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    Lightbulb Removing side material from ENO

    Hey all, So more than once has it crossed my mind that the extra colored material running along the side of my ENO get in my way. I have thought of removing them but I'm not really sure how it would turn out. Really its 50/50. sometimes I rest my head on that material, so then its fine to have around. When I lay down to sleep it tend to make me feel like I'm in a cocoon. So yeah its 50/50.

    I was wondering how well it worked out for anybody who's done it.
    1)Would you still do it again?
    2)Did it turn out neat and clean? "frayed ends"
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    once you have your optimal set-up dialed in- (ridge cord, amount of sag, angle of offset) get somebody to mark the bits of fabric that are not in use/in your way; cut about 1 inch outside the marks and do a double rolled hem down to the marks. then let us know if you like the change.
    or...you can do what Randy did and embrace the cocoon as a breeze and bug deterrent!
    hope that helped, KM ( who uses the extra fabric as a sun block....)

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    Lordy no ... I'd never do that ... that width is what gives you the ability to get the near flat lay once you have your hang figured out. No way no how ...

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    I cut mine off my Double Nest. I found the material superfluous and after I got my WB Traveler I took the plunge since the Traveler is narrower than the DN would have been without the side material and I find the Traveler very comfortable. I have girth hitched the ends of my hammock so I was not worried about weakening the channels (I don't sew). All I did was cut the material off and use a lighter to melt the edges to prevent fraying. Yeah its not the prettiest but if done carefully enough its not too bad. Plus I am not worried about how it looks as long as it is comfortable. I am happy I did it since I always found that material flopping and getting in my way.

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    My home sleeper was a DIY based on the doublenest design. I really liked the side fabric and would never have sacrificed the width. It was really comfy. That extra width is wonderful.
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    Jons4real
    There is a youtube video of the result of a guy that cut an ENO just as you decribe. Search ENO hammock and you will see it. It's sort of frayed, and I dno;t think I'd do it, but I wholeheartedly agree with you about the fabric flapping in my face and, other than using it for a oillow, it's a tad annoying. I think I won't cut mine, but can see whay you'd think about it. Please guinea-pig for us all, and cut it, and tell us what comes of it in a youtube vid, like that other guy.

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    Even a day after posting ... and I still wouldn't do it

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    In the woods I like the fabric for all the above listed reasons.
    In my TV room they make a perfect arm rest for holding the remote while surfing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Even a day after posting ... and I still wouldn't do it
    And I'd do it again.

    ....but having said that, after I got my WB traveler, my ENO became a loaner/spare that I didn't mind experimenting with. If it was my primary hammock I might feel a little different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    Jons4real
    There is a youtube video of the result of a guy that cut an ENO just as you decribe. Search ENO hammock and you will see it. It's sort of frayed, and I dno;t think I'd do it, but I wholeheartedly agree with you about the fabric flapping in my face and, other than using it for a oillow, it's a tad annoying. I think I won't cut mine, but can see whay you'd think about it. Please guinea-pig for us all, and cut it, and tell us what comes of it in a youtube vid, like that other guy.
    lol, guineapig, ummmm no,lol. I'm pretty sure I saw the video your talking about. I really didnt like the way his looked. He kinda hacked as far as I'm concerned. I was thinking cutting it with pinking shears so it wont fray. Then I would add a fold or two and then add a hem to make it look better and stop the fray. I also was thinking that you could possible carterize the hem. I was thinking if I could heat up an exacto knife blade and slowly cut above the seam then possibly the hot blade would kind of melt the nylon- but I'm not really sure how good it would look or how effective it would be along with being a pain in the butt in holding my knife over a flame to keep it hot.
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