Originally Posted by WetRivrRat
I know its not ripstop, but... maybe it will do the same job?
IMO ripstop has no significant advantage over any other option of the same weight. The ripstop threads in the weave are meant to stop small tears from getting any larger in _non-weight bearing_ applications like jackets and other items. In a weight bearing application like a hammock they will not provide anything more than nominal protection against tears. In addition, I don't like the way ripstop feels on my skin. Too rough and abrasive. Give me taffeta any day.