I'm having a hard time deciding which material to go for with a Dream Hammock. I have never had the chance to see or lie in a taffeta hammock, therefore I'm not sure if it's worth the weight penalty. In all likelihood, my hammock will be an 11 footer (don't know which width, yet) and a double layer because I will be using a pad.

Up to now I have used 1.0, 1.1, 1.5 and 1.7 ripstop hammocks. I love the weight and softness of the 1.0 hammock. But I have to admit that 1.5/1.7 provides a more comfortable lay.

Anybody tried taffeta and ripstop and can share their experiences?

I'm also wondering if it would be a good idea to mix materials, e.g. outer layer taffeta, inner layer 1.0 ripstop. Or outer layer 1.7 ripstop, inner layer 1.0 ripstop. Any opinions on that?