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    Favorite Hammock camping material

    Looking at adding another Hammock to the stable in the next few week. I have always used 1.6 hexon is there a better material to try out. My biggest issue I run I to is a slight calf ridge. 6 feet 190 lbs.

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    I prefer the Argon 1.6. I did just get Warbonnet's Blackbird in the new 1.6 nylon, charcoal gray. After a 3-night test this past weekend, I'm sold on that as well! Soft, silky but more than enough support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbolster24 View Post
    Looking at adding another Hammock to the stable in the next few week. I have always used 1.6 hexon is there a better material to try out. My biggest issue I run I to is a slight calf ridge. 6 feet 190 lbs.

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    While we're on the subject, and at the risk of highjacking the thread a little, could someone comment on robic 1.2 in comparison to argon or hexon 1.6? I know robic is lighter. I'm curious about subjective things like support, stretch and feel of the fabric when lying in the hammock.

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    Hyper D 1.6 is silky smooth.
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    In my experience: the more stretch a fabric has, the more of a calf ridge it can produce.

    1.6 Argon is quite a bit more stretchy than 1.6 Hexon. If you like the Hexon, you could try the 2.4 Hexon, or a 1.6/1.0 Hexon double layer.

    One of my favorite fabrics is the simple 1.9 ripstop nylon RbtR sells. It has the perfect amount of stretch - not too much, not too little. If only it was available in a wide version :/

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    Hyper D 1.6 is really nice . Smooth / silky. I myself have been using hexon 1.0 & 1.6 too. I’d put hyper d right up there with hexon , want to say it’s smoother , silkier
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidneyhornblower View Post
    While we're on the subject, and at the risk of highjacking the thread a little, could someone comment on robic 1.2 in comparison to argon or hexon 1.6? I know robic is lighter. I'm curious about subjective things like support, stretch and feel of the fabric when lying in the hammock.
    Robic 1.2 is stretchier than 1.6 hexon . It’s comfy although the rip stop grid is very pronounced . It’s like you feel every vein of rip stop grid va the smoother feel of hexon
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    Quote Originally Posted by hutzelbein View Post
    In my experience: the more stretch a fabric has, the more of a calf ridge it can produce.

    1.6 Argon is quite a bit more stretchy than 1.6 Hexon. If you like the Hexon, you could try the 2.4 Hexon, or a 1.6/1.0 Hexon double layer.

    One of my favorite fabrics is the simple 1.9 ripstop nylon RbtR sells. It has the perfect amount of stretch - not too much, not too little. If only it was available in a wide version :/
    I made a few hammocks using the 1.7 ROBIC XL from RBTR which comes in 74 width and I love the way the fabric feels. Ended up making 4 more for others in my Boy Scout Troop
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