Originally Posted by clmcanally
I tried to replicate your Cirrus because it seemed like a good fit for me, but my final dimensions:
Width at head: 47"
Head spreader: 41.5"
Head suspension triangle: 40"
Arc depth: 5.5"
Width at foot: 40'
Foot spreader: 30"
Foot suspension triangle: 30"
I don't have a scale to weigh this setup, but it wouldn't mean much as I went ahead and used some sil nylon that I was going to use for a tarp project knowing that it will change on the final build. Patience is something I don't have sometimes. I will give the final weight with the bells and whistles later.
Now to the pockets...
The pockets down't twist the line. The line in this hammock twist only because I had to double wrap the line around the carabiner a couple of times to keep the webbing from sliding when I get into the hammock (I used the carabiner clip the end of the triangle and attach to my tree huggers. Even with the twisting I only had one pocket do some strange things. So I am going to do 2 things on the next design. First, I am going to add a small piece of webbing at the apex of head and foot triangle so that I can capture the carabiner and keep it from sliding. This allow the line to stay straight. Second, I am going to sew the webbing pockets to the suspension itself and change up the design of the pocket by using a wider webbing and folding it over itself length wise. Looking forward to the next one.
Cool. Glad it is working out well for you. I like the dimensions of the Cirrus the best of my four DIYs. The only dimension I think I will change for #5 is to make the suspension triangle length the same for the head and foot ends. In playing with the Cirrus, I added a structural ridge line from apex to apex to make a more consistent hang. But with the shorter triangle on the foot end, the ridge line has to slope downwards and the tree strap has to be a bit lower on the foot end. Having the ridge line horizontal brings the foot end up too high. I think this will be corrected if the suspension triangles are the same. I will probably cut a small amount of weight by using a single layer of 1.1oz for the bed and just a partial second layer for a pad pocket instead of a full double layer. FWIW, the CF tubes I bought and cut for the Cirrus have been holding up well for my 200# weight. No issues thus far.