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    Senior Member Roundtrip Raven's Avatar
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    Hexon 1.0 Durability

    This is a question for those of you who have their hammocks made out of Hexon 1.0 wearing out or showing micro-tears. I saw a post on facebook today from a guy who doesn't have wear anything sharp inside and he has a bit of small holes. I would like to see how frequent this comes up.

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    My 1.0oz double layer is holding up fine, but I haven't used it a lot so far.

    In my opinion, ALL 1.0oz and 1.1oz fabrics are pretty delicate and need to be treated with care. I managed to get a couple of holes into a simple 1.1oz fabric while hemming it. I don't know how it happened, it must have snagged somewhere. The 1.0oz HyperD fabric kept attaching itself to a rough patch of skin on my fingers while I was sewing, and I even managed to pull some tiny threads. The 1.0oz Robic also gave the impression that it likes to be handled with care. The 1.0oz Hexon was one of the more robust 1.0oz/1.1oz fabrics I have worked with so far.

    Don't make the mistake of assuming that you can use your 1.0oz single layer hammock the same way as your 1.6oz single layer hammock for long. Yes, some people do and so far their hammocks are holding up. But they're taking a risk. I wouldn't use a 1.0oz single layer hammock when failure would be very inconvenient or spoil my trip.

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    OldNWay's Avatar
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    I sleep in mine once a week either on the trail or inside the house. Had it a year now without noticing any wear. I have the 1.0 single
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    I've had my 1.0 hexon Trail Lair for SLD since about December but didn't really start using it until bug season in May. At least 30 nights in it since and no signs of wear. You do have to be careful of sharp objects. My older one made out of 1.6 nylon got a small tear in it due to user error: my watch came unhooked from my ridgeline and rolled over on the clasp, pushing it right through the fabric. Watchband is now gone and I just use a piece of shockcord to hang it.

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    Senior Member njsurfer's Avatar
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    Mine has approximately 18 nights in it and some day time napping. Im not rough with it, but not purposely treating it more delicately than any other hammock. No damage to report.
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    I consider my own personal 1.0 integrated hammock as 'ul gear designed to be used as such and retired when wear gets to a point'. Just like climbing gear, and other specific function gear. I have my other gear for casual use. It's an expense calculation I've made that I know will need / or could need to be replaced at any given moment. And that's UL gear to me.

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    New Member wowbagger's Avatar
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    I agree 100% with Hutzelbeins statement. I have been working with Hexon 1.0 since it's on the market and made several hammocks (double layer) out of Hexon and had never any complaints of customers so far. I would totally recommend it.
    Last edited by wowbagger; 09-04-2016 at 12:00.
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    I have a dutch hammock out of the 1.0 and it has a very small tear in the end. Noticed it within the first few times it was hung in the backyard. Not sure how it got there but I put a piece of tenacious tape on so hopefully it will not get bigger. Overall the fabric does not seem fragile.

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    Senior Member Roundtrip Raven's Avatar
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    Glad to hear everyone else's hammock is holding up. The fb post must've been a fluke. Since this will be my part of my UL setup, this or something else will need to be replaced sooner than my more durable gear.

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    i've been sleeing in a hexon 1.0 single layer for over 6 months, nothing sharp in m pockets, ususally just pjs anyway, but i have no wear. i wore a hole in my brilliant blue chick-magnet hexon 1.0, but that was from a shoulder contacting a sharp rock as the barks settled under the straps. it was wet that day /: but even then, that hammock held all night. it has since become the fabric of use in Jland.
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