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    DIY Ultralight hammocks

    Just made 2 ultralight hammocks.

    Both are 1.1m x 2.25m,non structural channel,gathered end hammocks with whoopie slings larks headed directly onto body under the knot.
    1 using ripstop nylon and one using polyester taffeta.

    The taffeta one has an integral storage pouch and darts head and foot for a zip in bug mesh in future but is still lighter than the ripstop nylon version.

    Both feel strong but are not as comfy as a wider version.

    The taffeta feels nicer on the skin.

    I have no scales so no exact weights on these 2 but are very light.
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    It's great to make your own stuff. I'm working on a couple of new hammocks myself. Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadekayak View Post
    Both are 1.1m x 2.25m
    That's 7'4"x43", I hope you are a small person!
    Nice looking work though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GadgetUK437 View Post
    That's 7'4"x43", I hope you are a small person!
    Nice looking work though.



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    Just over a 6' ridgeline at 83% . Yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geneaut View Post
    Just over a 6' ridgeline at 83% . Yikes!
    Only 5'6"

    We can't all be tall,but at least I'm fat and ugly to go with it

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    The DIY bug hit me also and every hammock I make gets better as far as stitch quality etc. Great job.


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    I myself also finished a light weight hammock 12 ft by 60 inches mode of 1.o Oz hyper D, and even with suspension it weighs less than my old tiny hammock with out suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadekayak View Post
    Only 5'6"

    We can't all be tall,but at least I'm fat and ugly to go with it
    I got ya beat at 5'4"! My hammock is about 10'6"/3.2m and very comfortable with a ~30° hang angle, but I've never tried a shorter hammock either. I suppose I might get away with it, but I don't have a budget for short hammocks that might end up as useless scrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dscotthep View Post
    I got ya beat at 5'4"! My hammock is about 10'6"/3.2m and very comfortable with a ~30° hang angle, but I've never tried a shorter hammock either. I suppose I might get away with it, but I don't have a budget for short hammocks that might end up as useless scrap.
    I'm 6' and have a number of 9' hammocks I've built for backpacking. Some are only 48" wide, though my fave is 52" wide.

    I can sleep in them with decent success. They aren't the most comfy hammocks I own, but they are still 2X better than sleeping on the ground.

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