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    DIY netless with monolite

    Made a hammock with the new monolite material. Topped it off with diy whoopie slings and diy fixed length Ridgeline. Test to come soon.


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    Nice job..

    I made a Monolite a few weeks back. Just finished adding a removable Half Wit style bug net. Hammock came in at 8 ounces on the button, in a DCF stuff sack. The net weighs 2.4 ounces in it's own sack.

    I am surprised how comfortable the monolite is... arguable more comfortable than my DIY 1.2 Robic Half Wit. Although I have not spent multiple nights in the Monolite and that's usually the determining factor as far as comfort is concerned..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikekiM View Post
    Nice job..

    I made a Monolite a few weeks back. Just finished adding a removable Half Wit style bug net. Hammock came in at 8 ounces on the button, in a DCF stuff sack. The net weighs 2.4 ounces in it's own sack.

    I am surprised how comfortable the monolite is... arguable more comfortable than my DIY 1.2 Robic Half Wit. Although I have not spent multiple nights in the Monolite and that's usually the determining factor as far as comfort is concerned..
    Thanks. It feels a little more rough than my Hexon 1.0 hammock but I havn't slept in it overnight yet. I have spent over 100 nights in the hexon one so if I make another I may go with hexon again but sounds like it may be more comfortable than I expect as you have discovered. I may put a full bug net on it if it turns out to be comfy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two Speed View Post
    Thanks. It feels a little more rough than my Hexon 1.0 hammock but I havn't slept in it overnight yet. I have spent over 100 nights in the hexon one so if I make another I may go with hexon again but sounds like it may be more comfortable than I expect as you have discovered. I may put a full bug net on it if it turns out to be comfy.
    Yes, I find it has a bit more texture, but that's welcomed. No matter how high I pitch the foot end I always seem to slide to that end and the bit of texture might reduce sliding a bit.

    My preferred fabric is 1.6 Hyper D.. it's the benchmark. A few years ago I made an 11' with full detachable bug net using modified #3 coil zippers. But I later realized I don't use the full bug net often enough to carry the weight penalty of all that zipper tape, so made a Half Wit clone in 1.2 Robic with a fixed Nano Noseeum bug net. It works, but the super lite noseeum seems to blow around with every wisp of air and the Robic gives me mad shoulder squeeze.. so I thought I would try a different fabric.. the Monolite and a different bug net (Sort of a HUG net in 0.67) that is fully removable and can be swapped to the Hyper D hammock.

    I was surprised that the Monolite with half #3 zippers still came in as lite as it is.

    I'll get a night or two in the yard to test it, but I am doing a four day trip later this month and will give it a try then.

    Never tried Hexon 1.0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikekiM View Post
    Yes, I find it has a bit more texture, but that's welcomed. No matter how high I pitch the foot end I always seem to slide to that end and the bit of texture might reduce sliding a bit.

    My preferred fabric is 1.6 Hyper D.. it's the benchmark. A few years ago I made an 11' with full detachable bug net using modified #3 coil zippers. But I later realized I don't use the full bug net often enough to carry the weight penalty of all that zipper tape, so made a Half Wit clone in 1.2 Robic with a fixed Nano Noseeum bug net. It works, but the super lite noseeum seems to blow around with every wisp of air and the Robic gives me mad shoulder squeeze.. so I thought I would try a different fabric.. the Monolite and a different bug net (Sort of a HUG net in 0.67) that is fully removable and can be swapped to the Hyper D hammock.

    I was surprised that the Monolite with half #3 zippers still came in as lite as it is.

    I'll get a night or two in the yard to test it, but I am doing a four day trip later this month and will give it a try then.

    Never tried Hexon 1.0.
    Ah. I always enjoy my bug net but know many folks who prefer no net. I have little issues with keeping my weight down so I gladly bring my full net and trap with doors on every trip.

    Sounds like you will get some good info on comfort of the monolite soon. I am going to take mine to the linville George hang in a few weeks. For now I'll probably use my summer sock I got a few years ago back when they didnt have zippers.

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