Iím almost finished with my Desert Camo HH Clone with removable and interchangeable bug netting and over cover. The only thing I have left to do is make some knot covers for the ends.
A few months ago I found some really nice tan 1.9 ounce nylon and some 1.1 ounce desert camo nylon at WalMart and decided I must make a Desert Camo Hammock. Thanks to Wilsonbmw for disassembling his HH and HC4U for taking the lead and posting about making an HH Clone.
I had a couple different ideas I wanted to try. The HH has corner reinforcements on the sides with the netting. I know the shape of the netting helps form the Asym shape but I believe the corner reinforcements have a lot to do with it too. So I added them to the bed of the hammock to help hold the Asym shape when no cover or netting is being used. I believe it will work real well in maintaining the shape.
I also added similar reinforcements to the end which reduces the length of the cover required. I used Velcro on one side and both ends and a zipper on the side next to where my head lies. You can see the zipper pull above my head in the self portrait. By using the end reinforcements it makes the zipper easily within reach, so a 2 way zipper is not needed.
The netting is some very stretchy material from WalMart. Iíve been told itís like what they use in making skaters costumes so it looks like skin. All I know is that itís not Velcro friendly at all, or maybe it is because it sure likes to stick to the hook side. Maybe I should have put the hook side on the hammock and the loop side on the netting and covers. Iíll probably try to get some real no-seeum netting sometime and replace it. But if I have to sew this stuff again I need to tape it and sew through the tape. It was no fun to sew at all.
Hammock with Overcover
Hammock with bug netting
Hammock with cover or netting
Bottom Entry Slit
Side Tie outs
Self portrait inside hammock