Reviving an old thread, but thought it might help others that haven't seen this.
To ward off the hordes of bugs on my hammock and tarp this weekend, I sprayed both with 29% DEET spray.
The hammock body seems fine, but when I sprayed the little tarp on my Hennessy the spray globed up into sticky drops. I just washed it off and noticed the waterproof coating appears to be coming off. It is only happening where the spray formed big sticky drops.
I wish I had read this thread earlier. Do not use DEET on nylon fabrics.
Last edited by Troy64; 05-28-2012 at 22:07.
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If you use anything on your hammock, I recommend permitherin. It works great with no negative side effects.