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    Uncoated Ripstop Cordura UK is this good for diy hammock?

    Im thinking of giving this diy hammock a try http://www.imrisk.com/zhammock/zhammock.htm I wonder if this http://www.profabrics.co.uk/shop/sho....php?id=URC-99 fabric would be ideal.
    says cordura not nylon. any advice ?

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    Cordura is a weave pattern, usually rather heavy, stiff and durable. Also sometimes called "pack cloth". Ripstop is also a weave pattern, but very different from cordura. Ripstop cordura is something I have never heard of and would seem to be an unlikely fabric. Untreated Taffeta in polyester or nylon is an excellent fabric for hammock beds. Taffeta is also a weave pattern.

    Edti: I can't tell what the fabric looks like and there are different terminologies in different countries. This may be one of those cases. Techically however, the terms are properly applied to weave patterns. 180 denier seems a little heavy to me for ripstop and too light for cordura. It could be a taffeta in which case yes it would be a good choice.
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    thanks I will look into taffeta in polyester and nylon fabrics to start with. The fabric description said ideal for hammocks so it caght my attention. maybe they mean heavyweight hammocks :-)

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    Hi Pertex is a good fabric for hammocks in the UK. Will keep that Yorkshire breeze out nicely. Have a search on eBay for 'PERTEX MICROLIGHT RIPSTOP FABRIC' a seller has some at a good price.

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    thanks for the info on pertex this sounds like a good option

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    Quote Originally Posted by ali74 View Post
    thanks I will look into taffeta in polyester and nylon fabrics to start with. The fabric description said ideal for hammocks so it caght my attention. maybe they mean heavyweight hammocks :-)

    I think they mean hammocks of the garden variety, originally made of cotton canvas.

    That fabric is .120 Kg per metre, so is a little less than 4.0 oz per yard. Right now I can´t visualize how heavy that is, maybe is like a light canvas.

    What does denier mean, by the way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nailer View Post
    What does denier mean, by the way?
    Denier is based on the diameter of the threads used to weave the fabric. It is usually used in industrial/commercial settings where weight per se is not a significant measurement. Coatings will change the weight of the fabric but they won't change the denier.
    30D ~ 1.1 oz/sq yd ripstop
    70D ~ 1.9 ripstop
    200D ~ a lightweight packcloth
    and so on up the scale.
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    Just got off the phone with Audrey of Rockywoods.com, and she is willing to ship international, and answer any questions about ripstop. She gave me permission to post her link and said to contact them thru the email address on the website. I am a new DIY'er, and she gave me info that was excellent on on zippers, ripstop, and fasteners. Am making a daypack, put a zipper in my hennessy and have stuff sacks everywhere! You can order samples for 50cents of ripstop. I am not affilliated with them, but do appreciate their products and service when I shop outside a HF member's store. http://www.rockywoods.com/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Denier is based on the diameter of the threads used to weave the fabric. It is usually used in industrial/commercial settings where weight per se is not a significant measurement. Coatings will change the weight of the fabric but they won't change the denier.
    30D ~ 1.1 oz/sq yd ripstop
    70D ~ 1.9 ripstop
    200D ~ a lightweight packcloth
    and so on up the scale.
    Thanks a lot Ramblinrev, now I´ve got another point of reference to judge a fabric.

    Would you mind telling me what would be the aprox denier of jeans denim, the cloth they use to make Dokers pants and the Dickies shirts?

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