My hammock out of taffeta came to 12 oz, minus the webbing. I am going to make it a little shorter when I figure out just how I want it. It is 5' wide and about 12' long. I am trying out the asym cut and whip it the way Arkwater suggested. You could make one for under 10 oz if you make a standard Speer style 4' wide.
It looks like it will hold up. I set and laid in it and swung around. I didn't notice any problems. I am going to spend a couple nights in it this week. I should be able to tell by then. Arkwater said he made a hammock out of it and likes it. It doesn't have the plastic feel of ripstop. It feels closer to cotton then anything else. It is also going to be a lot more breathable than ripstop. I was thinking that I wouldn't like that in colder weather. But I am going to have my underquilt, pad, and travel pod so I do not think that will be a problem. I'll try to post some pics today.
Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".