I've wanted to make a gathered end hammock out of microfiber.
A while back, I found some Polyester Microfiber Ripstop. It has a very nice, soft feel to it...very little or no stretch. So, I ordered 4 yds and made a single layer, gathered, no net hammock.
The extra length made a big difference...it lays very, very flat.
I'm 5'10" and 200 lb...no worries
Fabric ~ black, Microfiber Ripstop - 1.92 oz/yd - 132" (11') x 58" - 111" ridgeline - gathered/whipped like a Blackbird
Weight ~ 13 oz
$60 shipped US
included ~ Warbonnet line/strap suspension with triangles + carabiners + black bishop stuff sack
(sorry, the boy is NOT included!!)