Originally Posted by SwinginIt
It got a small tear in it, presumably from being poked with something in my pack. I put cuben tape on the tear and soldiered on.
Moral of the story, M50 is crazy light but user beware. You could find yourself in a bad situation that makes you wish you weren't such a gram weenie and had carried a few more ounces of hammock.
I'm of the opinion that any non-ripstop fabric is a poor choice for a hammock (or similar applications where tension is put on the fabric and not seams). So we definitely agree that M50 isn't a great choice for hammocks.
How did you pack the hammock? It seems a bit ridiculous that it would tear while not in use and then get blamed for failing later on though. I'm not saying you did anything wrong...but for future M50 users they might want to store it in a separate pocket in their packs or something to avoid the exact situation you mention.