Originally Posted by Turtle Creek
Quick measurements (of the center) indicate the center piece of material on my Eno DN is 53" wide and each side pannel is an additional 8" wide. I don't know what I am missing, but my total width is 11" less than the width specs listed on the REI website. I was not pulling the material very taught.
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I noticed the same thing when measuring the width of my ENO double when comparing it to the Kammock Roo. There is a lot of sidewise stretch in that fabric, and I figure the specs (which of course come from ENO) are based on a very stretched out hammock from side-to-side, far more than you would have with the hammock at rest or in use. Misleading advertising, you ask me.
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I have also found in using any of my hammocks with the sewn extra edges, when I lay in them I can
feel the sewn edge ridge. I'd also prefer to avoid cutting and aligning those two strips. Any deviations from the straight and narrow are going to show up, at least to my eye.
So my preference strongly would be to just get material that is wide enough. Hang your own hang, make your own hammock, your mileage may vary, etc. Different strokes for different folks.