Multiple material hammock
This idea comes from being new to the construction of diy hammocks and a bit prone to overkill.
I made my first gathered end hammock with the Walmart digital camo. Plenty strong enough in single layer, but I felt compelled to put a second layer down the middle about half the width.
So that got me to thinking... Could you run a second layer of thicker material down the middle of say a 1.1 sil hammock? It may just solve the stretch issues. Not add all that much additional weight. And maybe help everyone get a better nights sleep in an UL hammock.
Crazy or Not?
notes on the multiple material concept
Built the multi-material hammock on Sat. As tomsawyer222 suspected, it created a ridge in the middle of the hammock and was a little uncomfortable. The big culprit on this one is my poor planning I think. I used two fresh materials with different amounts of stretch without accounting for that in my design. I should have either pre-stretched the material (not sure how exactly) or made the stretchier material a bit shorter.
I still like the concept. I may work a little more on it today.