Someone wrote in a post that he did not pull material out to hold the sides up when he tied or whipped the ends of his hammocks. I thought that was a good idea so I made one today and left the fabric straight on the ends when I tied them. I like what I got. I can roll in and out easily and see all around me, especially with the tie outs.
My question is: how many of you pull the last four inches or so out of the tied ends, and if you don't, what are your reasons and observations?
Here are a few pictures of it. Tonight I will make a weather cover for the top of the hammock as well as a bug net to match. The hammock is THREE bottomed, all DWR and weighs 24 ounces. Why 3 bottomed? I have been experimenting with pads lately and I have an idea to stack pads in two pockets in such a way that the entire bottom of the hammock will end up insulated....I hope.