I was modifying my suspension system today and messing with the ridge line and what not, I sat my butt down in my Byer Moskito hammock and caught the edge of the mosquito netting instead of the fabric and went base over apex.
Have you ever done that? It's like being a beetle on its back. I'm hanging there with my feet up in the air going back and forth trying to get my weight further forward so I can get up. Most undignified. It seemed like forever but was probably only 5 or 6 seconds. I kept thinking "it's going to tear, it's going to tear...." and it did. Tore about a quarter of the way across my fabric near one end where the end of the netting was sewn. I think my weight was transferred to the stitching at that point. I also totally tore up the mosquito netting.
I only used the thing twice too!
90% of the problem was my carelessness, but I will say that the workmanship on this hammock was not that great to start with. I have friends that have 3 of the same hammock, and my mosquito netting looked totally different to theirs. Mine was much bigger and was hard to keep out of my face, and one of the 2 attachment points was missing.
So I'm in the market for another hammock, another inexpensive one.