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    net hammocks vs nylon hammocks?

    I did a search so forgive me if this has been beat to death. I remember when hammocks were mostly made of net, but now very few if any are available. Does anyone use a net type hammock? What are the downsides of that type of hammock if any?

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    Hey Eka; well off the top of my head i'd say that a net hammock doesn't keep the bugs out, or the moisture, or the cold air and might be bulkier , but for layin in the backyard ,,cooool. Just my 2 cents
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    Net hammocks are pretty heavy, and often made of cotton - in some climates that's a good thing, in the climate I hike in, it would rot and/or mildew pretty fast. Nylon dries fast and doesn't rot, and the ripstop is pretty strong unless you compromise it with something sharp.

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    Used to have one, but I always felt like the net was cutting through me. Buttons, fingers, and everything else always seemed to get caught up in the net when changing positions or getting out of the hammock.

    You can still get them, but for the same price you could also get the Grand Trunk Ultralight...

    Rothco Net Hammock

    GT Ultralight

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekaphoto View Post
    I did a search so forgive me if this has been beat to death. I remember when hammocks were mostly made of net, but now very few if any are available. Does anyone use a net type hammock? What are the downsides of that type of hammock if any?
    They're fine for lounging in the shade on a hot day -- IF you don't mind having buttons on your pants pockets or sleeves torn off.

    As a general rule, they feel too small, and try to squeeze you into a sausage shape.

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    I have used a net type hammock for probably 8 years. I got this one and put 37 inch spreader bars in it. I find it pretty comfortable and it's really not all that heavy (24.8 oz.). I'm just now starting to experiment with gathered end ripstop hammocks. I've been perfectly happy with it.
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    I have one of each. Both have their pros and cons.

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