrying bag that includes backpack straps, which is good, though the hammock is on the heavy side, and you definitely wouldn't be able to carry it on your back for more than a few minutes without its becoming uncomfortable. In other words, it's perfect for putting in the trunk of your car and transporting to a local park or the beach, but you wouldn't take this hammock on a hiking trip.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend