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    Senior Member Baka Dasai's Avatar
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    I just made a MTN 1.3 hammock. I also have hammocks in

    • MTN 1.2,
    • MTN 1.7,
    • HyperD 1.6,
    • Hexon 1.6, and
    • Hexon 1.0.

    Stretch
    The Hexon 1.0 is by far the stretchiest, and the MTN 1.7 is by far the stiffest. The others are fairly similar in terms of their stretchiness.

    Feel
    I like the silky feel of the HyperD best. I also like the "cottony" feel of the Hexon, which is more noticeable in the 1.6 than the 1.0. The MTN hammocks have a sticky, plasticky feel which isn't great, but isn't terrible either. The new MTN 1.3 feels especially plasticky, but perhaps will wear in a bit. The MTN 1.3 also seems strangely bulky for its weight, but again, that might disappear with a bit of wear.

    Usage
    • I use the HyperD at home, cos it's so silky and nice.
    • I'll use my new MTN 1.3 for backpacking trips cos it's a good compromise between light weight and strength.
    • I use the Hexon 1.0 for my "toss in the bag when I go to the beach, or go anywhere there might be a place I could hang for an hour".
    • I use the MTN 1.7 for 10-year old son cos it seems the strongest and best able to deal with his boisterous-boy ways.
    • The Hexon 1.6 and MTN 1.2 are for my partner or friends etc. They've both had quite a bit of use.

    I think I finally have enough hammocks.

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    aka 'Extra' MikekiM's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baka Dasai View Post
    I just made a MTN 1.3 hammock. I also have hammocks in

    • MTN 1.2,
    • MTN 1.7,
    • HyperD 1.6,
    • Hexon 1.6, and
    • Hexon 1.0.

    Stretch
    The Hexon 1.0 is by far the stretchiest, and the MTN 1.7 is by far the stiffest. The others are fairly similar in terms of their stretchiness.

    Feel
    I like the silky feel of the HyperD best. I also like the "cottony" feel of the Hexon, which is more noticeable in the 1.6 than the 1.0. The MTN hammocks have a sticky, plasticky feel which isn't great, but isn't terrible either. The new MTN 1.3 feels especially plasticky, but perhaps will wear in a bit. The MTN 1.3 also seems strangely bulky for its weight, but again, that might disappear with a bit of wear.

    Usage
    • I use the HyperD at home, cos it's so silky and nice.
    • I'll use my new MTN 1.3 for backpacking trips cos it's a good compromise between light weight and strength.
    • I use the Hexon 1.0 for my "toss in the bag when I go to the beach, or go anywhere there might be a place I could hang for an hour".
    • I use the MTN 1.7 for 10-year old son cos it seems the strongest and best able to deal with his boisterous-boy ways.
    • The Hexon 1.6 and MTN 1.2 are for my partner or friends etc. They've both had quite a bit of use.

    I think I finally have enough hammocks.
    Spot on..

    I have..
    -1.0 Hexon
    -1.2 Robic
    -1.3 Mtn
    -1.6 Hyper D x 2

    About to sew another 1.6 Hyper D and a 1.0 Hyper D. And I had a 1.0 Monolite.

    The above assessment is very much my experience.

    The 1.6 Hyper D is and has been my favorite for a while.. Not much stretch to talk about and by far my favorite feel to the fabric. Compromise is the packed weight. Sleep great in them.

    1.3 Mtn is almost the same in the way it sleeps, but the crispy feel to the fabric isn't my favorite. Feels like it's calendared. It's comfort and the fact that it's my only netless is what keeps it around. It's been my goto for a few months swapping off with the half wit style Hyper D 1.6.

    1.2 Robic.. way to stretchy for me. More stretch than the 1.0 Hexon. I sold one and keep a second as a spare that doesn't get used. I can't do more than one night in that and even then.. it's a restless night.

    1.0 Hexon is more comfortable than I thought. Mine is a DWG Halfwit and I have it primarily as a UL option.

    The 1.0 Monolite was one of my most comfortable hammocks and I'd slept in that for multiple days with no issue. Very little stretch.. almost an anomaly. It was a half wit style hammock with a fully removable half net. It suffered a catastrophic failure on trail and has me questioning the idea of a UL hammock. That's one piece of kit I don't want to fail...ever again.

    That said, I have some 1.0 Hyper D that I am going to use for a UL option with a full zippered bug net.. DH Darien style. Just to see how it feels.
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    * I can lift all the weight I want at the gym. Walking shouldn't be a workout. ~ Just Bill


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