Originally Posted by Ramblinrev
IMO the ripstop pattern is not a factor for hammock use. I can tear ripstop with my hands if the selvage is cut. Ripstop was designed for garment use not weight bearing. You'll get different answers to this question depending on who answers it. That's mine and I'm sticking to it.
Agreed. Many of the commercial hammocks are made with non-ripstop nylons and polyesters.
There are also lots of hangers using the non-ripstop crinkle taffeta polyester.