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    what is 70 denier?

    I am looking at ripstop to buy, and most of the 1.9oz I see says it is 70 denier. Is that just the standard for 1.9oz? or is it special thickness? Would it be good for hammocks?

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    70 D is standard for 1.9 and very usable for hammocks. 70 D is a measure of thread size and is roughly related to fabric weight but not directly. Weave pattern, fabric density and coatings also figure into weight beyond the denair rating of the fiber.
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