Originally Posted by kayak karl
i saw the momentum 50, but searched for 55 to no avail. i found the 90 with the 50 at thru-hiker.
what do you think the weight limit would be for 50 and 90 in a single hammock?
I think the M90 should do well up to about 200-210.
Our almost static weight on the M50 double tested 310 no visible problems. My gut impression would be that a single M50 should hold about 150 safely, Probably 175 safely as well. At least I will try it with my weight.
As with everything, what safety margin is desired? I know engineers like at least a margin of two or three. Corporations probably like that as well. Realistically, it is a balance of weight, comfort, and safety. If the M50 single turns out to be as comfortable as the double, I would use it all the time. If I had plenty of funds or making hammocks professionally, I would test single and double M50's and M90's hammock until failure. That would at least give a static failure rate on which to help with our educated gut opinions.