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    The hammock I am making now is 200d nylon, treated on one side (it will be inside). I would love to know the denier rating compared to oz. of 1.7 oz nylon? Maybe I can google a chart or something. Personally, I have had bad luck with light nylon ripstop ripping out, from both bad sewing and rubbing on things. I got dumped out in the middle of the woods during the big snowstorm we had this winter. I sewed in a quilt, and sewed it right to the bottom of a double layer diy hammock, the sewing stretched at a different rate than the nylon, and BAM, into a drift in my sleeping bag and undies. lol. That was the walmart digital camo nylon. weight unknown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hippofeet View Post
    The hammock I am making now is 200d nylon, treated on one side (it will be inside). I would love to know the denier rating compared to oz. of 1.7 oz nylon? Maybe I can google a chart or something. Personally, I have had bad luck with light nylon ripstop ripping out, from both bad sewing and rubbing on things. I got dumped out in the middle of the woods during the big snowstorm we had this winter. I sewed in a quilt, and sewed it right to the bottom of a double layer diy hammock, the sewing stretched at a different rate than the nylon, and BAM, into a drift in my sleeping bag and undies. lol. That was the walmart digital camo nylon. weight unknown.
    Lol. I would like to know the same thing and also between the 70d
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliteoomph View Post
    Thanks I have been checking out the site and will Def buy from there. Do you know how much heavier to 1.9 is to the 1.5? I just Def do not want it to stretchout... I don't mind a few more ounces is its more comfortable...
    The number refers to the weight per square yard of the material; so for a similarly sized hammock, the 1.9 fabric would weight 27% more than the 1.5 fabric. For a 5' x 10' hammock it works out to be about 2.3 ounces heavier.

    I've used both 1.5 and 1.9 for hammock bodies, and I honestly can't perceive any difference in stretch. Not saying there isn't a difference -- just not one that I can "feel."
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    Gotcha... Very good to know info! Thanks!
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    If you're using the hammock with a pad I suspect breathability is less of an issue the pad will smother most of the fabric anyway.

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    nope... that's just the thing... with this set up you do not need a pad or a UQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippofeet View Post
    The hammock I am making now is 200d nylon, treated on one side (it will be inside). I would love to know the denier rating compared to oz. of 1.7 oz nylon?.
    Denier rating is only tangentially related to weight. There is a correlation but it is not direct. _In general_ 30 D relates to 1.1 oz nylon. 70 D relates to 1.9 oz nylon. 1.7 & 1.5 may be a multi-denier fabric.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Denier rating is only tangentially related to weight. There is a correlation but it is not direct. _In general_ 30 D relates to 1.1 oz nylon. 70 D relates to 1.9 oz nylon. 1.7 & 1.5 may be a multi-denier fabric.
    So that being said 200D we be heavy enough to hold an entire family?

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    I wouldn't go that far... but it is substantial. It is lightweight pack cloth. Lots of commercial daypacks are made from that stuff.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    I wouldn't go that far... but it is substantial. It is lightweight pack cloth. Lots of commercial daypacks are made from that stuff.
    Lol gotcha...
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